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


"'They deserve to be at the top of the tree,' says one London private wealth lawyer, explaining that 'they have fabulous clients and they're very well regarded. We find that if we ever lose a pitch, it's often to them.'"

Chambers UK 2018

"An observer notes that 'they've been around for a very long time, consistently acting in the ultra-high and high net worth space, and they're able to draw on the service of other parts of the firm. They have a good corporate tax and corporate finance outfit, and they're able to get good advice from them.'"

Chambers UK 2018

"They have a large team with several partners with different profiles who all complement each other very well and work well together. They have a lot of experience and it's very pleasant to work with them."

Chambers Global 2018

"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

"The 'outstanding' firm is praised by market insiders, who say it is the 'clear leader in the industry'."

Chambers Global 2018