February 3, 2012

Private client team at Royds City law firm grows with the admission of partner Tony Millson

Royds LLP, a 17 partner law practice in the City of London, appoints Tony Millson as a partner in its Private Client team on 1st February. This follows the promotion to partnership of private client solicitor Deanna Hurst in October 2011. Royds is one of the few remaining City law firms with a thriving private client practice.

His clients include wealthy individuals in the UK and overseas (he has long standing relationships with clients in the Middle East) and substantial trusts. His specialist areas of expertise include:

-Tax and estate planning – particularly inheritance tax (IHT) and capital gains tax (CGT)

-Trusts – establishing, administering and winding up trusts including trustee appointments and taxation

-Probate administration – for estates over £1m and contentious probate claims

Tony Millson also advises on charity law and has a number of charitable and not for profit clients. He is Trustee of the Roy Kinnear House (https://www.roykinnearhouse.co.uk/), a charity providing a home for life for people – especially young adults - with profound and complex learning and physical disabilities. He was previously Chairman of a wildlife charity and a former pension scheme trustee. He also acts as a Deputy (Office of Public Guardian - OPG) for vulnerable people and those with mental capacity issues.

Stewart Wilkinson, managing partner at Royds said “Our private client, family, residential conveyancing and other legal services for individuals – whether they are in the UK or abroad, business people, entrepreneurs, media figures or those with family wealth - are a significant part of our business. We are delighted to welcome Tony into the firm whose expertise will also be put to very good use by our charities team”.

Tony studied law at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He is a member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners), SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).

Tony is married and lives in Horsham, West Sussex. His interests include golf and bridge and he is a member of Sussex County Cricket Club. He has been a Horsham District Councillor and leader of Horsham District Council.

For further information, please contact:

Stewart Wilkinson, Managing Partner          020 7583 2222 

[email protected]

Tony Millson, Private Client Partner            020 7583 2222              

[email protected]

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