A new partner has joined law firm Schofield Sweeney in Huddersfield.

Rachael Brook will bring more than 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.

Rachael said: “I am excited to be joining the private wealth team and further develop the agricultural practice.

“Schofield Sweeney has an excellent reputation and a 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.”

Schofield Sweeney partner Ashley Iredale said: “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.”

Schofield Sweeney has 170 staff based in offices in Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds. For more go to www.schofieldsweeney.co.uk