We have announced two new senior appointments from within our private wealth team.
Partner Sean Williams has been made National Head of Private Wealth with responsibility for teams across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham. His role also covers family matters and private wealth disputes.
The announcement follows the appointment of partner Ravi Francis as Head of Private Wealth in London. Ravi joined Gateley Legal in 2019 and has over 14 years of experience in providing tailored tax and legal advice to professional fiduciaries, wealthy individuals and their advisers. His appointment is part of a strategic growth plan for Gateley Legal in London.
One example of expanding Gateley Legal’s private wealth offering is through a new not-for-profit and philanthropy service line. The offering helps clients in this highly regulated space, which often brings with it new and complex problems for the organisations and individuals to deal with. The team works seamlessly with other teams across Gateley to provide reassurance and assistance to clients whatever their issue may be. The range of services available are extensive and cover everything from dispute resolution to safeguarding.
More recently in London, the private wealth team announced the launch of a new, holistic personal tax service for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, covering the breadth of taxation from ongoing tax compliance to planning.
The new offering provides a premium, client-focused tax compliance service for high-net-worth individuals, which ensures that clients’ tax returns and other UK filings are completed to the highest standards with appropriate disclosure being made. This means that tax planning, wealth structuring and compliance can integrate seamlessly.
With the introduction of the new offering Gateley Legal has expanded its tax team with two new hires. Tom Le Santo joined as a senior tax manager from Evelyn Partners (formerly Smith & Williamson), where he held the same role; while Manoj Synghal was appointed as a tax consultant from EY Frank Hirth, where he was an assistant manager in the private client team.
Working closely alongside the private wealth team in London will be new head of immigration, Rebecca Tester. In her new role, Rebecca will lead the immigration practice at Gateley in advising businesses and private individuals on a full range of UK immigration matters, including applications under the points-based system, settlement applications and nationality law. She will also advise on right to work requirements, securing and maintaining a UK sponsor licence and the immigration implications of corporate restructuring.