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Brown Shipley appoints Robert Farnworth as Client Director in the Court of Protection & Personal Injury team

Date: 09.08.2019
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Brown Shipley, experts in wealth planning, investment management and lending, is pleased to announce that Robert Farnworth has been appointed as Client Director in the Court of Protection & Personal Injury specialist team.

Robert, an experienced Financial Planner and Relationship Manager with a career lasting more than 10 years, will be based in Brown Shipley’s Manchester office and will report to Richard McGregor, National Head of Court of Protection and Personal Injury.  Robert will work within the well-established Court of Protection and Personal Injury team, strengthening this area of specialism to service and grow the national client base.

Robert joins Brown Shipley with prior experience from Tilney, Towry and Frenkel Topping. In these roles, he was a Financial Planner and Relationship Manager, specifically working with serious injury litigators pre-settlement, and Court of Protection deputies post-settlement. As a qualified Wealth Manager, Robert has a wealth of experience acting as expert witness to the court, advising on periodical payment suitability, personal Injury trusts, minor trusts and pension losses. As well as this, he regularly conducted APIL and Law Society CPD accredited training nationwide for various professional groups, ensuring he will be a valuable addition to the team. With a passion for his specialism, Robert is a long-standing volunteer at Headway and regional fundraiser for the Child Brain Injury Trust.

Commenting on the appointment, Richard McGregor, National Head of Court of Protection and Personal Injury at Brown Shipley, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Robert to Brown Shipley, his experience in this complex sector will be key as we continue to expand our Court of Protection proposition in the North and across the UK.

Robert Farnworth added: “Brown Shipley has an excellent reputation for providing integrated wealth management services and investment management services. I’m excited to be joining such a reputable business with a passion to grow its bespoke specialist services such as Court of Protection so we can best meet client needs.”

The new appointment is the latest in a series of strategic senior hires following the appointment of David Scammell as Fixed Income & Macro Strategist, Amish Patel as Senior Equity Analyst and Gerry Maguire as Lending Client Director.

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