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Debenhams Ottaway continues to be the only firm ranked in band 1 for private wealth law in the recently published Chambers High Net Worth 2022. This recognition firmly establishes the team as the go-to trusted adviser to successful individuals and families in Hertfordshire.

Debenhams Ottaway has one of the largest and most experienced Wills, trusts and probate teams in Hertfordshire who help high net worth individuals, their families, businesses and advisers. Working with other teams across the firm, they help their wealthy clients navigate legal challenges and make the most of new opportunities both at home and in business. Clients include City professionals, family offices, entrepreneurs, business owners and wealthy families in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK who often have complex international business and property assets.

Debenhams Ottaway put their clients and people at the centre of everything they do. Their reputation is built on trust; they have long standing relationships with generations of families; and have combined their experience with creativity to grow a strong and loyal base of clients who rely on them to look after them, their family and their businesses.

A HNW professional adviser comments that the Wills, trusts and probate team has “very strong technical knowledge giving them an in-depth understanding of complex and sophisticated matters…However, I would say that their great strength is to combine this with the empathy, compassion and clear communication that is so important in the private client space.

Managing partner, Susan Glenholme, who heads the Wills, trusts and probate team, also maintains her band 1 individual lawyer ranking with one source commenting “Susan puts the client at ease, offers a very friendly approach, is very knowledgeable and cares enough to go the extra mile.”

Senior litigation lawyer Michael Henry, who specialises in inheritance and trust disputes, also keeps his ‘associate to watch’ recognition for private wealth disputes with a client commenting that he is “an excellent solicitor who is very helpful and clear.”

Susan Glenholme comments “It’s great recognition for Debenhams Ottaway to be the only firm ranked in the top band locally for private wealth law. We really value the independent research carried out by Chambers HNW – the feedback from fellow professionals and clients reinforces the high level of knowledge, expertise and client care our teams provide to successful individuals, their families and advisers.

Chambers High Net Worth ranks the top law firms and lawyers working with wealthy individuals, their families and their advisers, based on recommendations by HNW clients and their advisers. The guide also recommends leading accountancy firms, private banks, wealth managers, trust companies and other professional advisers to HNW clients locally, across the UK and around the world.

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