Irwin Mitchell has appointed Tom Wainman as a partner to its fast-growing Tax, Trusts and Estates team in Leeds.

Tom, previously at Wrigleys Solicitors, is a specialist in inheritance tax, trusts and estate planning focusing on providing expert advice to high-net-worth business owners on asset protection and succession issues. He is also experienced in advising on Family Investment Companies (FICs).

He joins the award-winning private client team which is headed up nationally by Paula Myers. The team has grown fast in recent years successfully, expanding into both Leeds and Manchester, and has received recognition recently in the Chambers HNW Guide 2021. The team has also been shortlisted as Private Client Team of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards which will take place later on this year.

Tom is a member of the STEP Business Families Special Interest Group and was previously recognised in the 2017 list of eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 private client professionals.

Partner Andrea Jones, who leads the Tax, Trusts and Estates team and is Branch Chair for STEP Yorkshire said: “Tom is a specialist in advising business owners on complex wealth matters and we’re pleased to add his expertise to our fast-growing team.”

Tom said: “Irwin Mitchell is strong across all areas of legal work as well as having an excellent wealth management and financial planning team. It’s an exciting opportunity to provide a first class service to our clients in the business wealth area and I’m looking forward to working with the team.”