We are delighted to announce that Withers' Consultant Judith Ingham was awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's STEP Private Client Awards.
The Judges said: 'Our Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Judith Ingham, who is held in huge respect by everyone who knows her. Judith takes the time for everyone and has shown kindness and wisdom as well as patience throughout her outstanding career. When we want to identify a legacy, a real contributor to society, we cannot look to the individual. Instead, we must look at the people Judith touched. It is for this reason that our winner stands out. The industry will certainly be poorer on her retirement.'
Judith is a hugely experienced tax, trust and estate planning lawyer. She joined Withers in 1991, becoming a partner in 1993 and remaining one until her retirement from full-time work in 2019. She continues as a consultant now. In 2009, Judith moved to Withers' office in Geneva and in 2011 she moved to head the office in Zurich, before returning to the UK in 2015.
Christopher Groves, partner in Withers' Private Client and Tax team, commented: 'Judith has guided the Withers Private Client and Tax department over the years, setting the standard for the team and embodying the spirit of what it means to be a private client lawyer at Withers. She has been a constant source of advice and support for many of our lawyers (and others now at other firms) throughout their careers.'