Moore Barlow




Tax Lawyers




Advice type

Family businesses


Asset Class

Landed estates

Client Types




Geographical Focus

United Kingdom

Customer Type


Philip Whitcomb

Spear’s Review

A partner in Moore Barlow’s private wealth team, Philip Whitcomb leads the firm’s rural practice, which encompasses all aspects of private client and agricultural law.

The lawyer specialises in a range of issues, from succession planning and asset protection to heritage law and tax advice for individuals, trusts and family businesses. He also helps clients draft complex wills and advice on IHT and CGT tax planning, as well as helping farming clients and landed estates with succession planning.

An example of his work is farming diversification, which he says is ‘becoming a popular tool to unlock additional revenue streams and help future-proof the success of the farm’.

Whitcomb has more than two decades’ experience in HNW and private client service. He began his career at Wilsons Solicitors in Salisbury before joining Moore Blatch in 2014. He joined Moore Barlow’s Lymington offices as partner in 2018.

Adviser Profile

Approaching complex private wealth issues in an empathetic and pragmatic way, Whitcomb has over 21 years’ experience working with clients and their advisers on succession planning, asset protection, heritage law, trusts and tax advice. His clients include owners of landed estates, farmers, high-net-worth individuals and their families. Whitcomb deals with all aspects of wills and farming partnerships and acts for trustees and beneficiaries on a range of trust issues, including the scope of trustees’ powers and the interpretation of complex trust arrangements. He takes time to understand the client’s circumstances, requirements and wishes. He lectures nationally and writes extensively on private wealth law issues.


48 High Street Lymington, SO41 9ZQ United Kingdom

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