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Melville-Ross completed his training in commercial property, but the private client head’s focus when he joined Taylor Vinters in 2001 — where his Suffolk upbringing and family roots in country estates gave him the background to talk about such matters ‘in a grown-up way’. Clients include overseas investors — he’s been spending ‘rather a lot’ of time jetting back and forth to Asia in the past year — charitable institutions, ‘landedestate types’ and enterprising farmers. The Cambridge office’s proximity to Newmarket also attracts clients in the racing sector, both domestic and international. The ‘sports-mad’ skier, shooter and music lover has sung in a Prom at the Albert Hall. He is a passionate cricketer, having played at county level and he still coaches juniors in his spare time — perhaps even on some of the land he’s transacted.

Rupert Melville-Ross