The Private Client team at Schofield Sweeney Solicitors are regarded amongst regional professionals as one of the pre-eminent private client teams in Yorkshire and are located across our three offices(Bradford, Leeds and Huddersfield). .

Our specialisms include drafting tax efficient Wills, mapping out real inheritance tax solutions, advising on complex trusts and family businesses, using family investment companies as estate planning vehicles, and the administration of valuable and complex estates. We  also work collaboratively with independent accountants, tax advisers, financial advisers, and wealth managers to deliver comprehensive estate planning solutions to clients, as well as working very closely with internal colleagues in other departments of our firm (including corporate, property, charity). 

An area of growth for us in recent years has been international estate planning and we act for a large number of clients from a UK South Asian, Arab and Muslim (‘SAAM’) background in particular. We are firmly recognised as a centre of excellence in providing advice to SAAM clients who have assets situated in the UK subject to inheritance tax. We consider key issues such as domicile, religious rules, cultural norms, practical issues, and jurisdictional considerations before delivering advice to clients (as opposed to simply including a faith / culture-based estate division within a Will).  Ikhlas Ahmed is integral to the provision of advice within this niche SAAM market and also provides technical training on the subject both internally and externally.

We pride ourselves on being able to deliver discreet advice, and clear, practical solutions to complex legal questions, which often require answers to multi-faceted issues. This results in us being our clients’ (and future generations of their family) trusted advisers. If you wish to speak to a member of our team with respect to a private wealth or succession query, please call on 01274 350800 or email and we will be happy to assist you.