Andrew Playle > Mills & Reeve LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

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Private Client


Andrew Playle is a Partner at Mills & Reeve. He specialises in providing trusts, wills, tax and related advice to individuals, trustees and companies. This includes advice to family investment companies, corporate trustees and business owners.  He assists individual clients and families with the succession of their wealth whilst minimising and managing risks to that wealth such as family disputes, divorce in the family and tax. Andrew helps companies, including trust corporations to manage business risks and ensure that they are competitive.


In his current role at Mills & Reeve (partner March 2016-date) and in his former role at Bond Dickinson (associate March 2005-April 2007, partner May 2007-February 2016) Andrew has developed a reputation for providing commercial and appropriate private client advice to a significant number of the high net worth families in the Yorkshire region together with advising at least equal numbers outside of that region. Prior to that he practised as an attorney and barrister at the offshore specialist Appleby (Bermuda) after beginning his legal career at the law firm that is now Addleshaw Goddard.




Andrew has been actively involved in the Private Trusts Committee of The Association of Corporate Trustees for many years and sits as a council member. He also acts as trustee on a number of family and charitable trusts.


York University (BA) , The University of Huddersfield (Common Professional Examination) and Leeds Metropolitan University (Legal Practice Course).  Andrew qualified as a Solicitor (England and Wales) in 1997. He also qualified as a Barrister & Attorney (Bermuda)  in 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The private client team at Mills & Reeve LLP is widely known for its expertise in high-value work relating to family investment companies, estate planning and succession. Advising both local and national business owners, the ‘user-friendly team‘ is led by Andrew Playle, a specialist in the structuring of trusts, wills, tax and probate matters. The firm has expertise in wealth ownership, tax (particularly IHT, income & capital gains), corporate structures and asset protection. Principal associate Ellie Milner is also well-regarded.