Private wealth expert makes move to rival firm

Patrick Woodisse

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.

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, commented: “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 (partner), Shelley Faulkner (senior associate), Adele Bradley (associate) and Kendra Perry (solicitor apprentice).

Osborne Clarke’s Private Client practice operates at the cutting edge of private client work and is highly regarded for complex international tax planning.

The team has built a solid reputation through its high-end client base, multi-jurisdictional expertise and strong US focus, which will be developed further by Patrick’s US experience.


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