The last half-year has been a busy one for the Wedlake Bell Private Client Team with lots of new faces joining us, and some exciting promotions, awards and accolades to celebrate. Following the pandemic lockdowns and office closures of the last twenty months, it is good to have some more positive news to share.
In June this year, Wedlake Bell LLP and Moon Beever LLP announced a merger. The Wedlake Bell Private Client Team has consequently been joined by Richard Boulding (partner), Charlotte Pollard (senior associate), David Toms (associate), Herkiran Rajbans (paralegal) and Tereka Bowes (paralegal) from Moon Beever. We are delighted to welcome them and grow the team, enabling us to extend our Private Client offering in respect of estate planning and estate administration work. In November, we also welcomed back Head of the Private Client Disputes Team, Caroline Miller, from maternity leave after the birth of her second daughter. The office desks at 71 Queen Victoria Street which sat empty for so long during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, are now happily filling up again!
The last half-year has also seen some well-deserved promotions including that of Victoria Mahon de Palacios who has been made up to partner. Victoria has been with Wedlake Bell all of her career, having trained here, and we are delighted to celebrate her success.
Last but by no means least, we are very proud to share that Head of the Private Client Group, Camilla Wallace, has won “People’s Choice – Trusted Advisor of the Year” at the STEP Private Client Awards 2021. These prestigious awards are widely recognised within the global Private Client industry to be the most highly coveted hallmark of quality, and we are absolutely thrilled that Camilla has acknowledged as a true leader in her field. Unfortunately, the champagne corks had to be popped virtually rather than in a live ceremony, but we look forward to raising a glass to Camilla in-person very soon..