04 July 2023

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has been named as a finalist in the ‘Private Client Legal Team of the Year (large firm)’ category at the STEP Private Client Awards 2023/24.

STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. It works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promote education and high professional standards amongst its members. Today, STEP has 21,000 members across 96 countries from a range of professions, including lawyers, accountants and other specialists.

The STEP Private Client Awards are seen as the hallmark of quality within the private client industry.

This shortlisting builds on the Burges Salmon Private Client team’s previous success of winning both ‘Private Client Team of the Year - Large Firm’ and ‘Employer of the Year’ at the STEP Private Client Awards 2022/23, and having been shortlisted in this category the last seven times the team has entered the Private Client Legal Team of the Year awards – winning it five times to date. Only last month, the team was successful in the ‘Private Client Law Firm (Full Service)’ category at the 2023 eprivateclient Excellence Awards.

The firm has received this shortlisting for demonstrating a clear capacity to undertake complex client issues, reinforcing the team’s sector specialisms, providing excellent client service delivery and innovating to differentiate themselves from competitors, while demonstrating commitment to the wider profession.

Burges Salmon’s Head of Private Client, Jim Aveline, says: “The STEP Private Client Awards showcase the very best of our industry and we’re therefore extremely proud that our team has been named as a finalist in this category.”

The firm’s Private Client team is nationally recognised for providing clear and practical legal advice to clients in the UK and abroad. It works with a wide variety of clients including entrepreneurs, landowners, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI), High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI), trustees and family offices, both onshore and offshore. With one of the largest private client law offerings in the UK, the team has an expert pool of knowledge, helping its clients to mitigate tax, structure their affairs, preserve their property and pass it on to their successors, including advice on divorce and nuptial agreements. The team has extensive experience of cross-border estate and succession planning, international tax and property structuring, and settling family disputes. It also advises global financial institutions on the provision of trust and tax planning services.

The STEP Private Client Awards 2023/24 will be held on 21 September 2023 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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