Brewin Dolphin Hldgs

Holding in Company

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
23 October 2000


SECTION 198 COMPANIES ACT 1985 ('THE ACT')

Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc have been notified by CGNU plc in a letter dated 19
October 2000 that they were at that date interested in 5,570,756 Brewin Dolphin
Holdings PLC ordinary shares of 1p each being a material interest of 3.1%. 
Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc were further advised of the identity of the
registered holders to which this notification relates and the number of shares
held by each, details of which are given below:

Registered Holders                 Number of Shares Held

BNY Norwich Union Nominees Ltd       1,841,756
Chase GA Group Nominees Ltd          2,760,000
Chase GA Pension Nominees Ltd          206,000
CUIM Nominees Ltd                      763,000