Lawyers from Goodman Derrick highly rated in the Spear's 500 guide to private client professionals

Lawyers from Goodman Derrick have been widely praised in the latest edition of Spear’s 500, the well known guide to private client professionals in the UK and USA, placing them in an elite bracket of lawyers who are recognised for their track record, expertise and exceptional levels of client service.

Published annually, the Spear’s 500 guide provides high net worth individuals with a valuable resource from which to find specialist help, from wealth managers and philanthropy advisers to collector car advisers and lawyers.

Businessman, investor and philanthropist Sir Lloyd Dorfman commented in his foreword to this year’s edition:

‘Exceptional advisers, as listed in this publication, can play a pivotal role in helping HNWs become more effective in both their entrepreneurship and philanthropy and thereby in their contribution to society.’

The Evening Standard commented:

‘If you’re rich enough, these are the people to advise you. From wine to yachts, horses to houses, security to tax, these are the top guns for hire.’

Spears 500 Research Findings

You can access Spear’s 500’s assessment of our lawyers’ capability at the following links.

John Downing, Partner, Residential Property

“‘Goodman Derrick provides a full service to sophisticated individuals, their families and their businesses,’ adds Downing – who is and is well known within the sector for having a pragmatic and clear approach to complex issues.”

Simon Mapstone, Partner, Residential Property

“Mapstone is widely recommended in the legal press as an established property lawyer who brings humour and charm to his work.”

Stephanie Brobbey, Senior Associate, Tax, Trust and Probate

“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.”

Nigel Adams, Partner, Collector Cars

“A personal interest in classic car marques has prepared him for navigating an industry in which problems can often arise.”

Damen Bennion, Partner, Collector Cars

“Today, perhaps more than ever, those involved in collector car transactions are concerned about title, provenance and the authenticity of the vehicles that they are involved in – and these are all areas in which Goodman Derrick has deep experience.”

Further information

Goodman Derrick - well connected lawyers for high net worth individuals

Our team of experienced lawyers provide a full range of legal advice to private individuals and families in relation to:

  • High value residential property
  • Real estate investment portfolios
  • Tax
  • Trusts
  • Privacy
  • Yachts, cars, collectibles and art
  • Family law

The team place client objectives at the heart of their work, providing personal, sensitive and pragmatic advice. Subject specialists collaborate with one another to ensure that our clients receive the full breadth of our knowledge and experience.

The firm is well connected, with a network of trusted advisers in areas such as accountancy, private banking, property consultancy, and personal financial planning. Our approach has always been to foster these close professional relationships so that our clients receive a complete solution.

For further information about our specialisms and our approach please visit