Fiona Hinchey, an Associate in Bond Dickinson’s Private Wealth team and based in the firm’s Leeds office, has been named as one of eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 – the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners.
Fiona qualified as a solicitor in the Private Wealth team in September 2013 and was promoted to Associate earlier this year. She is currently building up her reputation as a trust and estates specialist. Fiona advises clients with substantial assets on using appropriate structures to pass wealth down to the generations in a tax efficient and controlled manner. She has a particular focus on acting for business owners.
The Top 35 Under 35 is designed to identify, recognise, introduce and promote the rising stars of the private client professions. It also provides an opportunity for the top 35 men and 35 women to meet each other throughout the next 12 months through small events.
The process began with an open call for nominations from the UK and the Crown Dependencies for young and upcoming stars within the private client advisory professions, be they lawyers, accountants, trustees or any other professional intermediary.
Commenting on her accolade Fiona said: “I am thrilled to be named one of the Top 35 Under 35. Working in Bond Dickinson’s extensive private wealth team provides fantastic opportunities for me to develop and work closely with our private clients. The firm is tightly focused on putting clients at the heart of all we do and really providing them with an outstanding experience.”
David Dale, Partner and Head of Wealth at Bond Dickinson said: “I am delighted that Fiona has been recognised for her talent and expertise by eprivateclient. Her dedication and commitment is testament to her achieving this accolade.”
It has been a strong year for Bond Dickinson’s private wealth team. Earlier this year the firm was once again recognised as one of the top law firms in England for supporting private clients according to the annual eprivateclient survey. The survey of over 140 firms recognises those providing the highest quality, professional advice and support to private clients in tumultuous times.
Bond Dickinson ranked top tier in their specialist fields of Agriculture, Charities, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate and Contentious Trusts in legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 last autumn. The team also won Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards and partner Alexander Dickinson was shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year.