Goodman Derrick lawyers have been recommended in the latest Spear's 500

We are pleased to announce that several Goodman Derrick lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition of Spear’s 500 2021 - the indispensable global guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and service providers for HNWs. Spear’s recommendations cover our specialist services in relation to property, tax and trusts and collector cars:

Simon Mapstone – Recommended for Residential Property

“A highly experienced specialist in residential property law, Simon Mapstone advises in relation to acquisitions, secured lending and property investment. With over 35 years experience, he is one of the most respected advisers operating in the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster markets. His client base includes HNWs and well-known individuals and their families. ‘Clients return to us because we deliver creative solutions to situations that can appear complex.’ Mapstone is widely recommended in the legal press as an established property lawyer who brings humour and charm to his work.” 

Stephanie Brobbey – Recommended for Tax & Trusts

Stephanie Brobbey’s star has risen rapidly at Goodman Derrick. Her promotion to senior associate in 2016 broadened her practice further to include many of late founder Lord Goodman’s former clients. She reports that operating in the private client arena gives her ‘a perfect mixture of being in an academic discipline’ and the ability to focus on ‘human relationships’. Brobbey advises on a range of issues, including philanthropy. She says real alternatives to charitable giving have emerged that can create more impact, offer anonymity and decrease the administrative burden: ‘I think it’s going to change even more as the younger generations come into more wealth.’

Nigel Adams - Collector Cars

“Disputes lawyer Nigel Adams is used to a steady stream of work surrounding classic cars, and particularly on questions of title and provenance.‘Because the value of these things is now so high, it is worth fighting your corner and worth the other side defending theirs,’ he says. A personal interest in classic cars stood him in good stead for dealing with the industry where plenty of ‘tricks’ are played. ‘For disputes it’s useful to have background knowledge,’ says Adams. ‘The most valuable thing is experience in dealing with these kinds of disputes. Understanding the types of personalities involved and the tricks that people play can only be gained by experience,’ he adds.

Goodman Derrick

A London law firm focused on delivering an exceptional service to ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs.

In 2019 our approach was recognised by the Legal 500 and we were named as one of the top 10 firms in the UK in their prestigious Client Service Awards. The award followed one of the largest research projects of its kind into the UK legal market.

Key facts

  • 20 partners, leading a team of 90, advise our clients on their most important transactions, disputes and life events.
  • Our core legal services are: corporate  and corporate transactions, commercial contracts, employment law, real estate, construction, dispute resolution and wealth & family.
  • International advice is provided by a strong network of trusted firms across Europe, the USA, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • The firm was founded in 1954 by Lord Arnold Goodman.