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30 May 2023

Melissa Solly and Benedict Jennings become Partners

The Management Board are pleased to announce the promotion of Melissa Solly and Benedict Jennings to Partners in the Private Client team at Payne Hicks Beach.

Both Jennings and Solly are Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors, and between them they provide accounting and tax advisory services to clients including high net worth individuals as well as onshore and offshore Trustees. Jennings joined Payne Hicks Beach in October 2019 followed by Solly in February 2020 and both quickly established themselves as critical to the Private Client team.

“Melissa and Benedict are both outstanding in their specialist fields and their technical expertise has brought an added dimension and a different perspective to our already very strong offering to Private Clients” comments Robert Brodrick, Chair of  Payne Hicks Beach.  “We are delighted to see them both make Partner.”

Melissa Solly, Partner Payne Hicks Beach comments:

“I am delighted to be joining the partnership and to be one of the first Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors to do so. It is a privilege to work alongside the private client team and uniquely meet clients’ legal, tax and accounting needs under one roof.  I look forward to growing and further strengthening our tax and trust offering in this new role with the support of our superb team.”

Benedict Jennings, Partner Payne Hicks Beach adds:

“I am honoured to be asked to join the Partnership at Payne Hicks Beach. The chance to work alongside such talented and highly regarded partners who are leaders in their field was what attracted me to the firm initially and I am thrilled to be counted amongst their ranks. I look forward to my role in maintaining and building on the success and stellar reputation of the firm, generated over the past 250 years in our wonderful location in Lincoln’s Inn.”

Melissa Solly and Benedict Jennings will be Partners effective from 1st June 2023.