Feel Good Friday: Firm’s Private Client Practice Takes Top Spot
There has been lots of positive things happening across the sector this week, so we wanted to share these good vibes with you as part of our ‘Feel Good Friday’ news items.
Here is a little snap shot of what’s been going on.
Firm’s Private Client Practice Takes Top Spot
The private client practice of law firm Lodders has been named as the best in the region for the fourth year in a row by the UK’s only independent guide to firms and solicitors that specialise in work for High Net Worth private clients.
The Chambers High Net Worth UK Guide gives Lodders’ Stratford upon Avon based private client team the highest ranking for its private wealth law work, describing it as ‘a really good firm’, ‘strong, professional, ethical and efficient’, and as ‘particularly strong at rural affairs and acting for landowners’.
One of the Midlands’ largest dedicated private client practices with 32 team members, including three partners and 22 fee earners, Lodders private client team advises on tax and succession planning for high net worth individuals and business owners.
The 2020 edition of the Guide also names head of the team Louise Igoe and Lodders’ senior partner Martin Green as two of its ‘notable practitioners’.
A specialist in estate planning, wills, trusts and probate matters, Louise Igoe represents wealthy clients, in particular advising them on inheritance tax planning, trust work, wills and probate. The Guide reports that clients describe her as ‘extremely professional and knowledgeable’ and ‘very clear, and ‘technically very good’.
Martin Green is known for his in-depth expertise in a wide range of wealth and tax planning matters and the Guide describes his key strengths as ‘professionalism, knowledge and strong client relationships’.
Louise Igoe, who was announced as the team’s new head on 1st July and takes over from Martin Green, comments:
“For the team to be recognised as the very best in the area by such a prestigious independent guide to the very best UK lawyers working with high net worth private clients, is immensely rewarding, and we are incredibly proud to be given the highest accolade every year that this specialist guide has published.
“Private client work is an integral part of the firm and has been at the heart of Lodders legal services throughout its 230-plus years. Every member of the team is committed to delivering relevant advice with the best possible client service and attention to detail, and the Guide’s comments from clients such as being ‘the a go-to firm’ and the ‘first port of call when I’m asked to recommend a local firm’ is the ultimate way for this to be acknowledged, and confirms this is consistently achieved.”
Lodders’ private client team provide legal advice and support on trusts, wills, estates planning and administration to individuals, families and landed estates, and has been consistently ranked as a top tier firm by the Chambers main annual UK Guide for more than twenty years.
Commenting on the rankings, Martin Green adds:
“It is incredible to be recognised as the very best in the area by such a prestigious independent guide to the very best UK lawyers working with high net worth private clients, and especially pleasing to be given the highest accolade every year that this specialist guide has been published.”