Private Client

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KPMG branches out into private client with PwC pair

KPMG Legal has hired a two-lawyer team from rival accountancy firm PwC to spearhead the debut of a new private client practice. The legal arm of KPMG has taken on Alice Killingbeck and Harriet Kwarteng, who have been tasked with building the group’s first family office and private client legal service. As part of their […]

Stephenson Harwood to make Hong Kong redundancies after strategic review

Stephenson Harwood is pushing for major changes in its Hong Kong office following the recent announcement to shut down its Beijing office. The firm is cutting back on partners and associates in Hong Kong under the new leadership of Greater China managing partner Jamie Stranger. It is understood that around six partners and 20 associates […]

BCLP loses private client partner to Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has hired a new partner from BCLP to boost its private wealth practice. The firm has taken on private client partner Murray North, who starts today and will be based in the firm’s London office. A BCLP partner since 2009, Murray advises high net worth individuals on tax and trusts issues, helping them […]

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3PB debuts virtual courtroom to assess family finance disputes

Family chambers 3PB has launched a remote courtroom to assist on the financial aspects of claims brought in the family court. Members at the set have decided to launch the Remote Access Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Court Room for instructing law firms and clients, who are now having to engage remotely. The set, which had […]

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Mishcon adds second private client partner in three months

After recently losing two of its disputes partners to Greenberg Traurig, Mishcon de Reya has replenished its member headcount with a new hire from Constantine Cannon. Having also been a partner at Withers from 2010 to 2017, Madalina Dumitrescu now joins the silver circle outfit where she will continue to serve ultra high-net worth individuals, international […]

BCLP loses another private client partner

Farrer & Co has boosted its private wealth offering with a hire from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). Partner Georgina James joins Farrer & Co’s private wealth team after nearly 11 years at BCLP. She advises international families, trustees and family offices on cross-border taxation and estate planning issues. In particular, she has worked with […]

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By royal appointment: the monarchy’s go-to lawyers

With Harry and Meghan announcing they will step back as senior royals and work to become financially independent, The Lawyer looks back at the royal family’s legal representation. Farrer & Co Farrer & Co has been the royal’s established advisers since the 1930s – Sir Leslie Farrer was the personal adviser to George VI and […]

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CRS partner takes new role after Macfarlanes move fell through

The Charles Russell Speechlys partner, whose move to Macfarlanes last year fell through, has resurfaced at Keystone Law. Ian Cooke, who until March 2019 had headed Charles Russell Speechlys’ private wealth and property practice, has joined Keystone Law after twenty years at the UK firm. Cooke made headlines in February when Macfarlanes announced his hire; […]

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Mishcon takes on Mayfair firm’s private client chief

Mishcon de Reya has brought in the head of a rival City firm’s private client practice, The Lawyer can reveal. Patrick Harney, who was until recently head of Forsters’ private client department, is set to join Mishcon’s tax team after 12 years at the London legal outfit. As part of his practice, he advises high net […]