Private Client

'Renowned for its strength in property law'. 'The set is also noted for cases that crossover with traditional chancery law'.

Legal 500 2017

Our Private Client Expertise

The strong reputation of Tanfield’s Private Client team derives from the team’s expertise and extensive practical experience in all areas of private client work.

Tanfield’s Private Client expertise complements its unrivalled standing in Real Property, Chancery, Landlord & Tenant, Commercial and Tax Disputes.  The Private Client team has a wealth of experience of litigating claims under the Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (often between cohabitees), which dovetails with its expertise in family law, particularly matrimonial finance.

The expertise of Tanfield’s Private Client team in Family and Children disputes is well-respected, in particular Tanfield’s work in high profile cases and those involving significant wealth or high net worth individuals. Tanfield’s barristers have acted in some of the most complex disputes involving Financial Remedies on Divorce, Financial Provision for Children, Child Arrangements (Residence & Contact), International Relocation, Surrogacy and Adoption.

In addition to disputes linked to family and relationship breakdown, members of Tanfield are known for deep and broad expertise across Trusts, Wills, Contentious probate & Non-Contentious probate work. This includes advising in challenging and novel cases relating to Advance Medical Decisions, Lasting & Enduring Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Applications, Capacity, the Administration of Estates and all matters concerning Trustees, Powers & Duties.

Our Private Clients

Tanfield’s barristers act for clients at all levels of the court system and in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. We frequently act for the Official Solicitor for parties without capacity, not just in the Court of Protection but also in Trusts, Inheritance and Family disputes.

Whether advising professional clients, lay clients or direct public access clients, our barristers pride themselves on being friendly, informal, practical, and cost-effective. When advising on complex, novel or multi-jurisdictional private client matters, Tanfield’s interdisciplinary ability to support clients across a range of legal fields, as well as our commitment to innovation, sets us apart.

Our Private Client Barristers


Philip Conrath

Call 1972

Kerstin Boyd

Call 1979

Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Sebastian Reid

Call 1982

Michael Bailey

Call 1986

John Buck

Call 1987

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Gerald Wilson

Call 1989

Catriona MacLaren

Call 1993

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Olivia Murphy

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Estelle Lear

Call 2006

Gwyn Evans

Call 2007

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

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