National law firm TLT has appointed Jacob Cork as a partner in the trusts and estates team, strengthening the firm’s UK-wide expertise in private wealth and adding to the firm’s international capabilities. Jacob will be based in TLT’s Birmingham office.

Joining TLT from Mills & Reeve, Jacob brings nine years’ experience advising on a wide range of estate planning and taxation issues, helping protect family wealth across generations. Jacob’s practice typically includes advising on wills and trusts, and succession planning for family business owners.

In addition, Jacob is one of the few solicitors outside London specialising in advising clients with international needs to their estate planning. These typically include families who have property and/or family overseas, clients who are originally from abroad and live in the UK, and clients who are based abroad but have assets here – particularly real estate.

Jacob has in-depth experience of dealing with foreign jurisdictions, allowing him to take a strategic and holistic approach to protecting his clients' assets.

Ben Watson, partner and head of the firm’s tax, pensions and private wealth team said: “Jacob’s appointment adds ever more strength to our well established tax and private wealth practices, enabling us to provide a seamless service to clients across a range of issues. It comes at a time when the demand for tax and estate planning is increasing and gives us an opportunity to offer more support to clients with international portfolios. I’m delighted to welcome Jacob to TLT.”

Commenting on his appointment, Jacob added: “Families with assets abroad and in the UK are facing a multitude of legislative hurdles and having to dedicate more time to planning for the future. TLT has built a reputation for providing some of the best advice to clients in this space, and I’m looking forward to adding to its expertise”.

The news follows the recent appointment of Caroline Fletcher who has joined the team, from Harris & Harris, as a senior associate.

Date published

20 May 2024

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