North East law firm expands its private client team - Business Leader News

North East law firm expands its private client team


From left to right: Julie Garbutt, David Towns, Olivia Colbeck, Alex Blenkinsop, Keith Hately and Elizabeth Earle.

Following a significant increase in demand, Muckle LLP has grown its multi-skilled private client team from two lawyers to a team of six in the last 12 months.

The company’s private client team is led by partner and head of private client Keith Hately, provides a dedicated service for business owners, executives, landowners, senior professionals and other wealthy individuals and has seen growing demand from people wishing to plan for their families’ future.

Senior associate Julie Garbutt, solicitor Olivia Colbeck and Hately all specialise in all aspects of estate planning, including wills, succession, inheritance tax, family trusts, power of attorney and probate.

Commenting on the growth of the team, Hately said: “Through a number of new client wins, the establishment of our agriculture, estates and rural property team, and working closely with our other specialist legal teams, we have seen a sharp increase in the number of people seeking personal legal advice.

“There will always be successful business owners and executives, landowners and professionals, whose personal and financial situation is such that they require expert specialist advice.

“Discrete, sensitive and effective, we believe the service we offer is second to none and we’re delighted to see an increase in this area of our business. With the expansion of the team, we have more strength and depth than ever before in the private client services we offer, and we continue to work with accountants and financial advisers to ensure that our clients’ needs are fully met.”