Richard Woods

I am a Solicitor in the Wealth and Estate Planning Team with commercial and finance experience.

I qualified in 2012 and practised as a commercial solicitor in the City, working predominantly in technology, ecommerce, consumer, and data protection. During that period I spent two years on secondment firstly at a multinational client specialising in digital and supply chain activities, and then as General Counsel to a professional membership organisation incorporated by Royal Charter. Before becoming a solicitor I worked in finance and in financial publishing.

The reason why I moved into private client practice is that, having assisted many hundreds of clients I realised I wanted to work with people on matters that have a direct impact on them, in particular providing guidance and advice concerning sensitive issues. Since making the move, I have not looked back.

I am an Associate Member of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”), having passed both the Administration of Estates and Administration of Trusts papers, and a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society.

Outside of work, I love art (visiting galleries/exhibitions, and collecting it), cooking (I was a keen baker a long time before the Great British Bake Off was aired for the first time!), travelling (I have lived in Singapore and spent extended periods in India and South East Asia), and playing football.

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