Lodders announces new head of private client team
Law firm Lodders has appointed Louise Igoe as the new head of its private client practice.
A specialist in estate planning, wills, trusts and probate matters, Igoe joined Lodders 17 years ago as a trainee, and qualified into the private client team.
In 2011, she made history at the firm when she became its youngest partner at the age of 30.
Igoe takes over as head of the private client department from Martin Green, who originally joined the firm as a partner in 1986. He will continue to support Louise, the team and its clients, and remains Lodders’ senior partner, a position he has held since 2014.
Igoe said: “The private client department is an exceptionally talented and skilful group of people.
“Our strength lies in our very personal approach to client service, together with the legal expertise that covers many specialist areas. Six of our team are members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and we were also one of the founder members of the Solicitors for the Elderly group. I am honoured to lead such a great team.
“I started my legal career at Lodders, and feel fortunate to have spent the last 17 years working alongside Martin and to have been trained by him. Martin is hugely experienced and highly regarded as an expert private client law specialist, and has been an excellent mentor.”
Green said: “Not only is Louise a brilliant private client lawyer, she is highly efficient and organised, and combines her legal prowess with strong client and team management skills and competencies. We have worked well together throughout the last 17 years, and I know the responsibilities of managing the private client department are in very safe hands as Louise leads it into its next phase.
“The department has undergone exponential growth over the last thirty years and established a reputation as a highly capable team of experienced practitioners, well regarded in the private client market, winning several awards and high-praise for its quality operation from the Legal 500, Chambers and Chambers UK’s High Net Worth Guide.”
Igoe added: “With our strength in depth and ability to offer city expertise and service levels in regional locations, our reputation continues to grow. My vision and ambition for the department are to build on the successes to date, and on the areas of expertise in which we are known to provide the best quality legal advice.
“The team will continue to grow and move with the times in the private client legal arena, with plans for new senior hires already underway.”