The annual HNW guide identifies the world’s leading high net worth advisers and celebrates the achievements of national and international law firms over the past 12 months, highlighting outstanding work, strategic growth and excellence in client service.
Recognised as one of the leading regional firms for a range of private client matters including private property, tax planning, agricultural and family matters, Birketts’ award-winning Private Client Team is delighted to be celebrated for its technical expertise and coordinated approach.
Within the Private Client division, Birketts’ specialist Contentious Trusts and Probate Team is highly regarded for their handling of Private Wealth disputes. This niche area of law highlights the best of the firm’s skills, with the team priding itself on offering practical solutions, tailored advice and first class client care for those facing stressful and upsetting matters. The team is headed by renowned leader in her field, Bernadette Baker, who has been recognised as Band 1 (East Anglia) in the HNW awards 2021 for the second year running.
The following Private Client and Advisory Partners were also recognised for Private Wealth Law: Caroline Stenner (Cambridge and surrounds, Band 2), Tim Galloway (Essex, Band 1), Louise Long (Band 2, Ipswich and surrounds) and Lorna Spear (Norwich and surrounds, Band 1). Susan Young (Essex) was also recognised as an Associate to watch.
Jack Royall, Partner and Head of Birketts' Private Client Division commented: "Birketts’ national presence has been further bolstered by this year’s High Net Worth Guide results. Ranked as a Band 1 Outside London for the fifth year running, the team is honoured to be recognised beyond regional boundaries for its excellence, especially fresh off from our win for Team of the Year at the Cambridgeshire Law Society awards. We are especially proud of Caroline Stenner whose Chambers results follow a Lifetime Achievement Award."
He continued: "As a team we are distinguished for our expertise in a number of areas including providing advice to family businesses, estates and international clients and have been resolute in our desire to provide stellar client care in what has been an incredibly challenging time for many. It is a pleasure to see our efforts recognised in these prestigious awards."
Read Birketts’ rankings and commentary in Chambers HNW 2021.