Payne Hicks Beach
Payne Hicks Beach

19 November 2020

Should you sell the ancestral family estate? Robert Brodrick and Simon Blackburn for CampdenFB

CampdenFB asks Robert BrodrickPrivate Client Partner and Chair of Payne Hicks Beach and Simon Blackburn, Partner and Head of Landed Estates and Agriculture, for their expert advice on why a family, who at one time owned up to 50,000 acres, would sell a house that has been in the family for 40 generations. This is what Will Garton-Jones, owner of the Llanfendigaid Estate in Wales has chosen to do, but it is not a decision that he will have taken lightly and  both Robert and Simon address one of the most difficult decisions owners of historic houses have to grapple with, first published in CampdenFB online on 19 November 2020 and reproduced with kind permission.

Robert Brodrick is recognised as one of the UK's top private client lawyer who advises on tax, trust and estate planning for wealthy individuals, their advisers and trustees. He acts for a wide range of clients including the owners of landed estates, business people, non-domiciliaries and international families with assets in multiple jurisdictions.

Simon Blackburn is a leading landed estates lawyer who advises UK and overseas buyers on all aspects of transacting and managing farms, estates and country houses and has been practising in the sector since qualification in 2009.

For further information please contact by email either Robert Brodrick or Simon Blackburn or telephone on 020 7465 4300

Click below to read Robert and Simon's article in CampdenFB 

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