Howes Percival has promoted Lindsey Atterbury to partner.

Lindsey, who only joined the firm a year ago, has helped to significantly expand the private client offering in Leicester. The team deals with high-net-worth individuals and business owners and their families looking for succession plans and inheritance tax planning, as well as providing a wills and probate service.

Lindsey has over 20 years’ experience in private client law and is also a specialist in the administration of estates, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection cases, including related taxation issues.

She is also a specialist in the formation and administration of trusts (including charitable trusts).

Jane Cowley (pictured, right), partner and head of family and private client group at Howes Percival said: ‘Lindsey’s promotion is well deserved and I am delighted to welcome her to the partnership. She is well respected in the region and her reputation for good, practical advice, coupled with her great client manner have helped us to grow and develop our private client business.

‘Family and private client work - wealth management, family inheritance and succession planning - in particular, is very much a growth area for Howes Percival. A growing number of people these days have inherited wealth or increasingly complex family arrangements, and wish to protect their assets.

‘In addition, contentious probate is becoming more common and we are acting on a number of matters currently for disappointed beneficiaries.

‘We are looking to further expand the private client team later this year by bringing in more talented and experienced professionals. Our offering is based on having the most respected lawyers and giving clients direct access to those key individuals to advise them on their overall situation.’