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Robert Brodrick

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Robert Brodrick
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A regular fixture in our top ten, Robert Brodrick has reached a position of considerable eminence in his field – as ratified recently by his appointment as chair of Payne Hicks Beach’s newly established management board.

When Spear’s caught up with him at a breakfast, he showed no signs of slowing down his client work as a result of this promotion. ‘My main specialisms are Middle Eastern clients, US/UK clients and landed estate owners,’ he says. ‘I work closely with our contentious trust team.’

Of course, it’s been a busy few years. ‘We continue to deal with the after-effects of the 2017 non-dom changes with advice to clients on “cleansing” their mixed funds,’ he notes.

Brodrick started off at Withers, before joining Trowers & Hamlins in 2004. In 2012, he moved to Payne Hicks Beach with a small team and has been a partner ever since.

Politics-wise, he sees more to fear from the Corbyn-McDonnell axis than from Brexit. The property market is also a concern. ‘It has been very hard hit by the SDLT changes, and this – combined with economic uncertainty – means that overseas buyers are being much more cautious about investing in UK property.’