Gordon Dadds expands Private Client Department with new appointment of dual qualified Associate
17 Jan, 2014
Gordon Dadds LLP, the leading independent law firm in Mayfair, has appointed Associate Anna Coakes to join its growing Private Client Department, headed by Senior Partner, Roger Peters, to enhance the breadth of services already on offer.
Anna brings a wealth of experience to the Mayfair law firm, which is historically known for its private client and family work, and will be advising clients on inheritance tax planning and drafting wills as well as the administration of estates, and trusts.
Anna qualified as a lawyer in New South Wales, Australia, in 2003. She subsequently worked in a large city practice, dealing with all areas of Wills, probate, contentious estates and family law before moving to London and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2006.
Anna has worked as a solicitor for more than 10 years and brings in-depth knowledge of handling contentious probate matters and dealing with the administration of trusts to the law firm. Prior to her appointment at Gordon Dadds, the private client specialist worked at Rochman Landau LLP before joining Moon Beever in January 2011.
Outside of the office, Anna enjoys a decent cup of coffee in the sunshine. She is frequently to be found cycling in Richmond Park.
Adrian Biles, Managing Partner at Gordon Dadds, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anna on-board and look forward to working with her. This is an exciting time for the firm as we are expanding and evolving at a rapid pace.”
He added: “As Anna is qualified as a lawyer in Australia, England and Wales, she is extremely well placed to advise clients when an Australian element arises.”
Anna Coakes, Associate at Gordon Dadds, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Private Client Department. I joined the firm because of its key focus on private client work and my new role offers the opportunity to work within an established and growing practice.”