Dhana Sabanathan

Michelmores Private Wealth lawyer wins Gold at CityWealth Powerwomen Awards 2024

Dhana Sabanathan, a Partner in Michelmores’ Tax, Trusts & Succession team in London, part of the Firm’s Private Wealth group, has won Gold in the ‘Outstanding Individual of the Year’ category at CityWealth’s Powerwomen Awards 2024.

The Awards took place on 6 March at the JW Marriott Grovesnor House Hotel in Park Lane, London. The annual ceremony recognises outstanding female leaders in the wealth sector, namely individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth. The Awards also create a platform for best practice to collectively exercise positive social influence on the sector.

Her Gold success is in respect of Dhana having increasingly been recognised as a ‘go to’ lawyer for advice on complex technical legal points. She is seen as a “safe pair of hands” to guide clients in a way they understand though challenging scenarios, including being called in to provide a second opinion or a more practical way of dealing with a structure.

Dhana specialises in advising high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices, entrepreneurs, corporates and owner-managed businesses. She advises significant family offices and in addition to UK based clients, acts for clients based in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East.

In the space of just under a year since joining Michelmores, Dhana has also been helping to grow the Firm’s Private Wealth group. The team has seen a year-on-year growth of 15% in addition to an increase in the calibre of the Firm’s clients both in London and internationally.

Moreover, Dhana is ‘independently ranked’ for Private Wealth Law in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023 and has been recommended in the Legal 500 guide for 2023. She has also been recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List as well as Eprivate Client. Dhana is a contributing author at LexisNexis, a member of STEP and on the committee for the STEP City of London branch, and was awarded Silver in the “Woman of the Year – Business Growth Mid Size” category in the 2021 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards.

Dhana comments on her accolade:

“It has been a remarkable year at Michelmores and I am so grateful to the Firm and my wonderful colleagues for the success we have achieved. It is wonderful to get this recognition from CityWealth and to see the spotlight on so many remarkable women in the private wealth industry.”

At Michelmores, we believe that being one of the best Private Wealth law firms demands an equal strength and focus on both the personal and business needs of our clients. We strive to offer joined up thinking across all related areas and work closely with some of the best advisers across the UK and Internationally to deliver a truly exceptional service.

Read more about the Firm’s Private Wealth team on our website.