Brewin Dolphin Hldgs

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
19 December 2007

        Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC ('Brewin Dolphin' or the 'Company')

                               PDMR Shareholding

19th December 2007

Notification of Transaction of Directors, Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibility or Connected Persons

This notification relates to a transaction notified in accordance with
Disclosure Rules 3.1.4R(1)(a).

On 19th December 2007, Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC received notification that Mr
David Strange, a PDMR, has exercised options over 1,500 ordinary shares of 1
pence each ('Ordinary Shares') pursuant to the Company's 1994 Approved Share
Option Scheme, December 2002 Grant.

His holding in ordinary shares in the Company is now 834,070 ordinary shares,
representing approximately 0.4006% of the total issued share capital of the
Company and the total number of shares over which options are held by him is now

For further information contact

Angela Wright

Company Secretary

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC

0203 301 3205

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