Lancaster law firm appoints new director to lead private client team
Lancaster law firm Harrison Drury has appointed inheritance tax planning specialist Clare Fleming as a director and head of its private client team.
Clare joins the firm after returning to Lancashire earlier this year having previously worked for over 15 years for several regional law firms in the South East of England. Clare studied and graduated at Lancaster University in 2001.
She will be responsible for the management of the firm’s ten-strong private client team that is spread across its five regional offices.
Clare specialises in the drafting of wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of trusts and estates, with particular expertise in commercial and high-net-worth estates.
Clare said: “It’s wonderful to come back to the area where I studied nearly 20 years ago and to get the opportunity to advise people in the Lancaster area. Harrison Drury is a firm that’s deeply embedded in its local communities and that really appealed to me.
“The firm’s expertise in rural estate planning and landed estates also stood out for me when looking to come back to the area. I aim to continue to grow the team and to offer a range of lifetime planning services for our clients across all sectors.”
John Chesworth, executive chairman of Harrison Drury, said: “Clare brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team. Our private client service is an important area of the business that we are keen to develop further in rural areas and I believe she is the ideal person to make it possible.
“Her commercially-focussed approach and her experience gained working at a senior level in the South East will be a great asset to the firm.”