Gateley’s Manchester office has welcomed a team of four lawyers to its private client team with the appointments of partner Philip Laidlow, solicitors Leanne Booth and Saadia Javed and a further solicitor to arrive in January on completion of maternity leave.
Laidlow has had a number of articles and books published. He is author of Tolley’s Tax Planning for Post-death Variations and editor of Tolley’s Tax Havens and he regularly contributes articles to a range of industry journals. He is also a founder member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a former chairman of its Manchester and East Midlands branches.
Booth, who is vice-chair of the Manchester branch of STEP, has expertise in advising the executors of large estates on complex financial arrangements, business and agricultural property, lifetime gifts and trust planning.
Javed has experience in a range of private client matters, including estate and trust administration, estate and inheritance tax planning and wills.
The team will work alongside wealth management firms, financial advisers and accountants, advising clients throughout the UK on tax and estate planning matters. The team has a strong relationship with a FTSE 100 wealth management company and also has a particular niche in care fee planning and an Isle of Man practice.