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Catherine Desmond


Catherine is Head of Private Client Services and Landed Estates based in Ashbourne, yet also operates within our Derbyshire offices. Her work chiefly consists of assisting Private Clients, namely landed estates and those operating in the agricultural sector.

At the core of Catherine’s approach to her work is a desire to place the needs of clients at the forefront of everything she does, offering a holistic approach to planning and advice.

With over 20 years’ experience in her field, Catherine oversees a broad client base that consists of large, landed estates, family businesses, professional partnerships, sportspeople, and independently wealthy individuals. She has also gained particular expertise within the fields of property taxes, succession planning, and capital taxes for a range of diverse businesses. At conferences about different areas of taxation and budget updates – in addition to others – Catherine has been a successful guest speaker and has contributed to numerous external publications regarding agriculture and farming.