Rachael Brook has joined the Schofield Sweeney private wealth and succession team in Huddersfield as a partner.
Rachael will be bringing over 17 years of experience in helping individuals protect their family, reputation and wealth.
Rachael's expertise includes charity gifting and philanthropy, working collaboratively with other professional advisors to advise clients on tax-efficient lifetime and succession strategies. She has significant experience in advising high net worth individuals with the preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, and supporting agricultural families and equestrian business owners through diversification and generational planning.
"I am excited to be joining the private wealth team and further develop the agricultural practice. Schofield Sweeney has an understated excellent reputation and loyal client base, which is testament to the individuals across all areas of the business, and the outstanding service levels they deliver. Succession planning is essential, and more prevalent following COVID-19 and the proposed reforms to inheritance tax. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues to help individuals plan effectively to protect their legacy." Rachael Brook, partner, Schofield Sweeney
She is regularly appointed as a professional attorney, executor and trustee, and deals with all aspects of probate, estate and trust administration, often with cross-border issues.
“We are delighted to welcome Rachael to our established team. As an experienced advisor she will add to our wealth of talent across our three offices, providing a wealth of knowledge to our clients and contacts.” Ashley Iredale, partner, Schofield Sweeney
The team has also recently been joined by Amanda Saul, a paralegal in Bradford. Amanda has considerable experience in the field of court of protection and regularly assists in the administration of complex estates. She will provide valuable support to the team as they continue to grow.
The firm has also been bolstered with the appointment of Sabine Rodwell, solicitor, in the employment team, Jon Exall, solicitor, has joined the litigation team, Sadia Ali, solicitor, has joined the commercial property team and Liz Coe, solicitor, has joined the residential conveyancing team.
Developing and investing in the firm's expertise plays a huge part in its ongoing success, employing over 170 members across three offices.