Below, you will find a summary of the key firm moves and appointments in the private client industry from the second quarter of 2021. 

Marcus Parker joined Harbottle & Lewis as partner from Genesis Trust in Cayman

Sarah Gogan joined Harbottle & Lewis as partner in their immigration team 

Collas Crill appointed Simon Beswick as their new chairman

Michael Rutili, previously of Withersworldwide, has joined Stephenson Harwood as a Partner in their private wealth practice

MTG founding partner Richard Turnor is leaving the firm

Highvern Group hires a new Head of Family Office Services, Richard Joynt, who joins from Ocorian 

Bedell Cristin expanded their International Private Client team with the appointments of Fraser Allister in the Cayman Islands (formerly Ogier) and Nancy Chien in Jersey.

KPMG appointed Chris Smith as their private client tax director in Scotland

BDB Pitmans have added two new legal directors to its private client practice, Sophie St John and Lorna du Sautoy

Kingsley Napier hired Laura Harper as a Partner in their Private Client team, and she joins them from McDermott Will & Emery. 

Lawrence Stevens has appointed their first Family Law Director with Jay Patel

Bedell Cristin has also appointed Joanne Verbiesen as a Partner in their Singapore office, where she joins from HSBC. 

Caroline de Jeune is the new of head of tax at Blick Rothenberg

Thomson Snell & Passmore have hired Alan Kitcher from Charles Russell Speechlys as a Partner in their trust management team

Harneys have named Ross Munro as their new Global Managing Partner

US firm Harrison & Held have hired 13 lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Simons Muirhead Burton has hired Rosalyn Breedy from Wedlake Bell to launch a new funds and private wealth practice

HSBC have hired Laura Geiger-Pancera to lead their private bank’s family office division in Switzerland

Accuro have made a series of promotions in their Jersey office following an expansion of their private client and private office business

EY have hired David Bowen to lead their family office consulting team

Farrer & Co have a new Dispute Resolution Partner, Gerard Heyes, who joins from Simmons & Simmons

Crestbridge has appointed Karen Clark as director to support their growth

Stonehage Fleming has appointed a Head of Estate Planning, Hélie de Cornois

Boodle Hatfield has appointed Claire Pooley as Senior Associate in their growing private wealth practice

Barclays Private Bank have appointed a new Head of Charities and Asset Consultant Relationships with Nandu Patel

Matt Guthrie has joined Ogier to lead the firm’s Private Wealth team in Guernsey