Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

02 November 2018

The Legal 500 UK 2019: Payne Hicks Beach ranked Tier 1 Leading Firm

Payne Hicks Beach is delighted that the firm continues with its ranking as a Top Tier Firm in Family and this year sees the firm recognised as a Leading Firm in 14 other practice areas, together with 7 elite lawyers featuring as Leading Individuals or Next Generation Lawyers and 38 lawyers ranked as Recommended and Next Generation Lawyers. 

The Legal 500 is an independent guide and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. 

Some editorial quotes include:

Payne Hicks Beach ‘occupies a favoured position in the pantheon of private client firms offering a sophisticated and refined level of service in the most high-profile cases.’

Payne Hicks Beach  has a ‘team that is excellent in every way’. It is adept at advising private individuals, trustees, art dealers and charities and has particular expertise in the administration of high value and extensive collections of art and the trusts associated with these collections.”

Payne Hicks Beach  is ‘regularly involved in very significant disputes both on the beneficiary and trustee side and continues to successfully build its reputation in this area.”

“When it comes to private client instructions, Payne Hicks Beach is ‘perhaps the very best firm in the market’. In the context of real estate, this expertise is reflected in high-value investment and development work carried out for family offices, high-net-worth individuals and landed estates.”

The team at Payne Hicks Beach has ‘outstanding skills and is a pleasure to deal with.’”

“Payne Hicks Beach is a ‘fine niche firm carrying out high-profile litigation.’”

Payne Hicks Beach 'punches above its weight' and specialises in disciplinary and regulatory issues, discrimination claims, pay issues, contractual work and financial settlement matters.”

“Payne Hicks Beach’s citizenship and immigration department provides ‘clear and practical advice’ for high-net-worth individuals particularly from the US, the Middle East, India, Turkey and South America. It also advises UK companies across the arts, fashion, financial services, and the not-for-profit sectors on immigration requirements and obligations.”

To read the profile for Payne Hicks Beach click here.

A selection of Payne Hicks Beach’s UK practice rankings can be found below:

Tier 1


Leading Firm

Corporate: M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
Corporate: Partnership
Dispute Resolution: Commercial litigation
Human Resources: Employment - employers and senior executives
Human Resources: Immigration: business
Private Client: Agriculture and estates
Private Client: Art and cultural property
Private Client: Contentious trusts and probate
Private Client: Personal tax, trusts and probate
Real Estate: Commercial property - development
Real Estate: Property litigation
Real Estate:  Residential property
Risk Advistory: Reputation management
TMT: Sport

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