Jeffrey CohenLondon and Surrey award-winning full service law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett have announced the appointment of Jeffrey Cohen as the new head of the Private Client department in the London Office.

Joining from Davenport Lyons, Jeffrey is a highly experienced private client lawyer and focuses on all aspects of private client law, wealth management, tax and trust law including estate and inheritance tax planning. He is also experienced in drafting wills, probate administration, establishment and running of trusts including charity trust foundations, court of protection work, powers of attorney and offshore tax planning.

In 2013, Jeffrey was recommended in the Legal 500 directory of legal services providers. In it he “is recommended for his experience in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.”

Graduating from Kings College London in 1983 with an Honours degree in Law, Jeffrey completed a Masters Degree from Jew’s College, London University in 1989. He trained at Gershon Young Finer & Green (now Finers Stephen Innocent), qualifying in 1986.

Jeffrey was made a partner at Gershon Young Finer & Green, before moving to Davenport Lyons as a partner in 2001.

Jeffrey is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is often asked to speak on trusts and tax planning. He is also a qualified Rabbi and takes a leading role in The Federation of Synagogues.

Nigel Rowley, managing partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett, said: “Jeffrey is an experienced and highly regarded private client lawyer, so we are delighted to welcome him to the firm.

“Jeffrey’s appointment will bring added expertise to our Private Client department which is going from strength to strength and shows our commitment to continually develop the firm.”