Since qualifying in 1974 I have worked almost exclusively in the field of private client work, with an emphasis on all aspects of trusts, tax planning, Wills and estate management. I have acted for a number of families including several generations, over the years, and have been closely involved in succession planning, wealth and family issues. I believe it is important as a family lawyer to understand the challenges involving succession and individuals, as these are as vital as tax considerations and administrative structures. I also believe in working closely with a family’s other professionals, and visiting clients as often as necessary. I hope to continue to practice for many years to come.