Promotion for GL Law private client associate named as ‘one to watch’ in prestigious legal guide

August 1, 2022

Bristol law firm GL Law has promoted Ben Coulson to associate director in recognition of his dedication to clients and commitment to delivering innovative legal services.

With more than 10 years’ experience in private client law, Ben, pictured, specialises in the full range of services including the administration of estates, advising on inheritance tax, Will planning, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. 

He acts for a diverse range of clients from private individuals with relatively straightforward affairs through to high net worth individuals with more complex needs.

He thrives on the technically challenging, unusual and interesting cases and creates innovative solutions to tricky problems.

Ben, who joined GL Law as a senior associate from the Cardiff office of national law firm Blake Morgan a year ago, is a full member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and was recently named as an ‘associate to watch’ in the 2021/22 Chambers High Net Worth Guide, the prestigious annual legal guide that recognises commitment to clients.

Ben said: “GL Law have a great reputation and I am delighted to be working with such a vibrant and progressive team.

“I am looking forward to our exciting next chapter and to being part of a team that is growing, strengthening and increasing our expertise in private client work.”

GL Law head of the private client and long-term care team Heledd Wyn added: “I am delighted that Ben has been promoted to associate director.

“Since joining the private client team, Ben has proved to be an excellent team player and has brought with him a wealth of expertise.  Ben has very quickly become a valued colleague.”

GL Law, one of the UK’s oldest surviving legal practices, announced in May it is merging with national firm Shakespeare Martineau.

Under the deal, GL Law’s Queen Square headquarters will become Shakespeare Martineau first office in the South West and 11th across the UK while GL Law’s London base will be closed and staff relocated to Shakespeare Martineau office in the capital.

GL Law, which rebranded from its original name of Gregg Latchams just under two years ago, will operate under the Shakespeare Martineau brand.

The move adds more than £4.5m to Shakespeare Martineau’s turnover and 60-plus people to its workforce. The firm said no redundancies were planned.


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