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Chambers High Net Worth 2020 – our firm’s rankings

We are delighted to announce that the firm is ranked in the 2020 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide.

The guide provides wealthy individuals, families and their professional advisers with objective guidance about the leading lawyers and law firms internationally. Rankings are awarded based on independent research conducted by a dedicated team of private wealth researchers.

Our rankings are as follows:

  • Christopher Butler – band 2 leading individual in Family law
  • Caroline Penfold – band 3 leading individual in Family law
  • Jonathan Shankland – band 4 leading individual in Private Wealth law
  • Team ranking – band 5 in Private Wealth law.

Family editorial

One source describes Caroline Penfold of RadcliffesLeBrasseur as “a natural family lawyer; she heads the family department with great skill.” Penfold’s practice covers all areas of family law. “She took away any fears from what could otherwise be a very daunting experience,” says a client, adding that “Caroline is a very thorough and exacting lawyer; she is kind and personal when it is needed, but also tough when needed.”

Christopher Butler is a consultant at RadcliffesLeBrasseur. He advises affluent clients on high-value divorce proceedings, many with an international dimension. Butler also sits as a deputy district judge in the Central Family Court. A barrister enthuses that he is “a really experienced high net worth lawyer. He is very old-school, very civil, chivalrous, lovely to work for, courteous and a really good, shrewd litigator.”

Private Wealth editorial

Jonathan Shankland leads the firm’s international private wealth team. One industry adviser says: “He is very responsive and has very good experience with international matters.” Another commentator remarks: “He has good communication skills and the ability to make complex issues understandable.”

Team editorial:

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has a strong reputation in the private wealth market. An interviewee notes that the team is “excellent and very client-focused,” continuing: “They have good response times and a high level of technical expertise.”

The tax and private client team is praised by a wealth adviser, who explains: “They have the unique ability to make complex things seem less complex and to deal with them in an efficient and understandable fashion.”