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60-Seconds With: Lucinda Brown, Partner, BDB PitmansDate: 05/01/2022 Type: 60 seconds with Community Magazine Interviews ThoughtLeaders 4 Content Topic: Private Client | Trusts | Wills and Estates | Inheritance | Next Generation Wealth | Investment and HNWI’s | Tax |
Q) What is your key area of practice?
A) I deal with trusts and estates disputes of all types, both onshore and offshore.
Q)What are you most going to focus on in the next 12 months?
A) Meeting clients and contacts old and new face-to-face to make up for lost time, as well as developing new recruits into our team at BDB Pitmans in their careers.
Q) What do you see as the biggest upcoming challenge you face as a practitioner?
A) Ensuring a cost-effective delivery of a good outcome for the client as litigation is still prohibitively expensive.
Q) Why did you choose to attend TL4 x ConTrA’s Private Client Summer School and what did you achieve from attending?
A) It was an opportunity to meet my peers from other firms in my hometown (I live in Cambridge). I made some exciting new connections and had many laughs. I also learnt that the Downing College venue was once the subject of an estate dispute.
Q) How did it feel to be back at a physical event?
A) Absolutely brilliant. Life is all about people and connection and that is always best achieved face-to-face.
Q) What was your key takeaway from any one of the sessions at Private Client Summer School over the 2 days?
A) Tax laws will never be simplified.
Q) What would you say to people thinking of attending one of our summer schools in the future?
TA) Take the opportunity to meet new people in a relaxed, enjoyable environment, make new connections and learn a thing or two along the way. Although aimed at the more junior end of the profession it is still an event worth attending for those of us who are a little further on in our careers.
Q) What does the perfect weekend look like?
A) Doing something active outdoors with friends, followed by a meal in a country pub.
Q) What is the one thing you could not live without?
Q) Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party?
A) Lady Hale or Brandon Flowers. I can’t decide between the two. Obviously for entirely different reasons!