Legal Studio Solicitors adds private client solicitor to ranks

Legal Studio Solicitors adds private client solicitor to ranks

Malcolm Emery joined Legal Studio Solicitors as a consultant on 1 June.

Emery (pictured) qualified as a chartered tax adviser with PwC in 1995 and for the first 15 years of his career provided tax advice to individuals and private trustees on all aspects of their tax affairs, including those who had an overseas connection.

In 1998, he joined Dickinson Dees (now Womble Bond Dickinson) in Newcastle upon Tyne to work in their private client tax team. Shortly after joining the firm, he realised that he needed to improve his legal knowledge to become a more rounded tax adviser and started a postgraduate diploma in law in 1998.

He enjoyed it so much that he kept studying and qualified as a solicitor with Dickinson Dees in 2004.

Prior to joining Legal Studio, Emery was a partner in various law firms in Southwest England.

Emery advises individuals and private trustees on all aspects of their legal and tax affairs, including:

  • Exit and succession planning for business owners including advice on the reorganisation of the business to achieve maximum tax efficiency;
  • Preparing wills, trusts and lasting powers of attorney, and advising on other types of structures to mitigate tax and preserve wealth;
  • Advising trustees on their duties, including the set up, running and termination of all types of trusts;
  • Dealing with the administration of deceased individuals’ estates; and
  • Advising on tax residence, domicile, and offshore tax planning opportunities available to individuals and trustees.

Emery joins Clare Young at Legal Studio, further strengthening the growing private wealth team with specialist tax skills. This means that clients can receive their personal and tax advice under one roof.

His addition to the team enhances the individual services offered by Legal Studio, which include separation, divorce and financial advice (Angela Lally) and private property transaction advice (Glen Salt).

Ian McCann, chief executive officer at Legal Studio, said: “We’re delighted to continue to grow Legal Studio’s private wealth team by adding a consultant solicitor of Malcolm’s ability and experience. The team is very much looking forward to working with Malcolm and to helping him deliver the best service to clients whilst he enjoys the freedom and flexibility that being a consultant solicitor brings.”

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