Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

01 July 2020

Payne Hicks Beach makes further lateral hire as property lawyer Emma Copestake joins firm

Leading London law firm, Payne Hicks Beach, is delighted to announce the appointment of partner Emma Copestake who joins the firm’s Property department, effective 1 July 2020. Emma joins Payne Hicks Beach from Withersworldwide, where she was a partner in their property team. 

Emma’s appointment follows the recent recruitment of private client partner Martin Paisner CBE and Jessica Henson, contentious trusts and estates partner, both from from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.  

Emma’s practice encompasses all aspects of prime and super-prime residential property work. She specialises in contentious and non-contentious leasehold enfranchisement/extensions and landlord and tenant instructions, as well as advising on complex funding arrangements and ancillary tax matters.  

Emma advises private individuals, investors, developers, banks, and institutions. She frequently acts for clients from overseas, often leading teams of advisers in a number of different jurisdictions.

Emma is further known for her “turnkey” service for private residential property buyers, acting on their behalf throughout the purchase; formulating the offer; acting on the acquisition; advising on tax and structuring; and assisting with all aspects of any development of the property.

Emma has previously been named as a “leading individual” in legal directories: Chambers High Net Worth and Legal 500 UK, commended for her client service and communication skills, as well as her depth of experience and commercial insight.

Robert Brodrick, Chairman of Payne Hicks Beach, comments:

“Emma is an exceptional property lawyer with a wide range of skills, not least as a much-trusted adviser to her many clients. We are very pleased to welcome Emma to Payne Hicks Beach as a partner and look forward to working with her. Her arrival follows in the steps of our recent recruitment of partners Martin Paisner and Jessica Henson, as Payne Hicks Beach continues to grow its team of leading advisors for our private and commercial clients”.

Emma Copestake comments:

“I’m very excited to be joining Payne Hicks Beach as the firm continues to grow and look forward to working with Andrew Berry and the other partners in the Property department. I welcome the opportunity to expand the Property department and look forward to contributing my skills and experience, for the benefit of our clients.”

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