Maurice Turnor Gardner promotes three to Counsel and announces a new Head of Immigration

Date: 11 May 2023

Vicente Luckina Bunn

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP has announced the promotion of three senior associates to the position of counsel, including Colin Senez who has also been appointed Head of Immigration at the firm.

Colin Senez, Rebecca Waterhouse and Stuart Smyth

Colin Senez takes on the Head of Immigration role from MTG founding partner Ceris Gardner. Ceris said: ‘Colin is an outstanding immigration lawyer with a fantastic reputation in the industry. I am very pleased to see him stepping into the Head of Immigration role and look forward to continuing to work closely with him as he leads the team.’

Colin has a broad practice, covering both Private Wealth and Immigration. His Private Wealth expertise includes UK and international tax and succession planning, issues and disputes relating to trusts, charities, and complex post-death estate administration (particularly with a cross-border element).

Further Counsel promotions at the firm include Stuart Smyth and Rebecca Waterhouse.

Stuart, who qualified in 2015 and joined MTG in 2016, advises on a wide range of private wealth matters. His expertise includes advising UK-based and international families, entrepreneurs, trustees and family offices on estate planning, cross-border tax and asset holding structures. He also has expertise in private corporate matters such as the reorganisation of established family companies.

Rebecca has a wide range of experience in private wealth matters including tax and estate planning, wills and probate matters, and also advises on the establishment and operation of asset holding structures for a wide range of multi-jurisdictional assets. To compliment her significant Private Wealth practice, Rebecca advises high net worth individuals on the full range of their UK immigration issues.

Head of Private Wealth Fiona Poole commented: ‘Colin, Stuart and Rebecca are all stars in the team at MTG and it’s been a pleasure to see them develop their own first-rate profiles and practices. We’re delighted to see them taking this next step in their careers, and to be working with each of them as they take on the role of counsel.’

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