Barclays appoints Richard McGregor to the Court of Protection team

26 Feb 2013 12:20 GMT

Barclays today announces the appointment of a new experienced hire to the Court of Protection team within its Wealth and Investment Management division.

The Court of Protection team specialise in dealing with individuals and their families who have been impacted by major injury, and also in working with their legal representatives both during the litigation process and when acting as professional deputy and trustee.

Richard McGregor, a Chartered Financial Planner, joins Barclays from Towry, where for the last five years he was responsible for the personal injury and clinical negligence offering for the London and South East region. Richard has also worked closely with a number of charities in the sector, such as Action against Medical Accidents, the Child Brain Injury Trust and Headway, and intends to continue this work at Barclays.

Sasha Wiggins, National Head of Court of Protection at Barclays, commented:

“As a leading UK wealth manager, we are making great strides in the Court of Protection space where we believe we have a truly stand-out capability. With Barclays being one of the largest managers of assets in this sector, there is a tremendous opportunity to develop the proposition further and to deliver an exceptional service to clients. Richard’s experience and impressive track record in this specialist area make him an outstanding addition to the team.”

Barclays is very well respected by the legal community in this sector and currently looks after client assets in the region of £600million. The team specialise solely in this work and provide bespoke investment management services which are specifically tailored for the needs of vulnerable people.

ENDS


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