Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Basil Dixon

Basil Dixon

"Basil is brilliant. He is extremely knowledgeable...he is very clear in terms of the advice that he gives and also very open to questions that there may be in case further clarification is required. He is extremely personable and I think his very user-friendly and open way allows clients to engage very well. He just gets along with everybody."

Chambers HNW 2021

Basil advises individuals, trustees, family offices and estate managers on a wide range of complex tax, trust, estate and succession planning and philanthropic issues.

Basil's practice is broad-based and encompasses the whole spectrum of private client onshore and offshore work.  His clients range from landed estates with the deepest of roots in the UK to those with no connection with the UK at all.

Basil frequently advises on matters relating to onshore and offshore tax planning, the establishment and use of trusts and other structures and family governance and conflict of laws.

Basil is ranked in Chambers HNW 2021 and as a Recommended Lawyer and Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 UK 2021. Commentary in The Legal 500 UK includes: “Basil Dixon is a stand-out partner who provides high-quality legal advice but with a commercial hat on. His response times are good and he is very professional"; "Basil Dixon constantly proves his worth. He handles the most complex and weighty affairs of global families with huge assurance"; “Basil Dixon is particularly cogent in his analysis of problems and consequent distillation of advice” and “Basil Dixon remained impressively clear headed in a difficult situation.”

Basil is listed in the Spear’s 500 2021 as a “Recommended Tax & Trust Lawyer” and ranked “distinguished individual” with a focus on international private wealth.

Basil was awarded the Gold Medal in the “Lawyer of the Year – Partner” category at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2016. The awards highlight the emerging future leaders in the wealth management sector. For two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016, Basil was named as one of eprivateclient’s “Top 35 Under 35” private client advisers. Basil is a founding partner of Tatler Address Book Advisory (formerly Tatler HNW Address Book) and is listed as one of the UK’s top tax & trust lawyers. To view Basil's Tatler Address Book Advisory profile click here. Advisory is Tatler’s trusted network of influential private client experts, all at the pinnacle of their profession and recognised as elite practitioners with the gilt-edged expertise necessary to advise UHNW and HNW individuals.

Having studied at Oxford University Basil trained at Allen & Overy LLP and worked at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP before joining Payne Hicks Beach.

Qualified September 2009, joined Payne Hicks Beach November 2014, promoted to senior associate 2015, partner 2016.

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