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Porter Dodson welcomes two new Partners to strengthen private client team

South West-based law firm, Porter Dodson, is pleased to announce the addition of Ben Simpson and Chris Dickinson as Partners, further enhancing their private client sector offerings.

Based in the Wellington office, Ben Simpson (pictured right) brings over 15 years of extensive expertise in advising individuals and families on matters of wealth protection, tax mitigation, and succession planning.

As a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Ben’s focus extends to providing comprehensive support to a diverse client base, spanning the West Somerset area.

His proficiency encompasses drafting tax-efficient wills, the preparation of LPAs and efficiently administering estates. Ben’s deep-rooted connections to West Somerset equip him with a clear understanding of his clients’ specific needs, particularly those of families and farmers.

Chris Dickinson (pictured left), also a full member of STEP, joins Porter Dodson’s Taunton office after eight years at a prestigious law firm in Essex. With a relocation to Somerset, Chris now extends his expertise across the entire Somerset and Devon region.

Specialising in guiding individuals through the complexities of wills, LPAs, and estate administration during times of bereavement, Chris brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

Both Ben and Chris collaborate closely with a network of professionals, including accountants, surveyors, financial advisors, and barristers, ensuring tailored solutions that align with their clients’ objectives.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben and Chris to our esteemed team,” said Kate James, Managing Partner at Porter Dodson. “Their wealth of experience and dedication to client service will further strengthen our Private Client offerings.”

For any enquiries contact the private client team or 01823 625800.

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