Global law firm Ince Group has launched a UK-based, international wealth planning division beneath the recently-hired trust and estate expert Nick Rucker.
Rucker, who joined in January as partner and global head of private wealth following six years as head of tax and trusts at Irwin Mitchell, will head a team of 80 lawyers, tax specialists, financial planners and wealth managers.
The launch comes as the group closes in on the acquisition of Midlands private client stockbroker and corporate adviser Arden Partners.
Ince chief executive Adrian Biles said: ‘Launching Ince’s private wealth offering is a natural progression to formally bring together many of the legal, consultancy and financial advisory services that we are already providing to our clients.
‘This move further strengthens Ince’s position as a fully integrated legal and professional services company and demonstrates our growth plans in complementary areas as part of this.’
Arden’s board last month approved the £10m takeover of the historic Stratford-Upon-Avon business.
Ince Group was founded in 2018 via the merger of shipping, insurance, energy and aviation firm Ince & Co with Mayfair private client law firm Gordon Dadds.
The business, which used Arden as a broker, was forced to suspend its AIM listing in October after Arden withdrew from its contract due to the takeover. Trading resumed today following the appointment of Allenby Capital Limited late last week.