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Osborne Clarke grows private wealth team

22 March 2023
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Law firm Osborne Clarke is strengthening its private wealth team with the appointment of Patrick Wooddisse as partner in its Bristol office.

Patrick joins Osborne Clarke from TLT where he held the position of partner and head of private business group since 2008.

Prior to this, he trained at Amhurst Brown Colmbotti and worked at Burges Salmon.

Patrick has over 20 years' experience advising individuals, financial institutions and trust companies on domestic and international tax planning, intergenerational succession and the establishment and operation of trusts, with a particular specialism in advising families with a US connection. He also advises on the creation and administration of charities.

The Legal 500 has named him as a leading individual in the South West, describing him as ‘Very knowledgeable and to the point...", and "…able to translate his knowledge into providing real solutions."

Patrick commented: "I am excited to be joining Osborne Clarke and look forward to working in such a highly regarded team, further building out its capabilities in Bristol and exploring the wealth of business opportunities in the South West. The team has ambitious 2025 targets and I look forward to helping achieve these."

Stuart Janaway, lead partner in Osborne Clarke's private wealth team, said: "It is great to welcome Patrick to the Private Wealth team at Osborne Clarke. Patrick has a proven track record in advising both UK and international clients at the highest level. He is an excellent addition to our growing Bristol team."

The firm's private wealth team has grown significantly since January 2022 with four new hires, namely Patrick Wooddisse, Shelley Faulkner (senior associate), Adele Bradley (associate) and Kendra Perry (solicitor apprentice).

 


Peter Davison is deputy editor of The Business Magazine. He has spent his life in journalism – doing work experience in newsrooms in and around Bristol while still at school, and landing his first job on a local newspaper aged 19. By 28 he was the youngest newspaper editor in the country.

An early advocate of online news, he spent the first years of the 2000s telling his bosses that the internet posed both the biggest opportunity and greatest threat to the newspaper industry and the art of journalism. He was right on both counts.

Since 2006 he has enjoyed a career as a freelance journalist. He lives in rural Wiltshire with one wife, two children, and three cats.

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