Shoosmiths is growing its wealth protection team with the strategic hire of Jane Whitfield, who joins from Wellers Law Group where she was senior solicitor in the private client and charity law teams.
In addition to serving individual clients’ needs in Shoosmiths Access Legal — Shoosmiths’ private client arm — Whitfield’s appointment will enhance the firm’s overall offering to corporate and commercial clients looking for wealth, tax and estate planning advice.
She will also be on hand to advise charities on setting up trading subsidiaries and obtaining business rate relief when occupying commercial property buildings.
Business owners and entrepreneurs can look to Whitfield for expert advice on setting up charitable foundations.
According to Shoosmiths, Whitfield is a widely respected practitioner, counting more than 13 years’ experience as a solicitor, and is a contributor to law making at local and national level.
She has authored or contributed to many Law Society guides and advisory handbooks aimed at the charities sector in particular.
In September 2014, Whitfield will take up the role of chair of the Law Society’s Wills & Equity Committee while embarking on first stages of qualification as a notary.