UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its wealth protection team with the appointment of Stephen Patch to progress its long-term growth strategy.
Stephen was the former head of the private client team at Woodfines as well as previously heading up the tax, trusts & estates Cambridge team at international law firm, Taylor Vinters.
The Legal 500 notes that Stephen is known for providing advice within private client practice as a lawyer who is ‘very approachable and amenable’.
With a wealth of experience in advising on all aspects of private client law since 2004, Stephen is an established name in this area of law, as well as having an additional specialism in agricultural law.
Stephen is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), an international quality mark for inheritance and succession planning.
Head of wealth protection Charlotte Dunn said: “Stephen Patch’s appointment as a partner will strengthen the depth we have at a senior level within our wealth protection team and personal advisory division. His knowledge and interest in sport will also complement our Elite Advisory team who provide support to players, clubs, associations and intermediaries.”
Stephen Patch said: “I’m looking forward to being part of a forward-thinking law firm at Shoosmiths and supporting those individuals seeking private wealth advice and working with our network of intermediaries.”
Shoosmiths’ wealth protection team works on succession planning advice for high net worth individuals to protect and safeguard private wealth, wills, powers of attorney, trust creation and administration, estate administration and inheritance disputes.