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Thrings LLP

Work 01794 310 300
Bath, Bristol, London, Southampton, Swindon

South East: Private client

Family: Hampshire
Family: Hampshire - ranked: tier 3

Thrings LLP

Thrings LLP's 'excellent' family team is led by high net worth divorce expert and specialist mediator Sally Pike. The group assists high net worth individuals with nuptial agreements and asset protection matters, where it works closely with the firm's tax and succession team. It particularly distinguishes itself in the agriculture sector and has extensive knowledge of the issues arising from divorce, such as different family members’ interests in farm assets, planning and development issues, tax and property valuations. In addition, the team specialises in handling divorce cases for members of the armed forces, as well as police offers in the Thames Valley, Avon and Somerset, and Wiltshire police forces. Elsewhere, the practice has had an increase in mandates from private entrepreneurs and business owners. Solicitor Pascale Devlin joined from Coffin Mew LLP in September 2018.

Practice head(s):Sally Pike

Other key lawyers:Pascale Devlin


'Thrings is particularly good at family finance. The firm offers a full service so expert advice is available when necessary from a number of practice areas'.

'Sally Pike has transformed the family finance department at Romsey; she is very experienced, great with clients, incredibly commercial and gives excellent and wholly proportionate advice'.

Work highlights

  • Represented wife in divorce and financial proceedings involving over £1m, significant liquid capital and pension.
  • Representing wife in an ultra high net worth case with significant company assets amounting to approximately £50m and a property portfolio with a value of over £7m.
  • Advised husband in complex divorce and financial matter involving six companies and property portfolio of over twelve properties.
  • Acting for the wife in divorce case involving husband’s business and property assets in which both husband and wife are shareholders.
  • Represented wife in a case with significant pensions and capital, specifically investments.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire
Personal tax, trusts and probate: Hampshire - ranked: tier 2

Thrings LLP

‚ÄėFlexible and adaptive to client needs‚Äė,¬†Thrings LLP‚Äės succession and tax practice is led by¬†Rachel Brooks, whose practice is focused on passing assets down generations and wealth preservation. The firm as a whole specialises in agriculture; the team is thus highly experienced in handling issues involving¬†landed estates, farms and agribusiness. Elsewhere, tax planning and succession planning are major areas of work. The group mainly works for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Practice head(s):Rachel Brooks


'Very experienced and good people to work with - clients love working with the Romsey team'.

'Rachel Brooks is highly experienced and pro-active. She is simply excellent with clients'.

'Everyone was most obliging and helpful'.

'The interest taken and time spent in advising us was highly impressive'.

Work highlights

  • The team advised on the restructuring of ownership of a valuable house in a tax efficient manner to allow the property to continue to be used for many years without the need to sell.
  • The team advised on a complex landed estate with a business, and secured arguments with HMRC in saving over £1m of inheritance tax.
  • A high net-worth client was advised in relation to his wills and tax planning to facilitate the use of Business Property Relief.
  • The team advised an individual regarding provision for a spouse and children from a first marriage where there were trusts involved and looked at balancing various interests.
  • The team advised on a substantial probate with a linked trust and the use of the residential nil rate band when claiming reliefs on death.
Leading individuals

Rachel Brooks - Thrings LLP

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