Private client

Recognised as a global leader in private client advice, Macfarlanes draws on many decades of experience to advise our clients on how best to manage their affairs in a complex and ever-changing world.

We are the only City firm to combine both top-ranked private client and corporate practices. This makes us the natural choice for those looking for co-ordinated advice on both their business and personal affairs.

Our work is wide-ranging and international and we use our independence to combine our own know-how on cross-border issues together with the best local advice in other jurisdictions.

We provide our clients with clear, comprehensive and pragmatic advice, working alongside their other professional advisers. We aim not merely to explain the law but to give practical advice on how to achieve our clients’ objectives and implement their plans.

Our clients are entrepreneurs, family offices, trustees, private banks, charities and individuals.

Whatever their goal, we will guide our clients smoothly through the intricacies of the law both within the UK and overseas.

What people are saying


"Macfarlanes hasn't just got one brilliant person, they have got a whole raft of completely brilliant minds. All the people coming in benefit and learn from this very brilliant core of top people."

Chambers UK 2017

"These guys are just a well-oiled machine. They work hard, they think hard. They are basically as good as it gets."

Chambers UK 2017

"Macfarlanes continues to be an authoritative force in the private client field with an almost unmatched depth of international wealth management expertise."

Chambers HNW 2017

"Macfarlanes LLP particularly impresses for the range of highly regarded partners with the ability to provide a consistently high level of service on super-sophisticated cross-border work."

The UK Legal 500 2016

"Significant player in the private client market with excellent strength and depth of expertise. They are exceedingly competent and very reassuring people to have on your side. It is a pretty distinguished private client firm."

Chambers UK 2016

"The firm’s twin strength in corporate means it can handle both the business and personal needs of its UK and non-UK entrepreneurial clients. Particular areas of expertise are international asset structuring, tax and trust planning, and family governance."

The UK Legal 500 2015