Howard Kennedy boosts private client

West End-based Howard Kennedy has hired Ruth Moore, the former head of private client at Northern Home Counties-based Pictonsas, as a partner to boost its private client department. Moore will add strength to areas including estate planning, probate and trusts. Partner Jo Summers, head of private client, said “Ruth’s appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to providing a first-class service to our clients. “The private client department will also be welcoming another associate in May that will bolster the team, which draws support from across the firm, to 11 people.”