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Carson McDowell LLP is home to a team of ‘experts in private client matters’, including ‘professional and considered’ practice head Neil Bleakley. The group is particularly adept at complex estate planning for high-net-worth individuals.

One of the best in Northern Ireland’, Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s practice covers the full range of private client matters for high-net-worth individuals. Michael Graham leads the team, which has particular strength in estate planning, particularly with complex cases involving enduring power of attorney or controllership. William Cross is well known for family and matrimonial law issues and Jonathan Forrester specialises in contentious probate and trusts.

Elliott Duffy Garrett’s ‘outstanding private client practice’ is headed by Stewart Nash and advises on complex estate planning, including managing assets located in several jurisdictions, as well as advising on the establishment of charitable foundations. Associate Neil Mullholland is ‘able to take a holistic view of a client’s needs’.

Millar McCall Wylie LLP’s ‘well-established, reputable and reliable’ private client practice advises on estate planning, deeds of appointment, lifetime discretionary settlements and property funding reviews. The ‘knowledgeable, attentive and responsive’ Conor Wylie leads the group, which includes associate Pamela Charters, who is noted for her high-value contentious probate expertise.

Arthur Cox Belfast acts for high-net-worth individuals on a range of matters, including establishing family trusts and estate planning. Recent work includes advising on probate matters following the death of a company founder. Alan Taylor leads the group.

Gerard Small heads the private client department at John McKee Solicitors, which advises on estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and matters involving controllership and enduring powers of attorney. Alison Reid is another key name.

Mills Selig’s expertise includes wills, trusts, estate planning, enduring powers of attorney, controllership and administration of estates. Solicitor Fiona McFall is the key name.

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