Moore Barlow expands with appointment of new Private Wealth partner

Top 100 UK law firm, Moore Barlow announced the appointment of Naomi Wilkes as Partner in the firm’s Private Wealth team. Based in Southampton, her addition to the team further strengthens the firm’s offering in this area.

Naomi is an experienced Private Client solicitor who provides specialised advice to individuals and families on issues such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Tax Planning including Inheritance Tax advice and the use of Trusts. She is qualified by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She joins Moore Barlow from Wiltshire firm Parker Bullen, where she was partner and Head of Department, dealing with all aspects of Private Client work including Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.

Between 2009 and 2013, Naomi worked in-house as a Product Law Specialist at Skandia International (now Quilter International), providing support for companies within their wealth management division on private client matters including International Tax, Trusts and Inheritance Tax. She also previously worked as part of the Tax and Trusts team at Moore Blatch.

Moore Barlow’s 40 strong Private Wealth team is headed by Partner Tim Adams, and its wide-ranging expertise covers tax, wealth management and estate planning issues. They regularly working alongside the firm’s established Family, Residential Property, Rural Services and Contentious Trusts and Estates teams.

We are pleased to welcome Naomi to our highly skilled Private Wealth team, which is now one of the largest private client advisory teams in the South East. She has a fantastic reputation and her arrival further demonstrates our commitment to maintaining our standing as a leading a firm for families and individuals across Hampshire, Surrey and London.

Tim Adams, partner at Moore Barlow

This is an incredibly exciting time for Moore Barlow, and I am delighted to become a part of its growing and ambitious Private Wealth team. With an excellent and established reputation, this move offers me a great platform to expand my practice further.

Naomi Wilkes

Naomi’s hire follows the recent appointment of five new female partners, and official launch of the newly merged Moore Barlow in May 2020. The combination created a new regional powerhouse firm with a significant geographic footprint across the South East, serving clients across the UK and internationally. The firm boasts some of the largest and most comprehensive teams of legal advisors in areas such as private client, personal injury, clinical negligence and property.