Trust company launched by Bath law firm Withy King

December 9, 2012

Bath law firm Withy King has launched a trust company to act as executors of wills and trustees of trusts as well as to manage the financial, property, social and welfare affairs of clients who are no longer able to manage their own affairs.

Withy King Trust Company will fulfil many roles, including acting as trustee and deputy for vulnerable children and adults due, for example, to illness or accident.

These include children and adults who have received compensation for personal injury or clinical negligence and require experts to manage investments and expenditure throughout their lifetime.

Working with Withy King Trust Company are two new recruits: chartered accountant Maria Meek and solicitor Holly Mieville-Hawkins whose expertise lies in Court of Protection work, including statutory wills, lasting powers of attorney and professional deputyships as well as managing trusts set up to protect the interests of the most vulnerable beneficiaries.

Three more experts have also joined Withy King’s rapidly-expanding private client team. Solicitors Elizabeth Nash and Mike Muston have been added to the firm’s inheritance disputes team while Laura Yuill has joined as probate and trusts manager. 

Partner and head of the Bath-based private client team James McNeile said: “The launch of a separate trust company demonstrates our commitment to this highly-specialist area and our growing involvement in providing vulnerable people with the best possible support in managing their lives and financial affairs.

“It also gives clients using our wills, estate and trust planning services continuity and peace of mind for the future because while individual partners may retire or move on, the trust company will remain in place to take on these important roles at the appropriate time.”

Pictured from left: Partner and head of Withy King’s private client team, James McNeile, solicitors Elizabeth Nash, Mike Muston and Holly Mieville-Hawkins, and chartered accountant Maria Meek


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