Hewitsons has expanded its private client group with the appointment of Bernadette O’Reilly as a new partner, bringing further senior London expertise to the firm.She joins Hewitsons’ Cambridge office from London firm, SJ Berwin, where she was a senior associate, advising on trusts, tax, charities, probate and succession planning issues for UK and international clients.
With over 20 years experience, O’Reilly started her career at Lawrence Graham in 1991 and then in 1993 joined Speechly Bircham as a Private Client Solicitor.
In 1995 she moved to Mishcon de Reya as a senior assistant, before joining Anderson Legal in 1997 as a senior manager. She joined SJ Berwin in 2004.
O’Reilly said: “Hewitsons is a well established and respected law firm with an excellent reputation in the region. I am looking forward to joining the team and to the new and exciting opportunities this will bring.”
John Dix, managing partner at Hewitsons, said: “We are delighted to welcome Bernadette to the firm. She brings with her a wealth of senior expertise that will further complement our already strong private client team.”
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Hewitsons’ new recruit, Bernadette O’Reilly