Leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell has recruited a new solicitor to its Private Client Services team in Leeds.

Daniel joins from Thornton Jones, having qualified in 2019. Daniel is an expert in advising business owners on estate and succession planning and wealth protection through wills, trusts, and family investment companies among others.

He is also experienced in advising landed and rural clients on succession and estate planning, having worked with high-net-worth individuals with cross-border estates.

Daniel can help clients with all aspects of wills, estate planning, trusts, probate, and powers of attorney. He also has previously advised on contentious probate matters and claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.

His arrival follows a string of hires for the firm’s Northern Private Client Services expertise, including Leeds-based solicitor Helen Webster and Manchester-based solicitor Fiona Bushell in May this year. The Northern teams are headed by partner and chair of STEP Yorkshire, Andrea Jones.

Daniel joins one of the top national private client outfits in the country, with the national Private Client Services team winning Private Client Legal Team of the Year at the 2020 STEP Private Client Awards.

Andrea Jones, Private Client Services partner and head of the Leeds and Manchester teams said: “I’m delighted to have another solicitor in the fast-growing team. Daniel’s expertise will be a real asset to our practice and our clients.

“Despite the pandemic and lockdowns, we’re very grateful that our teams have thrived and continue to expand in the last year. We have big plans for the North and the firm’s private client offering in the years to come, and Daniel will help us along that path.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming Daniel to the team and I know our clients will appreciate this excellent addition to our practice.”