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Morgan Cole has snared Leo Abse & Cohen partner Claire Johnson to lead its private client offering in Wales.
Move of the week
Johnson was previously at Beachcroft in London before joining Leo Abse in 2004. She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Mencap-approved expert on legal issues affecting older clients. Morgan Cole chairman Robin Havard said: “With a wealth of experience, Claire’s a welcome addition to the team as we look to further develop our private client portfolio in Wales. Her specific knowledge of tax planning will further complement the expertise of our private client team.”
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