Law firm Higgs & Sons has appointed five new members of staff to its private client team.
Andy Bridge has joined the firm as estates & trust manager after 10 years in the field.
Most recently he has specialised in the administration of estate with a focus on the management of client relationships. He has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) since 2008.
David Morgan, also an estates and trust manager, comes to Higgs with 16 years of experience in the day to day administration of trusts and estates.
He holds both the England & Wales and Scottish STEP diplomas and has a wide range of experience with complex estates and trusts including business and agricultural assets, foreign property, difficult family relationships and intestacies. Mr Morgan is currently specialising in estate administration.
Chris Sawyer, trusts manager, previously spent 30 years as an assistant manager within a trusts and estates department and is also a member of STEP.
Deborah Beal has joined Higgs & Sons as an associate in the wealth preservation team.
She prepares wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, advises on the creation, administration and winding up of trusts and has a particular interest in inheritance tax planning. Ms Beal was a founding member of the Wolverhampton Junior Lawyers Division.
Harman Bains is newly qualified, and deals with all aspects of private client work, with a particular emphasis on the preparation of wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
He advises individuals and families on a broad range of wealth and succession planning matters.
Head of department and senior partner Nick Moxon said: "This is an exciting time for Higgs & Sons as we firmly reinforce our position as regional experts in private client work.
“We are extremely proud of our team - which is one of the largest in the Midlands - and the appointments demonstrate a confident investment in this area of the firm.
“Our increased expertise will enable us to offer clients an enhanced service which is both highly skilled and good value for money.”