Sarah Phillips And Helen Clarke Appointed To Prestigious Roles In Shaping Private Client Sector
Two Tax, Trusts and Estates partner at leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell have been appointed to prominent committees in the private client field.
Helen Clarke, a Tax, Trusts and Estates partner in the London office, has joined the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) Private Client (UK) committee.
Helen, an expert in intricate tax and strategic personal estate and tax planning for wealth creators such as private equity investors and serial entrepreneurs and business owner managers, accepted the position this month.
This isn’t the first appointment from Irwin Mitchell’s national Tax, Trusts and Estates team the committee has seen; the CIOT Private Client (UK) committee is led by Tax, Trusts and Estates consultant John Bunker.
Meanwhile Sarah Phillips, Tax, Trusts and Estates partner and managing partner of the firm’s Reading and Newbury offices, was voted in as chair of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Thames Valley committee.
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.
This latest success for the Thames Valley offices comes after Sarah Paton was promoted to senior associate and the arrival of associate Alistair Robertson-Göpffarth in March of this year.
Expert Opinion“I’m thrilled that Sarah and Helen have had both their technical expertise and leadership abilities recognised in these committee appointments.
“Helen’s appointment is a testament to her wealth of knowledge in advising business owners and entrepreneurs. Her role in the committee will shape the UK private client sector for years to come and is proof of the high-quality service we provide our clients.
“Our national team is very much involved with STEP at the highest levels, having been named a Platinum Employer Partner with them as well as having other partners in the team named as chairs of the committees, so Sarah is in excellent company.
“I know Helen and Sarah will both do brilliantly in their new positions and I wish them luck.” Paula Myers - Partner