The Shoosmiths wealth protection team has been recognised for its work in advising their clients on a range of matters including bespoke tax efficient succession planning, family investment companies, trusts and inheritance disputes, in this year’s Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide.
Four lawyers from across the firm have been singled out for their expertise in various specialist areas of Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes.
Charlotte Dunn, a legal director and head of the firm’s Wealth Protection team, has been ranked again as a Band 1 leading individual for Private Wealth Law. The independent directory interviewee says of Charlotte: “Charlotte Dunn is considered to be "very good" “and she is noted for advising affluent individuals and families on Wills, trusts and probate matters.
Shoosmiths also achieved a Band 1 ranking for Private Wealth Law - Milton Keynes and Surrounds.
Trusts and estate planning specialist Melissa Maple has been ranked for the first time as a leading individual within Private Wealth Law Thames Valley at Band 3. Chambers comments include: "What makes her stand out is her ability to take legal jargon and make it quite accessible," says an interviewee, adding: "She is highly technical and her knowledge is unsurpassed."
Sarah Cairns has been recognised as an Associate to Watch, for her work in Private Wealth law in the Birmingham and surrounds. She is described as: "very professional, efficient and provides good advice,” excellent at explaining the process, patient and also good at dealing with elderly people," notes an impressed client, who continues: "She has dealt with all of the paperwork promptly and is always available if I have any questions or need advice."
Adam Draper who specialises in contentious trusts and probate matters has been ranked as a Band 1 leading individual within Private Wealth Law North West - Private Wealth Disputes North West. The Chambers review states: "Adam Draper is absolutely brilliant; I cannot fault him in any way," comments a source. Another says: "He is knowledgeable, committed and understands negotiation. He will go the extra mile for the client."
Richard Follis, head of Personal Advisory at Shoosmiths, said: “We’re extremely pleased to receive such positive feedback in Chambers and from so many of our clients who are impressed by the team’s technical knowledge, ability to make a complex area of law intelligible and their willingness to go that extra mile.
Chambers and Partners is one of the most renowned legal directories internationally and first released the High Net Worth Guide five years ago. Researched annually by an independent and expert team, the guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms working with the international private wealth market. The guide is used by the corporate director market, high-level bankers, family offices and professional advisers to wealthy individuals, providing objective guidance on an international scale.