Mills & Reeve expands private client team with partner hire

Leading national law firm Mills & Reeve has recruited Christopher Noel as a partner to boost its Manchester private client team.

Christopher has joined from DWF where he was head of the private capital team in Manchester. He advises ultra and high net worth individuals (U/HNW), family trusts, business owners, entrepreneurs, charities, trust companies and banks. He also has expertise in advising on domicile and residence issues and offshore trusts.  

Christopher’s appointment will strengthen the team’s private client practice and capitalise on the growing opportunities in the North West market with a focus on boosting its U/HNW client base and developing corporate relationships with the private wealth and private equity markets as well as with onshore and offshore trust company clients. 

Deborah Clark, partner and private client lawyer at Mills & Reeve, said “I am delighted to welcome Christopher to the team to further enhance our position as a leading private client team in Manchester. Christopher has an excellent reputation in the market and his experience of advising business owners and entrepreneurs, and working closely with corporate colleagues, will further develop our mid-market and family-owned business clients. His experience on international matters will also strengthen our offering in that increasingly important area.”  

Chris Ross, head of the Manchester office, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Christopher to the Manchester office where he’ll play a pivotal role in further growing our private client practice.” 

Christopher Noel added: “Mills & Reeve has an incredibly strong and well-regarded private client practice across the UK. I am absolutely delighted to be joining such a friendly and fantastic team and to become part of the growing Manchester office.” 

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