Zahra Siddiqui > Mills & Reeve LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 NEW YORK STREET
MANCHESTER
M1 4HD
England

Work Department

Private tax.

Position

Zahra has been instrumental in growing the wills and estate planning team significantly and it is now a major player in the Manchester market place. Zahra’s particular area of expertise is advising on complex and innovative tax planning, including sophisticated wills and trusts. She acts as a trustee for many family trusts and has a particular niche in advising doctors and retired doctors on their estate planning affairs.

Career

Trained Dootson Eckersley Hope; qualified 1997; Dootson Eckersley Hope 1995-2000; Gorna & Co 2000-01; George Davies Solicitors LLP 2001-13; Mills & Reeves LLP 2013 to date.

Memberships

Law Society.

Education

Smithills Sixth Form College, Bolton; University of Wolverhampton (1995 BA (Hons) 2(1) Economics); CPE (Pass with commendation); LPC (Distinction).

Leisure

Trekking, gym, films, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The Mills & Reeve LLP team in Manchester is headed up by Deborah Clark, who is recognised in the region for advising high and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs on estate planning matters and the design and implementation of family investment companies. The team, which also includes the vastly experienced Tony Hall and trust specialist Zahra Siddiqui, also advises on succession issues, including those with a cross-border element. Another name to note is senior associate Charlotte Shaughnessy, who has experience acting for high-value estates.