Penningtons Manches has recruited three new specialists to expand its award-winning private client and tax team. Widely acknowledged as one of the top private client teams in the UK, the practice was one of a select number commended in The Times’ ‘Best Law Firms’ 2019 report. It has also been highly ranked in the latest editions of leading legal directories Chambers High Net Worth and The Legal 500.
The practice, which is described by Chambers HNW 2018 as ‘responsive, on the front foot, thoughtful, diligent and likeable’, welcomes senior associate Emma McCarthy, associate Rebecca Goldring and paralegal Nathan Greenwood.
Joining the Basingstoke office, Emma brings with her a wealth of experience in assisting clients with complex estate and trust administration, as well as advising on the availability of business property and agricultural property relief. During her time spent developing the private client offering at Gateley Plc, Emma built on her 15 years of experience in order to introduce a will bank to the firm’s newly opened Reading office. She was also responsible for conducting business development to help promote the work in the Thames Valley region. A significant case of note for Emma was advising Camelot lottery winners, which included a Euro Millions winner, in private client matters. She is a fully qualified member of STEP.
Rebecca joins the firm from the London office of market leading accounting firm Blick Rothenberg, where she focused on advising individuals, entrepreneurs, families and trust companies with cross-border estate planning issues. Prior to that, she worked for over three years in the private client and tax team of Trowers & Hamlins. During her time working in-house, she specialised in residence and domicile issues, remittance basis of taxation and the taxation of offshore trusts, bringing with her valuable experience in complex tax matters with an international element. She frequently writes articles for prominent professional publications including Spears and eprivateclient, and provides comments for media such as The Telegraph and the BBC.
Nathan joins the London private client team as a paralegal from City law firm Child & Child. He has experience in a broad mix of private client matters, including assisting with domestic tax issues covering inheritance tax, capital gains tax and annual tax on enveloped dwellings. A recent case of note involved administering an estate with a discretionary will trust with over 65 potential beneficiaries.
Clare Archer, who is described by The Legal 500 2019 as having ‘the rare combination of experience, expertise and personable approach to be a true trusted adviser’, leads Penningtons Manches’ 60 strong private client and tax team and is a key partner in the firm’s private wealth group. An innovative leader, Clare focuses on investing and developing in young talent which has been recognised through a number of accolades from industry awards programmes and leading legal profession guides over the past year.
Commenting on the new arrivals, Clare said: “I am delighted that Emma, Rebecca and Nathan are joining the firm. It is inspiring to see the team consistently growing in both size and scope, offering a wider range of specialisms to our clients, and particularly our international expertise offering. Our focus is on nurturing young lawyers and watching them develop their roles, so it is exciting to welcome three talented individuals who bring with them a range of experience and an exceptional level of client service.”