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60-second interview: James Ward

As he joins Seddons, James Ward wants to make private client services a core offering, he tells Jennifer Palmer-Violet

21 February 2014

What immediate and long-term priorities do you face in your new role?

Seddons has an excellent reputation as a property firm. My immediate aim is to make sure our clients and external referrers are aware that we also offer a wide range of private client services for high net worth clients from the UK and abroad. In the long term, I want to see the private client practice grow and become a more integral part of the firm.

What are your clients talking to you about at the moment?

I work closely with our family law department, who regularly advise clients on prenups and no-nups (co-habitation agreements). I have seen far more interest from young couples also wanting to protect their asset...

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