Specialist private client law firm Meridian Private Client has recruited a tax planning expert to its ranks.
Jon Croxford joins the Solihull firm from Sutton Coldfield-based tax consultancy Cleaver Croxford where he was a partner.
A chartered tax adviser, Mr Croxford is a specialist in personal tax planning and mitigation.
During his career to date, he has spent substantial periods with the 'Big Four' accountancy practices including a period of five years as head of Deloitte's private client tax teams in Birmingham and Nottingham and six years with KPMG.
Mr Croxford said: "Through working in an established team of private client lawyers, I believe that I will be better able to provide my clients with the whole range of advice that they need."
Philip Harrison, a partner at Meridian Private Client, said the recruitment is a turning point for Meridian, enabling the firm to grow rapidly in the future.
"The addition of Jon to our team will broaden our offering to clients in the area of tax planning, enhancing our service to existing clients while enabling us to broaden our appeal through adding complementary skills and building strength in depth," he said.
"The broader appeal will also be important in serving the needs of other professional advisers who introduce clients to us for a one-off project or for long-term tax planning advice, support which we give without disturbing existing client-professional relationships."
Meridian partner Drummond Kerr said: "Our plan is for Jon, who will be involved in business development, to become a fully fledged partner as soon as we have received approval to change to an alternative business structure or ABS.
"From that date, Jon will be a partner and the new structure will also pave the way for us to appoint as partners other specialist private client advisers, including tax specialists, who may not be solicitors."
Mr Croxford's specialist areas spread across the whole spectrum of personal tax mitigation including estate and long-term tax planning, offshore tax planning and advising non-UK domiciled individuals.
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