Fo­rum suc­cess, but still room for more

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

A NET­WORK­ING and break­fast fo­rum for lawyers, hosted by a lead­ing ac­coun­tancy firm, has grown since last year by a third, with at least half of the au­di­ence new faces.

Part­ners and staff at top 20 ac­coun­tancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy’s Amer­sham of­fice, reg­u­larly hold WK Law sem­i­nars which are aimed at lawyers look­ing to ex­pand their knowl­edge in ac­count­in­gre­lated mat­ters.

The event held on the morn­ing of March 22 was the fourth to be held at the Bed­ford Arms Ho­tel in Che­nies.

There were two speak­ers, Tim Coller­ton, who is a part­ner, and Colin Fletcher, se­nior fi­nan­cial plan­ner at Wilkins Kennedy’s fi­nan­cial plan­ning arm.

Mr Coller­ton ad­dressed the room with a brief talk on re­cent up­dates to in­her­i­tance tax, par­tic­u­larly the in­tro­duc­tion of the res­i­dence nil rate band, changes to rules for non- domi­ciled in­di­vid­u­als and tax plan­ning in re­la­tion to trusts.

He was then fol­lowed by Mr Fletcher who pre­sented a topic on pen­sions, re­cent up­dates and forth­com­ing changes, as well as ef­fec­tive year-end tax plan­ning.

David Cary, part­ner and event host, said: “We were pleased to wel­come a room full of peo­ple for our lat­est WK Law event, which has been our best yet in terms of num­bers and on pos­i­tive feed­back given by the guests.

“Around half of our guests were at­tend­ing for the first time, but the other half were re­turn­ing net­work­ers who have been com­ing to our WK Law events from the be­gin­ning.

“Over­all, we have im­proved on num­bers by around a third since mov­ing to our new venue in March 2015 – but there is still room for plenty more.

“We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you to our next event in June 2016.”

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