New Hire Marks A First For Legal Services In The North East
Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of their first Tax, Trusts and Estates solicitor to be based in the North East, as part of the ongoing expansion of the private client team in the North.
Elizabeth Gibbison joins today (17 November), having previously been at Short, Richardson and Forth. Elizabeth specialises in all areas of non-contentious private client law, advising a range of clients, from business owners to the elderly and vulnerable in need of expert advice.
With a strong background in advising clients on everything from estate and succession planning to inheritance and capital gains tax, Elizabeth’s skills will complement the existing team and offer further support in wills, probate and the administration of estates and trusts.
Elizabeth is also used to advising on capacity issues, including powers of attorney and is currently studying for her STEP diploma.
While based in the Newcastle office, Elizabeth will also be supporting Private Client Services colleagues at Irwin Mitchell throughout the north. The Leeds office has appointed 14 Tax, Trusts and Estates solicitors in the last three years alone, with three new hires last month as the firm’s post-lockdown expansion continues.
Expert Opinion“Elizabeth is joining us in a period of significant growth for our TTE teams across the country and it’s a pleasure to welcome her to the team.
“With less firms in the North East market with private client practices, Elizabeth’s appointment is part of our drive to change that and her expertise allows us to meet the needs of more of our clients in Newcastle and the surrounding region than ever.
“Elizabeth is our first Tax, Trusts and Estates lawyer based in the Newcastle office, but she won’t be alone for long and her appointment is just the beginning of a greater presence for us throughout the north and it’s exciting to be welcoming so many new colleagues as we step up our work post-lockdown.” Andrea Jones - Partner
Commenting on her appointment, Elizabeth said: “It’s obvious that Irwin Mitchell is expanding its Tax, Trusts and Estates work and it’s great to be a part of that wider drive and the first lawyer based here in Newcastle.
“I’m proud to be Irwin Mitchell’s first Tax, Trusts and Estates lawyer here in the North East and I’m really looking forward to working closely with Andrea and the rest of the team in building a strong network for our clients in the north both old and new and taking the opportunity to support more clients at what can be some of the most testing and challenging times in anyone’s life.”