London law firm Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Judith Powell as a consultant in the firm’s private client department.
Powell joins from King & Wood Mallesons, having previously been a partner at one of its predecessor firms, S J Berwin.
Her appointment is effective from 23 August 2016.
Powell’s practice encompasses personal tax advice and she specialises in instructions on matters arising as a consequence of foreign domicile and investment. She has extensive experience of advising ultra-high net worth individuals and various trusts and estates.
Additionally, Powell is a part-time judge at the First Tier Tribunal Tax Chamber and a deputy judge at the Upper Tribunal Tax Chamber.
Payne Hicks Beach’s private client department has a wide-ranging client base of domestic and international high net worth individuals, trusts, estates and family businesses.
Powell says: “I am thrilled to be joining such a renowned practice, Payne Hicks Beach has a richly deserved reputation for its tailored advice and I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to offer the highest quality tax expertise to our clients.”
Alastair Murdie, senior partner and head of the private client department at Payne Hicks Beach, says: “It is a pleasure to welcome Judith Powell to the firm, who will be a valuable addition to the private client department. This is an important hire, which reflects the strategic growth of our offering as we continue to meet increasing demand to navigate complex private client matters.”