RJW ups private client offering with hires

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has hired a two-lawyer team from Bury-based firm Clough & Willis Solicitors as it looks to expand its private client offering.

Richard Phillips joins as an associate and will head the firm’s trust and estates division. His practice ­focuses on areas including wills, inheritance tax ­planning and corporate succession planning. Ciara Hannawin joins as a ­solicitor and specialises in wills and estate ­administration. RJW family law head Amanda McAlister said: “The private client team has expanded considerably and I’m confident it’ll ­continue to grow as demand for our services increases.”