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Payne Hicks Beach LLP

Work Department

Private Client


Basil’s practice is broad-based and encompasses the whole spectrum of private client onshore and offshore work. He frequently advises on ultra-high net worth matters with his clients ranging from landed estates with the deepest of roots in the UK to those with no connection with the UK at all. Basil advises on issues concerning onshore and offshore tax planning, the establishment and use of trusts and other structures, US/UK planning, family governance, philanthropy and conflict of laws. Basil works closely with trustees, lawyers and other advisers in a number of jurisdictions including France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Channel Islands, the Caribbean, Singapore, India, the Middle East, the US and Canada.


Qualified September 2009, joined Payne Hicks Beach November 2014, promoted to senior associate 2015, partner 2016.


Bedford School

Oxford University

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Basil DixonPayne Hicks Beach LLP

Rosamond McDowell heads the department at Payne Hicks Beach LLP, which advises high-net-worth clients from the UK and internationally (many of whom feature in the Sunday Times Rich List, Forbes 400 and the Arabian Business Rich List). It also continues to receive instructions from Scandinavia and the Middle East. Other core areas of strength include advising UK resident non-domiciled clients on issues relating to pre-arrival planning and structuring. Robert Brodrick’s practice is divided into three main geographic areas of clients: Middle East, US/UK and UK domestic. Other highly regarded members of the department include Frederick BjørnBasil Dixon, Martin Paisner and Clare Hetherington. Recent highlights included Emma Harris’ promotion to the partnership and Sara Morgan’s addition to the team from Fieldfisher in November 2022.