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Robert Brodrick

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Payne Hicks Beach

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Robert advises on tax, trust and estate planning for wealthy individuals, their advisers and trustees. He acts for a wide range of clients including non-domiciliaries, international families with assets in multiple jurisdictions as well as UK based families and the owners of landed estates and business people.  Robert’s practice is divided into three main geographic areas of clients: Middle East; US/UK and UK domestic (which also includes UK resident non-doms). He is a Trustee of a number of UK trusts including several that hold heritage assets, and he also acts as Executor.  He is known for his sensitive handling of difficult family situations.  Robert advises on contentious trust and probate work, and has recently been involved in applications to vary and rectify trusts both in the UK and offshore. Robert has developed a reputation for advising a number of high profile US families based in the UK (alongside their existing US advisers) and he is also experienced at advising Middle Eastern families on the creation and reorganization of trusts, including Sharia compliant structures. He is also known for his sensitive handling of complicated family situations.


Robert qualified in 1998, joined Payne Hicks Beach as a partner in 2012, having trained at Withers and been a partner at Trowers & Hamlins since 2007.


STEP; Robert is on Lexis PSL’s Private Client service Consulting Editorial Board. 

London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Brodrick - Payne Hicks Beach

Within: Agriculture and estates

Payne Hicks Beach  acts for the owners of over 50 landed estates varying in size from 750 acres to well over 30,000 acres and is increasingly advising on farming business reorganisations and succession planning work in addition to undertaking a substantial amount of agricultural development work. Practice head Alastair Murdie  is recommended along with Robert Brodrick  who acts for both trustees and owners of landed estates primarily advising on tax and estate planning. Rosamond McDowell ’s practice spans contentious and non-contentious advisory, estate planning, trust and probate work. McDowell provides ‘sound and accessible advice and always goes the extra mile for her clients’. The group advises on the full array of matters from sophisticated tax matters such as maximising agricultural property relief and entrepreneurs’ relief to advising on protecting farmers from trespass and the use of alternative energy schemes and diversification.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Robert Brodrick - Payne Hicks Beach

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Key figures at Payne Hicks Beach include Rosamond McDowell receives a lot of plaudits, who has ‘high technical skills, is efficient and deals brilliantly with very difficult and sensitive problems’. The ‘responsive’ Frederick Bjørn ‘stays on top of detail’. Robert Brodrick ’s practice is divided into three main geographic areas of clients namely the Middle East, US/UK and UK domestic (which also includes UK resident non-doms). Basil Dixon advises a primarily international client base of ultra-high-net-worth clients. The team is adept at advising high-net worth clients from the UK and internationally. The group advises on a mix of international and domestic work with continued instructions from Scandinavia and the Middle East. It advises on a broad array of matters such as advising some of the UK’s oldest and largest estates to having extensive experience of advising on the tax aspects of pre-and post-nuptial agreements and the structuring of divorce settlements especially those involving trusts and international assets.

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