Things has strengthened its offering to clients with the recruitment of a new member to the team, helping clients who may have complex needs around succession, estates and tax planning.
Victoria Smyth has joined Thrings as a Partner in the private client team from Clarke Willmott. Victoria is a specialist private client solicitor, providing a comprehensive wealth management, wills, trusts and tax service for businesses and individual clients. She has substantial experience in advising families on their businesses and, in particular, succession planning matters.
Simon Holdsworth, Managing Partner at Thrings, said that it is widely recognised that commercial and farming clients often fail to plan adequately for succession, which in the event of their death could leave their businesses, estates and even the livelihoods of their families in potential jeopardy.
Yet with timely planning and expert advice their businesses or estates may qualify for some substantial tax reliefs, delivering the maximum benefit for the next generation.
“At Thrings, we are continually striving to deliver a first class service to our clients. Victoria’s appointment is the latest move in our strategy to provide our clients with the protection they need, and guide them safely through the complicated decisions that will ensure their business interests are preserved and even enhanced for those who will come after them.”said Simon
Victoria said: “I am very excited to have joined Thrings at such a significant stage in the firm’s development. I’m particularly pleased to be joining a team that sees beyond the transaction and understands how the advice that a private client lawyer gives to an individual can impact on how they manage their business.
There is a very forward-thinking ethos here, which recognises that our commercial clients’ affairs are complicated and merit expert support and protection.
I am very much looking forward to playing my part in ensuring that our clients continue to get a fully-rounded service that is second to none.”