Gateley plc has appointed a partner and new head of its national private client team – Catriona Attride.

Catriona joins the firm from Shakespeare Martineau, having spent over four years leading its private client service in the South Midlands. Prior to that, Catriona spent five years as partner at Williamson & Soden, where she was responsible for developing and building the firm’s private client practice.

Catriona advises on a range of matters including the use of wills and trusts for estate planning and family protection purposes tax, estates administration, court of protection issues and, contentious trust and probate matters. Throughout her career, she has acted for high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, and regularly advises corporate clients on ways to maximise financial opportunities.