Chairman: Chris Schofield
Chief executive: Martin Sweeney
Number of partners: 31
Number of other fee-earners: 70
THE FIRM Schofield Sweeney is a leading independent firm representing national and international clients. The firm has a reputation for its innovative and results-driven approach, investing in getting to know a client’s business and its people so that advice and solutions can be tailored to meet commercial needs. It believes in stability and continuity, providing a no-nonsense, hands-on service and limiting the use of legal jargon to ensure it builds good working relationships with clients. The firm invests in its people through ongoing training and development, so specialists are up-to-date with the latest market developments, trends and changes in legislation.
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, real estate finance and banking.
For Individuals: Business succession planning, employment law services for senior employees, inheritance tax planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate and administration of estates, residential conveyancing, wills.
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. The firm pioneered a business model focused on clients and service.
CLIENTS The firm offers 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, right 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