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International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has retained its top tier status in the latest edition of Chambers High Net Worth, a guide to the leading lawyers and law firms for regional, national and international private wealth.

The UAE team consolidated its position as a leading advisor on Private Wealth Law by achieving a band 1 ranking for the second consecutive year. Commentators noted that the UAE team were "excellent" and that the team have firmly established themselves as one of the leading advisors in the Middle East. Partner Alastair Glover was once again recognised as a leading individual in band 1, where he was praised for being "very thorough and methodical" and for his "knowledge and team ethos". Jordan Ellis also maintained his ranking as an associate to watch in the region.

In the UK, Trowers' Exeter office retained its position in band 2 for Private Wealth Law with Frank Cook also listed in band 2, where he was praised for being a "very secure lawyer and extremely knowledgeable" and "approachable and friendly." 

There was further individual recognition for Exeter based Charisse Crawford, who solidified her status as one of the leading practitioners in the South West by ranking in band 1 for Private Wealth Disputes. Charisse was described as a "a rare gem who is technically sound and deeply cares for her clients" and "is a true expert in her field and can quickly grasp even the most complex of private wealth issues." Birmingham Partner, Helen Briant was also ranked for the first time in band 2 for Private Wealth Disputes where she was described as "always diligent and helpful" and was acknowledged for her expertise in domestic and international contentious trust and probate disputes.

Alastair Glover commented:

"As a team we are pleased to have once again been recognised as one of the leading Private Wealth Law practices in the region. We place considerable emphasis on ensuring that our clients receive first-rate legal services, so it is rewarding to see this reflected in the latest rankings. We would like to thank our clients for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback."

Helen Briant added:

"It's fantastic to see the strength and depth in our private wealth disputes practice being recognised and endorsed by clients and other specialist practitioners. It is clear to see that our holistic and full service approach to clients facing complex personal and family disputes is highly rated by our clients. The combination of location and specialist private wealth disputes lawyers enables our advisers not only to advise on private wealth structures but also strategies regarding how to avoid family disputes that may arise in the future and implementing any documents to minimise such disputes. This close connection within our private wealth team between our non-contentious and contentious lawyers, gives Trowers a real edge when advising clients. " 

Frank Cook added:

"In Exeter, we are always striving to strengthen our Private Wealth practice and provide clients with advice that they can trust, so it is of great delight that we have maintained our position as a leading firm in Exeter for private wealth matters."

The private wealth team at Trowers has significant expertise across the UK particularly London, Birmingham and Exeter as well as an international reach in the Middle East.