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Robert Brodrick

Partner  |  Payne Hicks Beach

England and Wales


Complicated families
Succession planning
Trusted advisor within distressed marriages: including the bedside manner that goes with that!


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

Some very exciting new instructions which involve working with lawyers and trustees from the US, Switzerland and the Channel Islands: it is always very reassuring to be instructed by new clients, particularly when they have been referred by someone that you have worked with in the past. Alongside client work, I am Chair of Payne Hicks Beach and it has been a busy year adapting the firm to working from home.

How did you get into private client?

Private client was a natural fit for me. I have always been interested in private client from the days when I did work experience and I have always enjoyed the combination of dealing with people and providing legal advice.

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

Build a really good network of contacts.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Music: Playing the organ, singing and skiing too, of course.

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

Colombe D’Or, St Paul de Vence, Provence. Amazing combination of Provencal food, lovely terrace outside and amazing art collection.