Withers has taken on tax and wealth planning partner Hannah Wailoo in its London office. Hannah joins the firm from Trowers & Hamlins.

Hannah specialises in succession and personal tax planning for domestic and international individuals, families, trustees and family offices. A large proportion of Hannah's client base lives or has interests in the Middle East.

Christopher Groves, co-head of Withers' Private Client and Tax team in the UK, comments: "Hannah is an excellent addition to our London team of over 100 expert private client advisors, and her experience in the Middle East market is extremely valuable. High net worth investors in the region have a strong appetite for UK real estate and with Hannah's skills backed by the rest of our team's expertise, we can offer a top-class service for investment and acquisitions."

Hannah adds: "I am excited to bring my practice to Withers, working with colleagues across the firm's international network to expand the services I can offer my clients and help them reach their objectives."