A new associate has joined leading national law firm Irwin Mitchell’s Reading tax, trusts and estates team.
Alistair Robertson-Gopffarth joins from Moore Barlow’s Lymington office as an associate, with five years of experience as a solicitor having been in the Royal Navy for twenty years. He specialists in wills, trust and estate planning, and tax advice; often acting for individuals and estates with assets located in multiple jurisdictions.
Having recently qualified as a notary public as well as speaking fluent German and a working knowledge of Dutch, Alistair is well-placed on advising international clients. Alistair is also a chartered tax adviser, bringing a broad range of skills to the Reading team.
The firm’s Reading office is its newest location, having been established in July 2019. The team, headed by partner Sarah Phillips, now has a headcount of six qualified solicitors, all part of the national tax, trusts and estates team.
Phillips, regional managing partner of the Reading and Newbury offices at Irwin Mitchell said: “We’re all very excited that Alistair has joined the team after what has undoubtedly been a trying year for everyone. Alistair’s varied expertise in the wills and probate field, plus his public notary qualification, will be a brilliant asset to our growing team which has gone from strength to strength since we established our Reading office almost two years ago.
“Alistair will also work closely with the wider national tax, trusts and estates team here at Irwin Mitchell so that we can best support our clients here in the Thames Valley region and internationally as well. We’re all looking forward to seeing Alistair’s talents at work for our clients – and hopefully a face-to-face meeting as well this year!”
The national tax, trusts and estates team recently won Private Client Legal Team of the Year at the 2020 STEP Private Client Awards, which took place in December.