Four members of SGH Martineau’s private client team have made a cross-city move to rival firm Mills & Reeve.

The quartet consists of consultant Keith Dudley, principal associate Sarah Wood and senior associates Lucy Cooling and Stephen Atkinson.

Mr Dudley advises directors and business owners and has experience in estate planning, including trust formation and will planning, and gives specialist advice on the operation of charitable trusts and cross-border trust and tax issues.

Ms Wood has experience in the administration of high value estates and works for clients including landed estate clients and entrepreneurs.

Ms Cooling, a former Legal Executive of the Year at the Birmingham Legal Awards, has experience of all aspects of private client work, including tax planning, will drafting, creation of trusts, applications to the Court of Protection and drafting lasting powers of attorney.

Mr Atkinson deals with many individuals of high net worth and has experience in will drafting, advising on employee benefit trust matters, trust formation and administration and inheritance and capital gains tax planning.

Steve Allen, head of Mills & Reeve’s Birmingham office, said: “We are delighted to welcome the new team members in a move that will really enhance our offering. Everyone is excited to see a combination of two leading private client teams in Birmingham.”