Bury St Edmunds law firm Atkins Thomson has taken on solicitor Nigel George to lead its private client department.
As part of the move it has acquired the legal practice of George and Co.
Nigel ran George and Co, for 14 years and has experience in wills, inheritance tax, powers of attorney and probate matters.
He recently qualified as a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners and is one of the few solicitors in the town to hold this qualification.
He has also specialised in legal issues which arise from conditions affecting people as they age, such as dementia.