Tom Gilman leaves Manches to rejoin Withy King as Head of Private Client
Tom Gilman has joined Withy King as partner and head of the Private Client team in Oxford, where he will be helping clients with a wide range of personal matters, including Wills, inheritance tax, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection issues, probate and the administration of estates, trusts and estate planning. He will also be working closely with the firm’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams to help clients safeguard and maximise their compensation pay outs.
This is a return to his roots for Tom, who first joined Marshall & Galpin, Oxfordshire’s longest-established law firm renowned for its private client work, as a trainee, where his father and grandfather were both partners in the firm. M & G merged with Withy King in 2008 to offer the full spectrum of legal services to private clients and businesses. Tom joins the firm from Manches, also based in Oxford, where he was a partner.
“I am very enthusiastic about returning to the firm and renewing my relationships with past clients and existing Withy King clients,” said Tom. “Having lived and worked in Oxford for most of my adult life, my career has given me a breadth and depth of experience which has helped me to understand the needs of the individuals and families here and offer them specialist advice for their particular circumstances. The legal industry’s independent directory, The Legal 500, recognises Tom as being “astute and approachable” and “capable and diplomatic”.
He has three young children, is a keen hockey player and cyclist having cycled from Paris to Oxford to raise money for Sobell House, and a school governor.