BDB Pitmans






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BDB Pitmans

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BDB PITMANS is a leading UK law firm, with offices in London, Cambridge, Reading and Southampton.

Recommended by influential legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK, the legal teams’ depth of knowledge and expertise enables them to provide a unique, client-centred approach to law. Above all, the firm’s focus is on doing things right, and doing them well, in order to build long-standing and mutually beneficial client relationships based on trust and genuine partnership. With a long-standing heritage and reputation in private client services, BDB Pitmans provide specialist legal advice to individuals encompassing private wealth, family and matrimonial, and private real estate matters.

Commended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2023 for inheritance and succession, BDB Pitmans’ award-winning private wealth team is highly regarded for their expertise in international tax and estate planning, trust management, wills and probate, and wealth structuring. The team are frequently asked to comment on such matters by national publications including The Financial Times, The Times and The Telegraph as well as sector press such as eprivateclient and WealthBriefing.

The team also advise international clients from a range of jurisdictions including continental Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and the USA, as well as key international financial centres. With significant cross-border elements to their work, they are accustomed to working with worldwide contacts in offshore law firms, accountancy practices, private banks and trust companies to further support their clients.

In addition, the team incorporates an arts and cultural property group which advises a range of private clients on issues arising from the sale and purchase of works of art, governance and the day-to-day aspects of running an arts sector organisation, as well as issues of provenance, intellectual property, succession, and tax planning.

Recognised in eprivateclient’s Top Family Law Firms 2022, BDB Pitmans’ family law team act for both UK and non-UK citizens, assisting on a wide range of circumstances, either at the outset of cohabitation, marriage or civil partnership, or on the breakdown of a relationship. The team also boasts a number of qualified mediators and trained collaborative lawyers.

The firm’s dedicated private real estate team provides a full service offering to clients. They are also a leader in leasehold enfranchisement, having successfully served the first ever collective enfranchisement claim notice on the day the 1993 Act came into force in 1994. The team act for individuals, overseas investors, offshore entities, corporates, international and UK banks, developers, funds, trusts and UK investors.

The team also specialise in landed estates and agricultural law and act for individuals and institutions engaged in farming and the ownership of agricultural land and landed estates. The team comprises over 20 specialists in property, rural planning law, business partnerships, company law, tax and trusts, litigation, and family issues. Team members are proud to possess a background related to or a keen interest in the countryside and rural issues. Their broad expertise provides clients with the best possible advice on traditional agriculture and estate management, as well as in facilitating the development, diversification, and intensification of land use.

Cited in the legal directories as having in-depth knowledge that is second to none and a provider of thorough and reasoned advice, BDB Pitmans strive for long-lasting relationships with their clients. The firm recognises the importance of safeguarding their clients’ personal interests over a lifetime, and generations to come. In addition to providing ongoing legal advice at every stage of their clients’ lives, the firm also has an excellent reputation for working with clients on complex, high value matters.


United Kingdom One Bartholomew Close, 4th Floor, London, EC1A 7BL

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