Freeths announce senior hire to support growth across West Midlands

National law firm Freeths has strengthened its tax offering with the appointment of Partner Stephen Jones in Birmingham.

Having almost 30 years’ experience, Stephen, who joins from DLA Piper, advises on all tax aspects of property and corporate acquisitions and disposals, including development, investment, joint ventures, corporate mergers, demergers, group reorganisations and reconstructions, private equity transactions and international deals, both in the UK and internationally.

Stephen acts for high-profile clients including public sector bodies, educational institutions, charities, developers and property investors as well as listed and private companies and owner-managed businesses.

At Freeths, Stephen will support the national corporate and real estate teams and continue to grow the practice across the West Midlands.

Commenting on Stephen’s appointment, Richard Beverley, Managing Partner of Freeths Birmingham, said: “Having been in the city for over 10 years, we continue to look for and attract the best regional talent at Freeths Birmingham.

“Stephen’s appointment is consistent with our approach to all our specialist areas enabling us to offer high-quality advice at a sensible price. We look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Bob Neal, Partner and Head of Taxation at Freeths, added: “Stephen brings with him a wealth of experience to our highly reputable practice. With his valuable sector and international capabilities alongside his stellar technical tax skills, we’re confident the Freeths team will further bolster both its regional and national offering throughout 2024 as we continue our strategic growth.”

On his appointment, Stephen Jones said: “Freeths is well known for its strong tax department across the UK and I’m looking forward to continuing the team’s dedication in expanding the practice across Birmingham and the wider midlands region.”