Laytons Strengthens Private Client Team
National UK law firm, Laytons, has announced the expansion of its Private Client Group. The Private Client team of Beachcroft LLP, headed by Julian Korn, is joining the Private Client Group at Laytons in the new year.
Following a recent strategic review of its business, Beachcroft LLP has decided to concentrate on its core commercial practice groups; Laytons regards private client services as an integral part of its commercial service to business clients. The Private Client team leaves with the firm’s full support and both Laytons and Beachcroft LLP look forward to a continuing association in relation to ongoing and future private client work.
The move reunites Julian with Laytons’ Head of Private Client Ian Burman. The two worked together 20 years ago. The Beachcroft LLP team will particularly benefit from working with contentious trust and estate expert, Brendan Hall, who joined Laytons five years ago.
Julian says “I see this as a very positive move bringing together, as it does, the strengths of both teams in terms of experience and expertise which will benefit not only ourselves but also, and more importantly, our clients “.
The move adds additional expertise and critical mass to Laytons’ Private Client Group which specialises in all areas of private client work including wills, Court of Protection work, inheritance tax and estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates and has acknowledged expertise in contentious trust and estate matters.
“The last four or five years have seen considerable growth in private client work at Laytons” Ian says. “We can now build on this with confidence and offer both our own clients and those formerly of Beachcroft LLP an exceptional array of services provided by a team of the highest calibre”.
Laytons’ Chief Executive Richard Kennett added “I am delighted to welcome Julian and his colleagues; our services to private clients are an important part of our commercial services to business and this move will further strengthen our already successful Private Client Group”.