Regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has strengthened its succession, estates and tax planning offering with the appointment of Victoria Smyth as partner.
Victoria, pictured, a specialist private client solicitor, providing a comprehensive wealth management, wills, trusts and tax service for businesses and individual clients, has joined from Bristol-based national firm Clarke Willmott.
She has substantial experience in advising families on their businesses and, in particular, succession planning matters.
Simon Holdsworth, managing partner at Thrings, which also has offices in Bristol, Bath, Reading and London, said: “We are continually striving to deliver a first-class service to our clients.
“Victoria’s appointment is the latest move in our strategy to provide our clients with the protection they need, and guide them safely through the complicated decisions that will ensure their business interests are preserved and even enhanced for those who will come after them.
“By offering such high-calibre support and expertise in succession-planning and related issues, we can have a substantial positive impact on the lives and business interests of those left behind. Victoria arrives with an impressive track record and, with the rest of the private client team, will undoubtedly continue to deliver great success in this area.”
Victoria added: “I am very excited to have joined Thrings at such a significant stage in the firm’s development. I’m particularly pleased to be joining a team that sees beyond the transaction and understands how the advice that a private client lawyer gives to an individual can impact on how they manage their business.
“There is a very forward-thinking ethos here, which recognises that our commercial clients’ affairs are complicated and merit expert support and protection.
“Commercial clients clearly value this fully integrated, cross-discipline approach, rather than the more traditional separation of commercial and private client affairs. I am very much looking forward to playing my part in ensuring that our clients continue to get a fully-rounded service that is second to none.”