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Two new partners at Maurice Turnor Gardner

We are delighted to announce two partner promotions, Ed Powles and Corinne Staves.

Both trained at Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy and were part of the team that demerged in 2009 to become MTG LLP. The highly rated business' five year anniversary is marked by almost doubling the partner numbers since inception and successful profit growth year on year and it is moving to new offices from 1 March.

Clare Maurice, Senior partner and one of the founding partners said: "It's hard to believe it has been five years since we launched our business in the middle of a market downturn. I'm incredibly proud of my colleagues who have made this such a success. And I'm extremely pleased to be able to acknowledge Ed and Corinne's considerable contributions to our business by welcoming them to the partnership."

Ed Powles advises on a range of private client and commercial trusts work. He works with financial institutions, private clients, family offices, trustees and beneficiaries on complex UK and international trust law issues, personal taxation, and estate planning. He also advises charity trustees, those who transact with charities and donors on charity law and philanthropy, including the creation of charities.  Powles obtained his MA and LLM from Cambridge University. He has featured in Citywealth’s Leaders List for many years, was awarded a "Top 35 under 35" award by Private Client Practitioner in 2009, and was shortlisted for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' "Young Practitioner of the Year" award in 2013. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Charity Law Association. He is a co-editor of the Trust Quarterly Review.

Corinne Staves advises on UK and international estate planning and is widely recognised for her experience of advising on partnerships and LLPs. In September 2013, she was named again as one of one of Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 Under 35 and was shortlisted for Associate of the Year at the British Legal Awards in autumn 2012.  Staves received her BA (Hons) Law with French from Newcastle University and is a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners and has served on its committee since 2012.  She is also Deputy Chair and a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP), City of London.

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