Gathering at the Cavalry & Guards Club in London, James Brown & Sam Hall of Hall Brown Solicitors and Clarion Solicitors picked up the first ever Behavioural Wealth Awards.

The venue of the Behavioural Wealth Awards saw a number of esteemed guests attend including Rupert Phelps, head of family office services at Smith and Williamson, the Earl of Balfour, Lord Monson, James Anderson of PAM, Sir Michael Craig-Cooper, Guy Paterson of Stanhope, Spear’s editor-at-large William Cash. Melissa Lesson of Mishcon de Reya, William Begley of Charles Russell Speechlys, Robert Brodrick of Payne Hicks Beach Solicitors, Charles Cochrane, Sarah Cormack of Mills & Reeve, Henry Dallas, Simon Davenport QC, Clare Maurice of Maurice Turnor Gardner, Dr Nigel Meir, founder of Tibberton Capital, Patricia Milner from Withers, Paul Stibbard, vice chairman of Rothschild Trust and many others.

Paul Flynn, CEO of Addcounsel spoke ahead of the awards on why it is important to recognise the work being carried out in the areas of mental health:

With one in four British workers now reporting mental health issues, it’s a timely moment to recognise some of the pioneering work that is being done to raise mental health within the high pressure world of the UK’s legal, private client and banking worlds.

As well as valued discussion and networking, there were two awards to recognise exceptional efforts in the areas of Mental Health: The Mental Heal Philanthropy Award and the Mental Health Champion Award.

The Mental Health Philanthropy Award was awarded to a firm who has helped to improve public and family services in the areas of mental and behavioural health, often against a backdrop of reduced public sector funding. This was won by James Brown and Sam Hall of Manchester-based Hall Brown Solicitors. The firm was recognised for their philanthropy in backing and supporting the rollout of Family Drug And Alcohol Courts (of which there are now 13 in England and Northern Ireland).

The second award, the Addcounsel Mental Health Champion Award, recognised initiatives in the financial, legal and private client advisory world to improve mental health within their sectors. This was awarded to Clarion Solicitors and collected by Clare King.

A detailed review of the evening can be found on the Spears website here. The 2020 awards will take place on May 11th and if you would like to find out more please contact Paul Flynn.

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