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Specialist legal services tailored for private and commercial clients

Specialist legal services tailored for private and commercial clients

About The Firm

Payne Hicks Beach LLP is a firm of solicitors who take pride in building strong client relationships based on trust, integrity and the vision to succeed. 

At the heart of what we do is a deeply engaged connection with our clients – their lives, their businesses, their interests.

The firm’s long-standing reputation has been built on our family and private client work. Our authority in these fields and subsequent successes in litigation, immigration, property and commercial expertise, means we are regarded as one of the very best of the small number of firms in the UK that undertake this work at the highest level for clients across the world. This is complemented with a full suite of legal services for all personal and commercial needs.



Founded in 1770 our offices have remained at 10 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, one of London’s finest squares and the seat of English law. 

Our long history has always celebrated the spirit of individuality; we have always been a law firm of people, servicing people. Throughout our history we have used innovation and creativity to challenge and find successful solutions for clients, at times shaping new laws, and always protecting client interests as though they are our own.

“A notable Partner at law firm Payne Hicks Beach is a person of intelligence, with a mind active and ever fervid for the good of their clients whose case they seem to make their own, and in the close of which they are seldom unsuccessful.” THE GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, 1796


Skilled, imaginative, empathetic, committed and discreet. These are the hallmarks of our people.

Our solicitors are globally minded, forward-thinking and with a mastery of law who deliver success and security for our clients. Most importantly every member of staff at Payne Hicks Beach works tirelessly towards the aims and achievements of our clients.

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We are your trusted, experienced advisors and allies at every step, in every matter.

We handle complex problems for people and businesses that often cross international borders. We understand and respect the pressure – whether commercial, personal or emotional – experienced by our clients, and stand alongside our clients with discretion, sensitivity and expediency.

We are deeply engaged with our clients and pride ourselves on long-standing client relationships.

Our structure and our commitment to outstanding client service means that our specialist advisers work closely with each other to deliver seamless advice across all our practice areas.

“The quality of the service is second to none” LEGAL500 UK 2023