Frenkel Topping Group welcomes Zoe Holland to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Salford –  Frenkel Topping Group plc (LON: FEN), the specialist independent financial advisor and asset manager focused on asset protection for vulnerable clients, today announced the appointment of Zoe Holland to its Board as a Non-executive Director with immediate effect.

“The Board is delighted to welcome Zoe to the Group, she brings a wealth of relevant legal and business experience and we look forward to working with her as we continue to execute our growth strategy and consolidation of the PI and Clinical Negligence marketplace.” said CEO, Richard Fraser.

About Zoe Holland

Zoe Holland has over 25 years’ legal and business experience and is currently managing director of ZebraLC, a multi-award-winning adviser to the UK legal sector, having founded the business in 2012. Mrs. Holland is recognized as a trusted advisor to law firms, banks, funders, ATE insurers, accountants, and private investors looking for advice upon WIP valuation, legal sector market knowledge, receivables risks, governance, financial and operational risk management including restructuring and turnaround. She has also advised in a number of the legal sector’s highest profile PI and clinical negligence M&A deals, advising acquisitive law firms and private equity investors.

Before ZebraLC Mrs. Holland served as Interim CEO of AMS LLP originally contracted as a consultant. Mrs. Holland began her legal career at specialist clinical negligence firm Alexander Harris LLP and in her early career assisted in the Shipman Inquiry and the Myodil Litigation against GLAXO. She went on to head a team managing catastrophic injury and mismanaged birth claims. She then moved in in the same role at Irwin Mitchell LLP. Mrs. Holland is a trained solicitor having trained at the University of Manchester and the College of Law.

About Frenkel Topping Group:

The financial services firm consists of Frenkel Topping Limited, Ascencia Investment Management, Obiter Wealth Management, Equatas Accountants and Forth Associates.

The group of companies specializes in providing financial advice and asset protection services to clients at times of financial vulnerability, with particular expertise in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Frenkel Topping has earned a reputation for commercial astuteness underpinned by a strong moral obligation to its clients, employees, and wider society, with a continued focus on its Environmental, Social, and Governance impact.

Through its core business, Frenkel Topping Limited, the firm supports litigators’ pre-settlement in achieving maximum damages, by providing expert witness services, and post-settlement to achieve the best long-term financial outcomes for clients after injury. It boasts a client retention rate of 99%.

The Group’s discretionary fund manager, Ascencia, provides financial portfolios for clients in unique circumstances. In recent years Ascencia has diversified its portfolios to include a Sharia-law-compliant portfolio and several ESG portfolios in response to increased interest in socially responsible investing.

Obiter provides a generalist wealth management service – including advice on Savings and Investments; Tax planning; Life Insurance; Critical Illness and Income protection; Endowment advice and Keyman Insurance, with a particular specialism in financial advice on pensions and pension sharing orders for the clients of divorce and family lawyers. Obiter applies the same core principles of honesty, transparency, responsibility, and reliability to individuals, regardless of background or situation.

In 2019, Frenkel Topping launched its accountancy arm, Equatas, to assist clients with tax planning and move closer to providing a full end-to-end service under the Group brand, improving the experience for clients and maintaining the Group’s standards throughout the client journey.

In 2020 Frenkel Topping acquired Forth Associates, a specialist forensic accounting services business which assists in financial and legal disputes. The acquisition makes Frenkel Topping the largest independent provider of financial expert witness reports to the claimant marketplace.

In 2021 Frenkel Topping acquired A & M Bacon Limited a leading costs specialist in local government and Court of Protection, and Partners in Costs Limited who specialise in civil litigation claims, including personal injury (ranging from catastrophic injury to clinical negligence), professional negligence, commercial claims and court of protection costs.

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