Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that David Goepel and Matthew Barnett have been promoted to Head of Private Client International and Head of Private Client UK positions respectively.  Edwin Coe’s Managing Partner Alison Broadberry will remain in place as the overall Head of Private Client.

David specialises in private client international work with a particular focus on trusts and succession planning. Much of David’s time is spent in advising private clients on cross-border issues, including the co-ordination of advice in a number of different jurisdictions.

David has a pleasant attitude with great knowledge and a technical approach; he knows what he’s doing. He leads the firm’s practical approach and on the technical side he’s top-notch. If you come across a situation that is out of the ordinary, he is a go-to,” commented a client in the latest edition of Chambers HNW.

Matthew acts for predominantly UK-based high-net-worth individuals, families, executors, trustees and beneficiaries on a wide range of tax, trust, estate and succession planning issues.

Matthew is charming, warm and knowledgeable. If you want a really good expert on wills, probate, tax trusts and estate planning who can handle complex matters sensitively and compassionately, then look no further than Matthew,” said a client in Chambers HNW 2023.

Alison acts for high-net-worth individuals and families on matters relating to tax, trusts, estate and succession planning, UK and cross-border probate.

Alison’s energy and positivity is inspiring to her clients and those that work with her. Her wealth of experience at the very top level of private client is impressive and she manages an excellent team very adeptly,” noted a client in Chambers HNW 2023.

Speaking about the promotions, Alison Broadberry said, “I am thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotions of David and Matt. Their exceptional skills, dedication, and client-centric approach make them the perfect choices to lead our International and UK practices.

She continued, “As our client base continues to grow; their needs and external factors become ever more complex, we felt that now was the time to ensure that we had practice areas dedicated to serving their UK and International requirements. David and Matt will guarantee that there is appropriate leadership and focus in our thriving team, ensuring that we will provide all our clients and contacts with the very best advice and service.


About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe is a London-based full service law firm with international reach. Since 1913, we have offered a comprehensive range of integrated legal services to meet the needs of individuals, organisations and businesses based throughout the UK and internationally. Our industry-leading experts provide our clients with highly personal and responsive advice, balancing profit and purpose, to help achieve their personal and business goals.

With 39 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the current edition of The Lawyer’s ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We are proud to be B Corp™ certified, part of a global community of businesses working to redefine success in business, and create a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

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