Our History

History of the firm

For over 45 years, Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove has been providing specialist private client advisory services to an exceptional standard. We believe that private clients benefit most from bespoke advice, and the firm’s reputation for delivering a highly personalised service has been a constant throughout its history.

The firm was founded in 1973 by a team of Magic Circle private client lawyers, as the private client firm Wiggin & Co. Its founders recognised that the client service model increasingly employed by full-service firms did not offer private clients the bespoke legal service they needed. Wiggin & Co was established with the aim of delivering a personal service to private clients who valued the highest levels of quality from their lawyers.

Wiggin & Co grew an enviable list of clients, providing a wide range of private wealth legal services to clients based in the UK and internationally.

In response to its clients’ needs, Wiggin & Co developed complementary corporate, commercial and real estate law practices. Its private client team remained a core part of the business.

In 2003, Wiggin & Co’s private client team demerged from the firm, forming Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove.

True to its beginnings in 1973, Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove combines first class legal knowledge with the highest levels of client care and an appreciation of practical considerations. Today, the firm acts for high- and ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as for trustees and trust companies, private banks, family offices, charities, insurance companies, fund management houses and other wealth management and planning institutions.

The firm currently comprises eight Partners, all of whom have previously worked in leading London and international practices and are well known in their respective fields. Its lawyers’ expertise makes the firm a market leader in issues of all kinds affecting private clients, both in the UK and internationally.

Members of the firm lecture and write articles about their individual areas of expertise.

Members of the firm sit on national bodies involved in lobbying on behalf of the private wealth industry.

Our culture

Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove is a firm for clients who value bespoke legal services, marrying the highest levels of legal advice and client care with discretion in the management of their affairs.

We believe that private clients benefit most from bespoke Partner-led advice and a personal service. Our lawyers are well-renowned experts in the field of private client law and apply this expertise to each client’s particular circumstances.

Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove is committed to remaining at the forefront of private client law: our lawyers balance industry-leading expertise – notably in the areas of tax, trust law, succession law and wider private wealth issues – with a vast amount of cumulative experience. That experience has been gathered over many years of working for a variety of UK and international high and ultra-high net worth clients with diverse financial and personal interests. Clients can rest assured that advice will be precise as a matter of technical interpretation of the relevant law but can also expect clear and pragmatic recommendations.