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Clarion strengthens private client team with additional partner


We are continuing to build on the success of our private client practice with the appointment of Vivienne Wild as partner.

Having qualified as a solicitor over 25 years ago, Viv has extensive experience as a private client lawyer.  She joins from the private wealth team of international law firm Stephenson Harwood where she acted mainly for some of the firm’s international, high net worth private clients in relation to their estate planning, UK and offshore trusts, wills and cross-border issues.  

Prior to this, Viv was a partner and headed up the private client team at Schofield Sweeney in Bradford for five years, advising high net worth individuals with significant business interests in relation to their estate and succession planning; and acting for the trustees of many private trusts. Before then, Viv spent six years with Armitage Sykes in Huddersfield in its private client team, latterly as a partner.

Viv specialises in advising the owners of SMEs, directors of large corporates and high earning professionals in relation to their estate and succession planning, dealing with their will and trust requirements and advising on asset protection and UK inheritance tax mitigation.

Justine Osmotherley, partner and head of Clarion’s private client services team, comments, “With her specialist knowledge of helping business owners and high net worth individuals with wealth and succession planning, Viv will be a fantastic addition to the team.  She will strengthen our private client offering for individual clients of the firm who have significant business interests or who are high earning professionals, further integrating our business and private client services to provide a seamless range of legal advice.”

Viv adds: “Clarion is a forward thinking firm with a clear and innovative vision.  It has one of the largest private client offerings in the region and is committed to providing an exemplary client-focused service, investing time in relationships and adding value wherever possible.  I’m really excited to be joining such a renowned team.”

Clarion’s growing private client team currently comprises 12 dedicated lawyers who specialise in providing legal advice for individuals and their families, including wills and probate matters, tax planning and contentious probate as well as asset protection and succession planning. 

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Picture shows:  New partner in Clarion’s private client team Viv Wild (left) with Justine Osmotherley of Clarion

For further information please contact: Susan Reid at Appeal PR on 01423 569 999 or email susan@appealpr.com