Senior appointment at Ward Hadaway in Leeds

Senior appointment at Ward Hadaway in Leeds

Ward Hadaway has recruited a prominent Yorkshire private wealth lawyer.

Vivienne Wild (pictured) joins Ward Hadaway as a partner in its Leeds office, providing specialist advice and support with complex and high-value estate and succession planning matters, including wills, trusts, inheritance tax, and powers of attorney, often with cross-border elements.

Wild is a leading individual in Legal 500 and ranked Band 1 in Chambers High Net Worth Guide and by Spears 500 as a recommended tax lawyer.

Before joining Ward Hadaway, she was a partner and head of the private wealth team at Clarion, a position she held for nearly seven years.

With more than two decades of experience as a solicitor in this technical area of law, Wild brings with her a wealth of knowledge that will drive forward the law firm’s work with high-net-worth individuals, who are often business owners or entrepreneurs.

Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Facer, a partner and head of the private client team at Ward Hadaway, said: “Vivienne has a lot of experience and knowledge in managing complex estate planning, trust and taxation matters and her technical acumen is second to none.”

“Alongside these exemplary skills, Vivienne also has the strong interpersonal qualities that you need to work in this area of law. She is a trusted adviser to her clients and is able to understand the issues which affect both their business and private assets, and support accordingly. She’s joining at an exciting stage as our private client base is expanding and we’re delighted to welcome someone of Vivienne’s calibre to the team.”

Wild’s appointment is part of a strategic growth plan for Ward Hadaway Leeds, as the firm grows and develops a wider client base across Yorkshire.

Commenting on her new role, Wild said: “I’m delighted to be part of a very talented and established team which is growing well. Ward Hadaway has a unique set of characteristics, in that we provide quality legal support, delivered by brilliant professionals, plugged into our regional communities.”

“The firm very much has an ‘on the ground’ approach to supporting businesses and individuals. Our community-focused ethos enables us to combine world-class legal expertise with empathy and regional know-how, a rare but winning combination.”

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