Higgs & Sons, which boasts one of the largest private client teams in the Midlands, is further strengthening the department with five new appointments.
Lisa Whitehouse and Janna Pugh have joined the Brierley Hill based firm as solicitors in the private client team along with new associate Kirsty McEwen and Kiren Rai who is a paralegal.
Joining the firm from Challinors, Ms Whitehouse will cover the whole spectrum of private client work in particular wills, lasting powers of attorney and the administration of estates. She also has experience in Court of Protection work.
Ms Pugh comes to the firm from Parkinson Wright bringing with her experience in planning for care home fees, claims for NHS continuing healthcare funding, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work, as well as wills and estates.
Ms McEwen, who qualified in 2002, specialises in charities and advising individuals and their families, particularly those with business interests, on tax, estate and succession planning. She comes to Higgs from George Green, where she was joint head of private client, and will have a particular focus on Higgs’ charities, community and social enterprise unit.
Vicki Bennett has completed her training contract with Higgs and joins the department on qualifying as a solicitor. Ms Rai completes the team, joining as a paralegal.