Lawyers from the Cardiff and Midlands based Private Client teams at Geldards have once again been named as leading teams and individuals in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth legal rankings 2019. The teams have received high praise for both technical excellence and client care from clients and other professionals on whose feedback the rankings are based.
Geldards is highly regarded in the market for its private client offering helping individuals, families and business owners with passing on and preserving wealth across the generations through appropriately tailored wills, trusts and other inheritance tax mitigation and asset protection strategies.
The Cardiff team, led by Partner Claire Johnson, has once again been ranked Band 1 for private wealth law in Wales, cited for its "solid private client practice," which is said to serve the "higher end of the market”, with Claire also being ranked Band 1 individually and Senior Associates Anne Taylor and Gillian Crouch both being named as ‘Associates to watch’.
Claire Johnson is praised as "one of the nicest people you'll come across” and showing “true empathy and patience with clients” being “great technically” but also “without any pomposity.”
Senior associate Anne Taylor is well regarded for her wills and trusts, estate administration and Court of Protection practice. Anne has been described by client’s as "personable and approachable" and "evokes full confidence."
Gillian Crouch is a Senior associate and advises on all areas of private client work, including wills, powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications. Gill has been described as “very competent probate practitioner," and “a very caring lawyer" as well as a "very dedicated, caring person who has the skills to back it up."
The Midlands team has been ranked Band 2 for private wealth law in Nottingham and the surrounds, with Partner Jaclyn Barnes being ranked Band 1 individually and Partner Erica Thomson ranked at Band 2. The team have “a very positive reputation" for private client work, and is considered to be "one of the bigger players in the market.”
Jaclyn Barnes assists domestic and international clients with complicated tax and inheritance matters relating to estate planning and administration. She has been described as having the “ability to be very technical in lawyer-to-lawyer communication but be able to break it down in a very admirable way when speaking to clients."
Erica Thomson works closely with wealthy clients on the preservation of wealth and later life planning, and offers expertise in wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney, charitable foundations and business succession planning. A client has said "her personality and client relationship skills make her stand out. You can get on with her and talk to her in a very easy manner."
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