Family offices

An absolutely first-rate firm with excellent private client practitioners.

Chambers UK
Family Law

With the increasing desire for families to establish either their own family office or to be part of a small group of families who decide to administer their assets and financial affairs through a multi-family office, Penningtons Manches offers expert counsel to both the families and to the family offices that support them.

The Penningtons Manches private client team has been at the forefront of advising families on their estate and asset protection requirements and acting as a trusted adviser for many years. Whether advice is needed on how to establish or operate a family office or assistance is required to deliver critical independent legal advice for the family client, the family office team at Penningtons Manches can assist clients throughout the world.

We offer clear, pragmatic advice rooted in our long standing involvement in private client matters and industry expertise and often by our decades of working closely with succeeding generations of families. Indeed, several of our private client partners have ‘grown up’ alongside their family clients having worked with them since their early days as Penningtons Manches trainees.

By their very nature, the relationships between a specialist family office lawyer and the family are founded on hard-earned trust and confidence in the competence and discretion of the lawyer. The range of advice required can vary widely from tax, wills and probate work to asset protection, financial management and safeguarding the family’s privacy.

We offer expert advice on:

  • financial planning
  • philanthropy and charitable giving
  • family constitutions and dynamics
  • protecting and enhancing family wealth
  • recovering family assets
  • succession planning
  • tax advice
  • consideration of risk and diversity

Recent work highlights

Lifestyle funding advice

Advising an international family on the funding of the lifestyle of a key beneficiary in the UK while protecting the trust assets from potential claims by the beneficiary’s new spouse who is encouraging a spendthrift existence.


Innovative Jersey Foundation option

Using the Jersey Foundation option in an innovative way to offer a balanced solution for family members and trustees.


Multi-jurisdictional family trust advice

Advising the beneficiary of multi-jurisdictional family trusts on how best to structure affairs as a UK resident.

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Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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