Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

27 May 2016

Payne Hicks Beach announces four substantial promotions

Leading Central London law firm, Payne Hicks Beach, is pleased to announce four significant promotions across its Private Client, Family and Property departments. Basil Dixon has been promoted from Associate to Partner in the Private Client Team. In addition, Emily Foy, Emilie Helm and Marisa Beccarelli have been made Associates in the Family and Property departments respectively. These promotions are effective from 1 June 2016.

Having joined the firm as a Solicitor from Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP in 2014, Basil Dixon has rapidly progressed to Partner. Basil has extensive experience in advising international and UK based high net worth individuals, trustees, family offices and estate managers on a wide range of complex offshore and onshore tax, trust, estate and succession planning issues. Basil has particular expertise in advising on matters relating to and concerning the establishment and use of trusts and other structures, UK pre-arrival planning, funding UK expenditure, structuring the way in which UK property is held, conflict of laws and philanthropy. In recognition of Basil’s impressive record, he has been recognised as one of the UK’s “Top 35 Under 35” private client advisers by eprivateclient.

Emily Foy and Emilie Helm have been made Associates from Solicitors within the firm’s renowned Family department. Having joined the firm in 2011, Emily Foy is instructed on a range of family law matters ranging from cohabitation agreements to matters relating to children. Emilie Helm also joined the firm in that year and her practice encompasses a range of family law matters, both domestic and international (particularly French), including complex financial disputes.

Within the Property department, Marisa Beccarelli has been promoted to Associate, having been at the firm since 2006. Marisa has a wealth of experience in commercial property matters ranging from leasehold agreements and acquisitions to refinancing matters. Marisa also advises high net worth individuals on sales and acquisitions of residential property. 

Commenting on his promotion, Basil Dixon states:

“It is a privilege to join the distinguished Partnership at Payne Hicks Beach. I look forward to continuing to provide my clients with the trusted advice that they have come to expect from both myself and the firm.”

Virginia Farquharson, Director of Management, comments:

“These promotions are thoroughly deserved and highlight the calibre of the legal expertise on offer at Payne Hicks Beach. I congratulate Basil Dixon, Emilie Helm, Emily Foy and Marisa Beccarelli, their promotions are a reflection of their notable skills. The firm is proud to develop talent and acknowledge the capabilities of its lawyers, internal promotions play an integral role in strengthening the firm and the partnership.”


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