Legal and professional services business Knights has appointed private wealth industry expert Nick Rucker to lead its Private Wealth team.

Nick has more than 25 years’ experience in professional and financial services and is a private capital expert.

He joins as Client Services Director and will lead Knights’ Private Wealth team – bringing colleagues from across the business together.

The team have a reputation for excellence in family law, residential property and landed estates, wealth advisory, alongside expert tax specialists.

Nick brings experience of launching an integrated Private Wealth offering at listed law firm Ince, and more than six years as head of tax and trusts at Irwin Mitchell.

Nick Rucker, Client Services Director at Knights, said:

“I am delighted to be joining Knights to lead its impressive and growing Private Wealth team.

“Knights has a stated aim of building its Private Wealth capabilities within a professional services framework and delivering the very best in multi-disciplinary and multi-regulated services to its private and business clients.

“I am very happy to be joining a business that shares my own vision for Private Wealth and with the financial and commercial capability to make that vision a reality.” 

Knights’ chief executive, David Beech, said:

“Our vision is to build the UK’s leading legal and professional services business outside London.

“We’ve made great progress over the last decade – forging a solid reputation as a premium service provider across the UK.

“Nick’s experience will help Knights to build a unique Private Wealth offer in key markets across the country – and he will bring together one team for Knights’ clients seeking advice, expertise and trustworthy, long-standing relationships when it comes to their wealth.”