BDB Pitmans completes merger with leading private wealth firm Portrait Solicitors
BDB Pitmans has completed its merger with leading private wealth practice, Portrait Solicitors. Effective today, the firm welcomes Judith Portrait and partners Dominic Flynn and Helen Johnston plus their team of associates to BDB Pitmans’ London office, in the heart of the City.
The merger builds upon BDB Pitmans’ impressive reputation for private wealth and charity law work, with both firms sharing a strategic vision of how the merger will facilitate the expansion of the range and depth of services on offer to clients, old and new.
Recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers, BDB Pitmans’ award-winning private wealth team are well-regarded in the private wealth sphere for their expertise in international tax and estate planning, trust management, wills and probate and wealth structuring. Led by head of private wealth, Alastair Collett, a trust and charity law specialist with experience of a wide range of estate planning, immigration and nationality matters, it is envisioned that the merger will allow the firm to further develop its national offering in this area.
Founded in 1995, City law firm Portrait Solicitors is a highly regarded private client practice. Recognised for its stellar service, Portrait’s charity law, estate planning and residential and agricultural property knowledge is set to complement BDB Pitmans’ existing estate planning and wills, trusts, charity law and agriculture and landed estates proficiency.
Andrew Smith, BDB Pitman’s Managing Partner, said: ‘We are delighted to announce this exciting merger and to welcome Judith, Dominic, Helen and their team to the firm. This is a unique opportunity for BDB Pitmans to consolidate its impressive private wealth and charities offering and establish a greater hold in the market place. Portrait’s niche set of services fit perfectly in to our multi-service offering and we have no doubt that our new colleagues’ expertise will help us to stand out in a highly competitive arena.’
Dominic Flynn, former Managing Partner at Portrait Solicitors, said: ‘We would like to thank everyone at BDB Pitmans for their warm welcome. Portrait has always prided itself on its excellent client service and in that regard, BDB Pitmans were an obvious cultural fit for us. We are very excited to take on fresh challenges alongside the firm’s existing private wealth team.’
Alastair Collett, Head of private wealth at BDB Pitmans, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Judith, Dominic and Helen to the firm. In addition to being commercially minded, their client-centred approach helps them stand out among their peers not just for their specialist knowledge, but for their superb service delivery. As a result, I have no doubt this merger will benefit our new and existing clients immeasurably.’