Piers Barclay Partner

Piers is the head of private client.

Piers specialises in succession, tax and estate planning advice for individuals and their families as well as related advice to trustees and other private client service providers, such as family offices. In addition to UK-based clients, much of his work has an international element, including structuring multi-jurisdictional estates, using trusts in civil law and Sharia law countries and advising non-UK trustees on tax and fiduciary matters. 

He has experience in UK pre-entry planning for non-domiciliaries, remittance basis advice and the implementation of wills and associated mechanisms on arrival, both for entrepreneurs and for other high-net-worth individuals.

Before becoming a partner, Piers spent six months on secondment in the trusts department of a leading international law firm.

Piers is a member of the firm's probate group and has many years' experience advising on all probate related matters.

Professional memberships

  • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)

What people are saying


"He is extraordinarily bright; he knows all legal issues inside out. He has a wonderful manner with clients where they rely on his judgement, clients have great confidence in him."

Chambers HNW 2019

"He is a very good private client lawyer - he really engages with his client and gains their trust. He is extremely empathetic, so charming and very bright."

Chambers HNW 2019

"Piers Barclay is 'extremely knowledgeable and has excellent commercial sense'."

The UK Legal 500 2018

"He is really brilliant, he has great judgement and is very personable."

Chambers Global 2018

"His clients are absolutely devoted to him and he really has his clients' interests at heart."

Chambers Global 2018

"Piers' strengths include 'the extreme care that is given to the advice he proffers, his acumen and his experience'."

The UK Legal 500 2017

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