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James specialises in tax and estate planning, helping clients to effectively manage their estates and protect their assets. James will further enhance Anthony Collins Solicitors’ private client offering by delivering a bespoke service, helping clients to mitigate their exposure to inheritance tax, capital gains tax and to preserve their wealth for future generations.

Peter Hubbard, senior partner, commented: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome James on board. He joins a longstanding and market leading private client team here at Anthony Collins Solicitors. He will add real value to the team, particularly to our tax planning work, advising a variety of clients who choose us to help them manage their affairs effectively and, ultimately, achieve their goals and ambitions.”

James said; “Anthony Collins Solicitors has a strong private client offering across the West Midlands. I’m both proud and excited to join a firm with such a strong profile in private client work and a commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the people with whom we work.”

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