Bryony Cove, Partner, Farrer & Co
Bryony is an experienced private client lawyer working with both individuals and families, to trustee companies and family businesses.
At the core of her practice is helping families put in place the most effective strategies to manage the long term stability and integrity of their estates. She has extensive experience advising on all aspects of UK estate planning, including wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and family governance issues. Bryony is also very experienced in helping clients with complex IHT and CGT issues and is often called upon to help families resolve situations where legal crises have arisen as a result of deteriorating mental or physical health.
Bryony has a particular interest in advising on businesses held long term by family groups and is a member of the tax committee for the Institute for Family Business. She regularly supports the IFB at events and seminars and along with Ali Hollingshead (Private client) and Richard Lane (Corporate) also regularly advises clients on family governance strategies, particularly where there are difficult relationships or mental health issues.
Many of the issues she deals with feature concerns for multiple generations and she is adept at maintaining channels of communication with all those involved and at all levels. Drawing on specialist advice from other areas of the firm, as client partner she regularly provides advice on the sale and reorganisation of private clients' businesses, supports clients in disputes and complex property work.
Bryony acts as a personal trustee, gaining invaluable insight into the very specific challenges of this role and family issues. She has contributed to Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal and she is a member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).