Spotlight on Rick Bunch

Rick is an Associate in our Tax, Trusts and Estates department and is based at our Alderley Edge office. He specialises in advising local high net worth individuals and families in relation to their complex tax and trusts affairs. One of Rick’s most satisfying tax cases was when he successfully negotiated with the Revenue for a proportion of the main home of a famous artist to qualify for inheritance tax relief.

What is the one piece of advice you would give to businesses?

Invest in and inspire good people, then they will drive your business forward.

If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, from history or fiction, who would they be and why?

First on my list would be Alan Turing, the most famous resident of my native Wilmslow. He had great success yet was later shamefully persecuted. I’d also invite Samuel Greg as I enjoy visiting Styal Mill with my kids and it’s one of my favourite local places.

To add some academia I’d invite Emile Durkheim who proved social facts effect individual behaviours. I really enjoyed sociology at school which led to me study criminology at university where my journey to a career in law started. Brian Cox would be another friendly and interesting guest if his documentaries are anything to go by.

Finally, I’d invite Gordon Ramsey as we’d need a top chef to do the cooking. He’d add some humour (but hopefully not bad language!) to the party and I’d gain a few tips as I’ve always enjoyed cooking.

What song best describes your work ethic?

‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ as legal issues are best approached in a clear and positive way.

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