London law firm Wedlake Bell has appointed Michael Salters as a partner in the firm’s pensions and employee benefits team.
Additionally, property solicitor Christopher Milner, previously at regional firm Birketts, has bolstered the firm’s real estate team.
At the same time, Wedlake Bell’s private client group has welcomed two newly qualified lawyers, Andrew McIntyre and Rory Carter, who have qualified from Withers and Wilsons Solicitors, respectively.
Mr Salters has worked in the pensions industry at international law and consultancy firms for over twenty years, including most recently at DWF. His practice encompasses the full range of pensions law advising corporate sponsors and trustees. This includes M&A, restructuring, de-risking and buy-out exercises. Mr Salters also advises trustees on the full range of scheme governance and contentious matters.
Mr Milner specialises in a broad range of commercial property matters. He predominantly works within residential development and regularly acts for national housebuilders, as well as SME housebuilders. Mr Milner also acts for several UK lenders in respect of their secured lending work and re-financing transactions. His focus at Wedlake Bell will be on residential development.
Messrs McIntyre and Carter join as solicitors in Wedlake Bell’s private client group led by partner Camilla Wallace. Mr McIntyre has experience in advising family offices under the proposed deemed domiciled rules which came into effect in August 2016, as well as drafting wills and handling trust matters. Mr Carter has carried out a variety of work across the breadth of private client law, from contentious trusts and probate, through to tax advice and estate management.
Managing partner, Martin Arnold, said: “With the recent relaunch of the Wedlake Bell website, we are thrilled to welcome our new recruits at such an exciting time. We continue to serve our commercial and private clients by organically growing internal talent whilst also recruiting high-calibre staff.
"Michael brings with him over 20 years in the pensions field, Christopher’s development focus will grow the real estate practice, and Andrew and Rory will be invaluable additions to our esteemed private client offering.”
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