Thrings Announce New Appointments

Kathryn Bew and Jermaine Smith have strengthened the Private Wealth Team at Thrings law firm.

Kathryn, has joined the firm as senior associate from Wansbroughs Solicitors and has over 26 year’s experience of advising UK-based and international clients on a variety of subject matters encompassing her specialism in family law. She has also helped resolve family disputes in here capacity as a Resolution collaborative practitioner.

Jermaine joins the team as an associate from Clarke Wilmott. For the past 13 years, he has advised clients on estate and trust administration matters. He has also acted for clients on cross-border issues, inheritance and mental capacity.

As well as working with these clients, Jermaine has also joined fellow Thrings associate Will Foulkes on the firm’s Blockchain team. A fairly new aspect of the business which advises clients on smart contracts, tokenised assets and custodianship issues relating to cryptocurrencies.

Kathryn said:

“It is a privilege to be joining such an established, knowledgeable and respected family team. I share the firm’s passion for providing excellent client care, and welcome the opportunity to establish strong working relationships with new and existing clients.”

Jermaine said:

“I am excited to be joining an ambitious firm where I am able to use my private client experience alongside my desire to innovate and explore emerging technologies, such as blockchain. I look forward to adding value to clients in an increasingly complex landscape, both in terms of legislative changes and how wealth is created and preserved for the next generation.”

This additional resource to the Private Wealth Team, bolsters last year’s arrivals of residential property expert Sue Cornall and Penny Munro, a specialist in inheritance and tax planning.

Fiona Kellow, head of Private Wealth at Thrings, said: 

“Kathryn and Jermaine are vastly experienced and highly respected legal professionals whose skills and expertise will enhance Thrings’ reputation for looking after clients’ private legal matters and commercial interests in a professional and holistic way.

“These appointments also signal a continuation of Thrings’ focus on growth, our cross-office offering, and for attracting and developing the very best legal talent. I am confident Kathryn and Jermaine will become huge assets to their teams while enabling Thrings to continue offering specialist legal advice which enables its long-term clients to succeed and grow.”

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