Bond Dickinson's Private Wealth Team win Yorkshire Legal Award
Bond Dickinson's Private Wealth team last night won the Private Client Award at the 2015 Yorkshire Legal Awards. Since opening its Leeds office in April 2012, Bond Dickinson's Private Wealth offering in Yorkshire has expanded quickly to comprise an experienced, dedicated team.
Launched in 2000, the Yorkshire Legal Awards celebrate the best of Yorkshire's legal talent. The Private Client category recognises lawyers that have made a significant impact and established new initiatives in the private wealth sector while making a broader contribution to the profession.
Bond Dickinson was recognised for their stand out team, one of the few major players offering an integrated full service alongside its specialist private client work. Working alongside specialists in other disciplines, such as property and corporate, ensures that Bond Dickinson's clients' personal and business affairs are viewed together and the best advice given for both individuals and the businesses behind them.
Caroline Hedges (Legal Director) and Nicholas Payne and Fiona Hinchey (both Solicitors) from the Leeds team attended the award ceremony and were delighted to accept the award.
Alexander Dickinson, Private Wealth Partner at Bond Dickinson said: "This award is a credit to the strength of our Private Wealth team based in Leeds and our growing presence in Yorkshire.
The experienced team in Leeds are part of a national Private Wealth offering which turns over more than 10% of the firm's total revenue, led by eleven partners and employing more than sixty other private client professionals. The Leeds team also have access to the firm's own Trust Corporation and its FCA regulated subsidiary – Bond Dickinson Wealth Limited – that offers investment, pensions and other regulated advice.
The Leeds team works closely with other professional advisors including accountants, land agents and financial services providers to deliver an outstanding client experience.
Our private clients in Yorkshire are from a range of different backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, landed estate owners and lottery winners".
Mark Owen, Head of the Leeds office said: "We are thrilled to win the Private Client Award. As an office we have also recently won Property Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Property Industry Awards and the Legal 500 Finance Firm of the year (regional) award. These awards recognise Bond Dickinson's legal experience in the Yorkshire region. We are continuing to increase our presence in the Yorkshire market and are proud to be at the heart of such a forward thinking and ambitious region."