The week on eprivateclient: EY, Farrer & Co, Frank Hirth and more....

11/08/2017 Will Sidery

A look at the top stories on eprivateclient this week…


US and UK tax specialists, Frank Hirth, hires Alex Jones who joins as a personal tax director and will sit on the company board. Mr Jones is a US and UK personal tax advisor and has 30 years’ experience providing complex planning and assistance to high net worth individuals. He returns to Frank Hirth after an absence of 16 years, the last ten of which as one of the leaders of Deloitte’s US/UK high net worth practice in the UK


Big 4 advisory firm EY establishes a new dedicated group - tax technology and transformation - made up of more than 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals in member firms across the globe


2017 eprivateclient Top Law Firm Farrer & Co appoints former PAM Awards judge Simon Rees as family office services director. Mr Rees was one of the founding principals at boutique law firm New Quadrant Partners, looking after the firm’s trust management services, before becoming, most recently, head of UK fiduciary at Kleinwort Hambros

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his wife Daria Zhukova are to separate after 10 years together in what UK family law specialists say could be one of the world’s costliest divorces


A woman who was refused a divorce by the Court of Appeal in England is granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. Tini Owens described her marriage as ‘loveless’ and had had an affair but her husband Hugh has refused to grant her a divorce 

Regional UK law firms DMH Stallard and Rawlison Butler announce plans to merge. Sussex-based Rawlison Butler currently employs 65 people across two offices in Crawley and Horsham. The merger will bring the number of partners at DMH Stallard to over 70 and create an overall team strength of nearly 350


Trust industry veteran Joe Donohoe leaves Zedra Trust Company in Jersey, where he was a trust director, after less than a year. eprivateclient understands that Mr Donohoe will rejoin investment consulting firm Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) as a director on 1 September 2017

Today is the final chance to nominate for this year’s eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 - the definitive list of the rising stars in the private client sector in the UK and UK offshore

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