Private Client Meet and Greet
The Private Client and Private Wealth teams hosted an internal “Meet and Greet” in our Wigmore Street office for their colleagues from London, Bristol and Birmingham.
The head of the Private Client team, Colin Jaque, welcomed colleagues from all our diverse teams and sectors, introducing newer members of our Private Client and Private Wealth teams, and announcing the expansion and growth of our sector focus.
In particular, Colin announced the expansion of the core Private client team based in Edgware, to build the team dealing with estate planning for our domestic clients. The team is led by Partners, Vassos Vassou and Geoff Dennis who advise on estate planning, including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts, and probate matters.
Amanda Chapman was introduced as a new Partner to lead the Private Wealth team alongside Olivia Cooper, and to head the Charity and Philanthropy team. Amanda has worked for private clients, trustees, family businesses and charities for over 20 years, and advises on UK and international succession and structuring, tax, charities and philanthropy, trusts and foundations, family businesses and asset protection. Amanda will also be working closely with Claudine Lawrence (Corporate), Neelam Rani (Immigration), Piara Dhooper and Alicia Pattihis (Real Estate) and Sharokh Koussari (Employment), amongst many others.
The event was attended by our Managing Partner, Pragnesh Modhwadia and Senior Partner, Tony Mead. Tony noted that he was pleased to see such a good turn out from colleagues from all the Axiom DWFM offices, illustrating how well the different teams had seamlessly begun working together following the successful merger last year between Axiom Stone and DWFM Beckman, and the subsequent merger with Philip Ross Solicitors. Pragnesh subsequently commented ‘It was good to see so many colleagues meeting face to face for wine, whisky and canapes to mark the exciting expansion of our Private Wealth and Private Client teams. We have had a busy but rewarding year integrating various teams and colleagues, many of whom took time out to come together for this opportunity to learn more about our Private Client division’.