Law firm boosts private client team with partner appointment

Thrings has strengthened its private client team with the appointment of a new partner in its Lydney office.

Succession and tax expert Ben Coulson joins the firm from Shakespeare Martineau, bringing 10 years of experience in all areas of private client law from UK tax matters to personal estate planning affairs.

Regularly acting for High Net Worth clients, Coulson has amassed experience in areas such as Will planning, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney and has advised clients on matters ranging from bespoke inheritance tax advice, complex and high value trust and estate administration to international assets and succession law.

Having expanded to Lydney and Ross-on-Wye through its merger with Okells FrancisLaw in 2022, Thrings is continuing to strengthen its presence in the Severn and Wye valleys with key appointments to its teams, benefitting its clients across the South West.

Coulson said: “I am delighted to join a firm with the reputation Thrings has for putting clients first. Private Client law is wide-ranging, but it consists of some of the most personal matters to individuals and families and we take the responsibility very seriously in ensuring our clients receive the best care and advice.”

Samantha Doherty, partner in the private client team, said: “It is fantastic to have a lawyer of Ben’s calibre join us in the Lydney office. He is a proven champion for his clients and is committed to providing the best possible advice and we are delighted to have him as part of the team.”