The WBW Launceston office recently marked the retirements of James de Ferrars, and Rodney Luxton.

Both James and Rodney are well known in the local agricultural community. Rodney joined predecessor firm Peter Peter & Sons as an office junior in 1977, working subsequently in the cashiers team and then studying for his accounting technician qualification while working. For many years, he has worked on probates and trusts in the private client team. The practice of law has changed enormously over this time, including computerised accounting, fax machines and then email. Rod is planning to learn to play golf in his retirement.

Former partner and consultant James moved from a London practice in the early 1990s, to bring his family up in Cornwall. The children all now independent, James plans to return to study.
The staff had great fun decorating Rod’s office on his last day, and enjoyed lunch with former colleagues, at Eagle House, and discovered Rod’s talent for public speaking.

Rodney Luxton – pictured above 

James de Ferrars – pictured above 

With James and Rodney’s retirement, the Launceston private client team, led by solicitor Emma Davey, has been bolstered by the arrival of Anne Winders, a chartered legal executive, from the Paignton office, and the appointments of Emma Oakley, who joins from a large Plymouth practice, and Caroline Hann who has worked with local and national accountancy firms and brings those skills to the tax and trusts team. Chloe Daw has joined the support team.

WBW managing partner Steve Bulman said “these new appointments are an investment to build strength and depth in our Cornwall private client team, and give us a base to widen our services in North Cornwall.”