Private Client Team boosts its offering with new Senior Associate appointment


02 September 2021

Birketts has appointed Emily O'Donnell as a Senior Associate in its award-winning Private Client Team.

Noted as one of the leading regional firms for advice on a range of private client issues including agricultural and family matters, private property and tax planning, Emily brings to Birketts a wealth of experience, especially with regard to complex succession planning matters including trust work and tax planning for farming and landed families. Emily specialises in matters relating to inheritance tax mitigation, particularly agricultural, business and heritage property tax reliefs and she has acted for a range of clients including international families, trustees and private banks, as well as landed estate owners.

Emily studied Classics at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Birketts, Emily qualified as a solicitor with a City firm before joining the Landed Estates Team for a large national law firm, where she advised on inheritance tax mitigation and capital gains tax planning. 

Lorna Spear, Partner in Norwich’s Private Client Advisory Team said of Emily’s appointment: “We are very pleased to welcome Emily at such an exciting time for the team, fresh from a brilliant result at this year’s High Net Worth Guide awards. Following our Team of the Year win at the Cambridgeshire Law Society awards we are seeking to expand our offering across our personal wealth advice team and with her specialist knowledge, Emily will be a highly valuable addition to the firm."

Emily added: “I am excited to join such a highly regarded firm and I look forward to working closely with my new team to provide high quality advice to clients across the region and beyond.”

Emily is part of Birketts’ Norwich team but will assist colleagues across the Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and London offices.

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