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Patrick Harney

Partner  |  Mishcon de Reya

England and Wales


US/ UK Tax and Estate Planning
Tax planning for UK Resident Non-Domiciles
Asset structuring


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Moving to Mischon de Reya in December 2019. A superb firm who understands how to take care of the needs of sophisticated high net worth families.

How did you get into private client?

When I was in Ireland, I did the Irish Institute of Taxation exams (the equivalent of the Chartered Tax Adviser exams) and decided I needed to use it or lose it. I joined a large private client group in Matheson Ireland. I found the challenges of acting for private clients fascinating and something I decided to stay in.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

To be a rising star, it is imperative that at the earliest stage in your career you choose an area of specialism to gain recognition. To build a successful network, you must become known as an expert in your field.

What is your favourite quote?

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Henry Ford.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I like riding horses, horse racing, diving, skiing and travelling.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

The Greenhouse, Mayfair in London.