Blake Morgan solicitor is listed as a rising star in private client law

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Blake Morgan solicitor Laura Harper has been named as one of the rising stars in the world of private client law with an entry in the eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 list.

The accolade for Laura (32), Senior Associate Solicitor in the firm’s London succession and tax team, is in recognition of her expertise in this practice area and the high level of service she delivers to clients.

The initiative recognises, promotes and introduces members of the private client practitioner community who are under the age of 35.

Laura advises on a range of private client issues specialising in tax and succession planning for individuals and families based in the UK and with foreign assets. She assists high net worth individuals and families to protect and preserve their wealth and has significant experience in capacity issues and the use of lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications. She also advises trustees and her work focuses on tax-efficient financial arrangements and advising beneficiaries and executors on the administration of complex estates. 

Helen Bunker, Divisional Director of Private Law at Blake Morgan, said: “This is well-earned recognition for Laura, who has become a highly-valued member of the team since joining in December 2016.

“She combines being technically sound and up to date with a pragmatic, practical approach and a deep understanding of complex trust and administration matters.

“She is also playing a key role in training more junior members of the team and in supporting partners across the firm’s London and regional offices.

Laura will now attend a reception hosted by eprivateclient where she will have the opportunity to meet leading private client practitioners and fellow members of the Top 35 Under 35 list.

She said: “I’m pleased to play my part in Blake Morgan’s well-regarded and highly collaborative private client team, and I’m delighted to be singled out in this listing.”

Blake Morgan’s private client team specialists at its offices in London, the south coast, Thames Valley and Wales, act for high net-worth individuals; entrepreneurs and business owners; farms and estates; and families that require advice on succession and tax, residential property or sensitive family issues spanning divorce, mediation and mental capacity issues.

The Legal 500 directory notes "they break down complex issues into an understandable and user-friendly format", while the Chambers directory agrees "They give very clear explanations without the jargon." Blake Morgan is one of 46 law firms listed by eprivateclient as providing high quality and professional advice and support to high net worth domestic and international clients.