Law firm Bromleys has strengthened its private client team with the appointment of James Charnock as a senior associate.

He will work alongside John Longworth, who heads Bromleys’ Court of Protection and wills, probate and trusts departments.

James, 42, has joined from north west practice Butcher & Barlow, where he qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and worked across offices in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

He is the third recruit to the private client team this year, following the arrival of Rachael Barrett and Kate Fletcher.

Bromleys’ senior partner Mark Hirst said: “James has excellent technical skills and will be a key contact for clients wishing to plan for the future.”

“He has extensive knowledge of inheritance tax planning, as well as valuable experience of helping individuals and families in administering complex estates and preparing a power of attorney.”

“James also has an exceptional record when it comes to client care. His arrival at Bromleys complements our existing skill set and greatly strengthens our private client team.”

James said: “I was attracted to Bromleys as the firm has a strong reputation for its private client work and in particular its Court of Protection work.”

“Bromleys is one of only a few firms in the region with genuine expertise in Court of Protection matters. This is an area of law which can make a real and meaningful difference to the quality of life of those who come under the Court’s jurisdiction.”

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