Bortoft Bell > London, England > Firm Profile

Bortoft Bell
2 John Street

Private client > Family Tier 6

Bortoft Bell receives plaudits for providing ‘very commercially pragmatic’ advice under the able leadership of Arron Bortoft; Charlie Bell  and Catherine Thomas. The group has a particular focus on high-net-worth and complex financial proceedings which often have an international or trust element.

Practice head(s):

Arron Bortoft; Charlie Bell; Catherine Thomas


‘Arron and Charlie have recently established this boutique specialist practice. They are both absolutely committed to their clients, come with huge passion for their work but also have the wisdom to have a realistic view of outcome and manage expectations. They give realistic advice – sensitively or robustly as suits the individual clients’.

‘Really exceptional client care. Arron Bortoft has a painstaking attention to detail’.

‘Highly experienced niche practice. Arron Bortoft thorough and tenacious. Clients know he will fight their corner hard. Charlie Bell – a great lawyer, detailed and technical’.

‘Arron Bortoft; committed to his client’s cause’.

‘Charlie is a highly competent family lawyer with superb attention to detail. Charlie Bell – totally focused on the clients matter and gives clients full attention.  Confident delving into the nitty gritty and detail on the most complicated cases’. 

‘The firm is exceptional in the client care it offers.  Each and every client receives expert advice in response to an exhaustively careful analysis of all the possible options that may best ensure the client receives the outcome they want’.

Charlie Bell: Razor sharp and dynamic in his legal analysis of any case.  Formidable intellect and knowledge of the legal system and its operation. Arron Bortoft:  A powerhouse of a lawyer.  He uses his extensive experience to ensure each case is approached with no tactical error’.

‘Charlie Bell – outstanding lawyer. Not afraid to give practical advice while remaining very on top of the law. A very helpful, kind lawyer’.

Bortoft Bell is a boutique firm of specialist family lawyers with a wealth of experience in London working predominantly for high net worth individuals over the last three decades.

Arron Bortoft and Charlie Bell have spent many years at renowned family law firms in central London. They are instructed on high profile and high value cases across the spectrum of family law disputes. A significant number of their cases are reported, either in the Law Reports following cases in the High Court or the Court of Appeal, or in the national media. They often represent clients in the world of finance, public figures, entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals.

Bortoft Bell was established on the foundations of providing the best quality advice, a highly personal service and a sensible approach to costs. The firm blends traditional values with a modern approach, adopting a robust position on behalf of clients, whilst also embracing modern alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, private hearings and mediation where appropriate.

Given our commitment to each client receiving the highest quality service, the firm only accepts a limited number of instructions to ensure that each client receives proper and dedicated attention.

The Partners of Bortoft Bell pride themselves on the strength of their relationships with their clients, both past and present.

Family Arron Bortoftabortoft@bortoftbell.com02034050060
Family Charlie Bellcbell@bortoftbell.com02034050060