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Expert private client partner returns to Shakespeare Martineau

Expert private client partner returns to Shakespeare Martineau

Leading full service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has welcomed new partner Iwan Williams to its private client team, specialising in tax and succession.

With more than 11 years’ qualified experience, Iwan is returning to the firm from Charles Russell Speechlys after spending more than seven years in the private wealth team acting for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients nationally. Prior to this, he spent four years at Shakespeare Martineau’s Leicester office hub as a solicitor.

Iwan has a deep knowledge of all aspects of estate and succession planning and has particular expertise in advising landed estate owners, high net worth entrepreneurs and business-owning families in relation to a wide range of succession and tax matters.

Iwan, who is a rising star in the private client sector having been named one of eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35 in 2020, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Shakespeare Martineau. The firm is an exciting place to be – forward thinking, dynamic and entirely geared towards delivering exceptional client service, which is at the heart of everything we do.

“I feel privileged to be joining a fantastic private client team and I am looking forward to helping to strengthen our private client offering as part of the firm’s wider strategy.”

Iwan will primarily be based at the firm’s Stratford-upon-Avon hub but will be working with clients nationally. As part of his role, Iwan will be working alongside Shakespeare Martineau’s agriculture team to provide estate planning advice to a range of landed estates and farming clients, an area of law that he is passionate about.

He said:

“A deep understanding of an estate and a family’s overall aims and wishes is absolutely vital to delivering outstanding client service. I look forward to working in tandem with our expert agriculture team to further strengthen our expertise in this area.”

Iwan’s appointment is the latest in a string of new partner hires as part of the firm’s growth strategy, broadening its footprint both north and south.

Suzanne Leggott, partner and head of Shakespeare Martineau’s private client team, which has been named a top tier firm in this year’s independently researched Legal 500, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Iwan back to the firm; his technical knowledge and experience will be a real asset to our team as we look to grow our private client offering and cement our reputation in agricultural law.”

Shakespeare Martineau is proactively seeking talented people to join the firm on its growth journey, including mergers, team recruitment and lateral hires nationally.

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