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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Andrew Playle

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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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.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The 'very knowledgeable' tax, trusts and estates team at Mills & Reeve LLP  Leeds has a broad depth and breadth of understanding of legal and tax issues' and offers 'an exceptional level of service'. 'Recommended for complex high net worth cases involving personal tax, trusts and probate' the team has particular expertise handling matters involving the structuring the ownership of wealth, inheritance, income and capital gains tax and trust advice.  The 'very competent lawyer and tax adviser' Julia Rangecroft attracts praise for her 'ability to understand the whole of a client’s situation', and heads up the team alongside the 'completely diligent and trustworthy and clear' Andrew Playle. Another key name to note is the 'professional, hard working and knowledgeable' senior associate Ellie Milner, who has experience advising on estate and succession planning as well as on lasting powers of attorneys and acting in court of protection matters.

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