Owen qualified as a solicitor into the Private Wealth Department in September 2014.
He trained at BDB and completed training seats in the Corporate and Commercial, Real Estate and Litigation departments as well as Private Wealth. Before starting his training contract Owen worked as a paralegal in BDB’s Government and Infrastructure department for eight months so has had a good exposure to the breadth of the firm’s work.
Before coming to a career in law, Owen worked for eight years at the Jockey Club and British Horseracing Authority as a Communications Officer. He then studied for the GDL at Keele University and the LPC at the College of Law in London. At undergraduate level he read History at Cambridge.
Owen works primarily with UK domiciled clients (many of whom have some international element to their affairs) and assists on the core areas of Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, Inheritance Tax planning and the administration of estates. An increasing part of his practice is dealing with the trust aspects of landed estates.
He has a strong interest in and continued involvement with the bloodstock and horse racing industry, remaining up to date with the sport’s issues through his family’s involvement, contacts, and by attending race meetings and other industry events. His knowledge of this area and familiarity with its terminology is frequently relied upon by colleagues who come across these issues in practice, such as the sale or purchase of a stud farm or probates where the deceased owned racehorses.