International legal firm Womble Bond Dickinson has announced the appointment as a partner of Richard Pike, in the Private Client team in Edinburgh, as part of a promotions round across the firm's UK offices.

Mr Pike advises individuals and corporate clients, UK and international, on a range of private client issues, particularly disputes about trusts, inheritance and tax.

In all, the firm has made 31 UK promotions, including seven partners, four legal directors and 20 associates.

Neil Long, private client partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, commented: "Whilst COVID-19 has made geography less of a concern for many of our clients, the team's presence across more parts of the UK is indicative of the growing demand we have seen for advice in this field and the excellent service that our team provides to our clients."