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Mark Bridges

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Farrer & Co

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Private client – international.


Mark is the chair of private client at Farrer & Co and advises private clients both domestically and internationally. In the UK he has been private solicitor to The Queen since 2002, and was solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1998 to 2012. He also acts for a broad range of English private clients. Internationally, he specialises in tax, trusts and succession issues for clients from all over the world, including some of the world's wealthiest families. His work includes setting and implementing strategies to hold large international fortunes in tax effective ways. He also practises in the field of contentious trusts and successions, both domestically and internationally. In addition to his ranking as a Star Individual, Mark is described in Chambers & Partners 2012 as "without doubt one of the leading private client lawyers in the country, advising an impressive base of HNWIs. He is considered 'hard-working, perceptive and the very soul of discretion'." In the New Year Honours List 2012 Mark was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Mark was recognised as one of the Top Ten tax lawyers in the Spears 2015 Survey.


Qualified at Farrer & Co in 1980; partner 1985.


International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; International Committee of STEP; IBA


Corpus Christi College Cambridge (MA)

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Bridges - Farrer & Co

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  is 'a leading firm in the private wealth world with an incredible array of technical expertise’. Rhoddy Voremberg is ‘outstanding’. Catherine McAleavey, Sarah von Schmidt and Mike Chantler are all ‘exceptionally able’. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Russell Cohen is ‘very versatile’ and James Carleton  is ‘superb on art issues’. Bryony Cove is praised for her ‘outstanding ability to meet the complex requirements of UNHW and HNW clients’. Mark Bridges produces ‘high quality work’ for a broad range of English private clients including philanthropists, trustees and landed families and specialises in succession planning, tax and trust advice. Newly promoted partner Debbie Pennington is ‘excellent for offshore planning’. The practice is acting for members of a significant Scandinavian UHNW business family in relation to a major reorganisation of the multiple family trusts between different branches of the family.

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