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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Payne Hicks Beach, Collyer Bristow

Editorial Staff 5 June 2019

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Payne Hicks Beach, Collyer Bristow

The latest wealth management moves from around the world.

Payne Hicks Beach
London law firm Payne Hicks Beach has announced a slew of appointments, promoting six staff internally from the firm’s dispute resolution, corporate, private client and family departments. Ane Vernon and Howard Taylor have been made partners in the dispute resolution and corporate departments respectively; while Emily Hewlett, Melissa Ellis, Tom Quinn and Joshua Moger have been made associates. All appointments took effect on 1 June 2019.

The six promotions follow the firm’s decision to create a management board after Alastair Murdie retired as senior partner last month.

New partner Ane Vernon qualified at Payne Hicks Beach in 2003 where her work involved contentious trusts and probate, commercial and contract disputes and public law. Ranked in the Legal 500 UK 2019 edition, she has specialist experience in education disputes.

New partner Howard Taylor joined the firm’s corporate department in 2016.  His two decades in corporate law span private equity transactions, joint ventures and business acquisitions in technology, manufacturing and financial services. Elias Choueifati also joins the corporate law department as an assistant solicitor from boutique law firm Jirehouse.

Emily Hewlett and Melissa Ellis join the private client department as associates. Hewlett has spent 10 years at the firm advising domestic and international high net worth clients on trust, succession and estate planning. Ellis has been with the firm since 2015 and advises clients on estate and succession planning and domicile matters.

Tom Quinn and Joshua Moger join the family department as associates. Quinn joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2011 and has built a practice advising on all family law matters, including divorce, civil partnership and co-habitation agreements, and private children matters. Moger trained with the firm and advises high net worth individuals on a range of issues, often advising on disputes with complex financial and international components.

Collyer Bristow
Collyer Bristow has promoted two new partners and three new senior associates to cover private wealth and intellectual property as part of its commitment to growth and developing internal talent, the law firm said. The promotions tally five in all.

Samara Dutton and James Cook have been made partners in the private wealth offering, focusing on contentious trusts, probate, and tax and estate planning for wealthy individuals and families.

Charlie Fowler has been named senior associate in private wealth; Mette Marie Kennedy and Chandni Rani have also been promoted to senior associates in the intellectual property practice, where they will focus on contentious and non-contentious work for the firm's largely SME client business.

Dutton is a trusts and estates specialist, focusing on all categories of trust disputes. Cook has a strong track record of advising on tax and succession planning, wills, disabled persons' trusts, lasting and enduring powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters. Fowler advises on pre-immigration planning, residency and domicile rules, offshore tax planning and UK wills and estate planning.

Mette Marie Kennedy has built a practice in the media, art and culture fields, acting for artists, galleries, museums, private collectors and government bodies. Also in the intellectual property team, Rana represents businesses in a number of sectors, focusing on copyright and trademark, and design and patent infringement cases.

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