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Schofield Sweeney

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Managing Partner: Martin Sweeney
Number of partners: 35
Number of other fee-earners: 80

THE FIRM Schofield Sweeney is a leading firm representing national and international clients. For many clients, the firm has become an extension of their team. Trusted advisers to return to and a sounding board for business and personal matters. The firm believes in stability and continuity, providing a no-nonsense, hands-on service and limiting the use of legal jargon to build strong working relationships with its clients. It invests in its people through ongoing training and excellent career development opportunities.

PRACTICE AREAS
Business: Commercial, commercial property, complex financial disputes, construction, corporate, debt recovery services, dispute resolution, employment, environmental and regulatory law, restructuring and insolvency, licensing, property litigation, planning, real estate finance and banking.
For Individuals: Business succession planning, trusts, inheritance tax planning, lasting powers of attorney, probate and administration of estates, residential, conveyancing, wills, Court of Protection and deputyship.
For Education: Academy conversion, admissions and SEN, charity law, employment law HR support, further education, multi-academy trusts, procurement and public sector projects.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Schofield Sweeney offers advice and experience across a breadth of industries and sectors combined with specialist knowledge of complex areas of law.

CLIENTS The firm provides legal services for businesses, the education sector, individuals and families:
■ Business clients are owner-managed SME’s, listed PLCs and large multinationals
■ Private clients are individuals who need advice on everything from trusts, wills and tax planning, through to assistance with moving home and other property matters
■ Education clients range from Multi-Academy trusts and independent schools through to further and higher education establishments in the UK who need assistance with a range of issues