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Work 020 3375 7000
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32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.farrer.co.uk

Sarah von Schmidt

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7350
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Sarah-von-Schmidt/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Private Client - Onshore

Position

Sarah specialises in advising wealthy individuals and their families, entrepreneurs and landowning families on personal tax, trusts and succession planning. She also advises executors and trustees on their duties and powers and works closely with family offices, wealth managers and private banks. Sarah is a member of the firm’s Entrepreneurs and Family Business groups and has a particular interest in advising owner managers of growing companies and family businesses on the personal wealth issues that affect those in these sectors.

Sarah is recommended in the Legal 500 directory, described as a "dynamic personality" and "particularly good". She is included on the Honours List for lawyers in the Citywealth Leaders List 2015 and on the Power Women listings having previously been shortlisted as "Woman of the Year" at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2013.

Career

Trainee at Farrer & Co; qualified as a solicitor at Farrer & Co and was made a partner in 2007.

Member

The Law Society; City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society

Education

Somerville College, Oxford; College of Law, London.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  is 'a leading firm in the private wealth world with an incredible array of technical expertise’. Rhoddy Voremberg is ‘outstanding’. Catherine McAleavey, Sarah von Schmidt and Mike Chantler are all ‘exceptionally able’. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Russell Cohen is ‘very versatile’ and James Carleton  is ‘superb on art issues’. Bryony Cove is praised for her ‘outstanding ability to meet the complex requirements of UNHW and HNW clients’. Mark Bridges produces ‘high quality work’ for a broad range of English private clients including philanthropists, trustees and landed families and specialises in succession planning, tax and trust advice. Newly promoted partner Debbie Pennington is ‘excellent for offshore planning’. The practice is acting for members of a significant Scandinavian UHNW business family in relation to a major reorganisation of the multiple family trusts between different branches of the family.

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