Robert Blower quoted in The Law Society Gazette Private Client feature
Robert Blower, Partner and head of private client, provides comment for The Law Society Gazette's Private Client feature titled 'Good with Money'.
"We have seen an increase in requests from clients with philanthropic aspirations, often in relation to wider family governance advice. While the whole ESG and social impact area has seen growing activity for many years, the global challenges of the pandemic have clearly driven more individual, family and business sentiment towards responsible strategies, and responsible investing, with more investing for purpose to address inequality and environmental challenges."
He then draws a direct link between Covid-19 and growth at the Firm.
"We have recruited a number of specialists to support the changing demands of our clients. These include David Lingham and Simon Weil as a legal director and partner, respectively, within tax, trusts and succession. Weil is ‘particularly well known for his work on philanthropy which is a significant focus’ for the firm.
More recent hires include Robert Reymond and his team as a tax specialist with over 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions and high-net-worth families in Canada, Latin America and Europe on international wealth structuring. Silvia On and Ian Devereux and their teams joined as private wealth specialists in the Hong Kong office. These have all been areas of growth for the firm during the pandemic."
Robert's comments were first published in The Law Society Gazette.