Burges Salmon appoints new Private Client Services Head of Department

Date: 16 May 2023

Vicente Luckina Bunn

Firm announces that Jim Aveline has been appointed as its new Head of Department for Private Client Services.

Jim Aveline

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Jim Aveline as the new Head of its Private Client Services department.

Jim, who will be taking over the role from John Barnett, specialises in tax, trusts and estate planning, and also heads the firm’s Family Business team.  Jim’s practice reflects the broad range of clients the firm’s Private Client Services department acts for whether UK or offshore, entrepreneurs, landed and farming clients, trustees, family businesses and family offices, all needing advice on how families should hold and protect their assets and pass them down to the next generation.  Jim founded and ran a number of start-up businesses before he trained at the firm 20 years ago.

John Barnett will continue in his role as a key partner for the firm’s Private Client Services department, with a focus on providing clients with advice in relation to international and tax matters.

Jim says: “It is a great privilege for me to be appointed as the new Head of the firm’s Private Client Services department.  Under John’s leadership over the past seven years, the department has made fantastic progress, both in terms of building our impressive roster of clients and also enhancing our profile in the market, and I’m excited to be taking on this important role to continue that positive growth.”

Roger Bull, Burges Salmon’s Managing Partner, says: “During his tenure in leading this team, John has overseen significant growth of the department and also boosted its reputation to new heights.  I wish Jim all the very best in continuing these successes over the coming years and I thank John for his dedication and leadership.”

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