Top Ten Tax & Trust Lawyers
You’re as likely to find Robert Brodrick on a day trip to Bahrain as at a stately home in Cornwall for a trustees’ meeting. A former Spear’s award-winner, he’s a trusted adviser on the ‘full spectrum’ of tax to Arab royalty and American UHNWs. He’s also known for his representation of British landed families.
Brodrick would like to see a little more political and economic certainty grace the UK, but he doesn’t buy into the notion that its appeal has been dramatically diminished lately.
‘I think it’s a very short-term view,’ he says, insisting that London ‘absolutely’ remains popular with his international clientele ‘despite what our government seems to want to
throw at everyone in terms of tax changes – changes that are still rather up in the air’.
His Arab clients continue to flock to London en masse, seeing it as a sturdy investment for
the future ‘in case it all goes wrong at home’.
‘If you’re looking on a 50- or 100-year horizon, it’s going to take a lot more to stop London being a cultural capital,’ he says. ‘In the meantime, if it’s a choice between buying property here, or in France or Germany or Spain, or the US, London is still going to be one of the more attractive places.’