A different way of working – centred on you.
When you need legal advice, the last thing you want is for you or your lawyer to feel rushed, so we do things differently. We place huge value on personal relationships and allow plenty of time to get to know you and work out the best way to handle things for you. We work to your budget, keep you informed on costs and, where possible, agree clear upfront fees.
For many clients, we’ve become an extension of their team and comfort in times of need. Trusted advisers to return to and a sounding board for business and personal matters. Our strong network of respected accountants, agents, advisers and more also becomes yours.
Work with us and you join a diverse mix of clients who value how easy we make things for them. Our business clients include SMEs, PLCs and large multinationals, plus many other law practices who value our technical expertise. We provide legal services for charities and the education sector and advise individuals on everything from moving home to tax planning. We’re here for you whenever you need us.
How we can support you
Our experience and specialist knowledge span a wide breadth of industries, sectors and complex areas of law. To ensure you always have the most appropriate people on your team, we collaborate closely across our service areas. Together, we make sure you get the best advice and take the right action at the right time for your specific situation.
Six reasons why our clients recommend us
Excellent service, shaped around you
We’re focused on getting things absolutely right for you and providing the kind of support you can always rely on. First, we take time to fully understand your situation, goals, challenges and attitude to risk. Then we provide a flexible, efficient service designed around your needs and the results you’re aiming for. If you ever need something more or different, just tell us.
Clear, pragmatic advice
However complex your case, we keep things straightforward for you. We’re comfortable making difficult decisions and always happy to give our honest opinion. So you’ll get the full range of options explained in a way that’s easy to digest, and we’ll also say what we’d do in your position. Once you’ve decided, we’ll make sure you’re fully clear on what to do and how to do it.
Always great value
Our people have the freedom to spend time really getting to know you, understanding your challenges and identifying what’s in your best interests. It’s an approach designed to give you the highest quality advice, expertise and service at a price that represents great value. We keep you fully informed on costs throughout and, where possible, provide prices upfront.
A strong, collaborative team
By consulting closely with you, and as a team, we structure how we work to ensure you get the very most from us. Without the pressures many lawyers face, and an emphasis on doing what’s right for you, our solicitors feel free to share or pass work on. Which results in exceptional collaboration and means you’re always working with the best people for each element of your case.
Smart problem solving
We won’t just tell you what the law says – we’ll consider if there are better ways to achieve your goals. With high levels of experience, knowledge and insight, and a wide network of trusted contacts, we’ve overcome the toughest of issues with lateral thinking. You’ll get the right advice at the right time from astute lawyers who know how and when to move matters along.
Thrive on challenges
The world’s changing at an incredible pace and creating challenges none of us have faced before. We never shrink from difficulties or the unknown. In fact, we actively seek situations that counter the norm and we see problems as opportunities – which means you can too. Whatever your challenge, we’ll help you flourish from it.
“The team provide an invaluable one-stop legal service and everyone we have dealt with has been incredibly efficient, and more importantly easy to deal with.”Raj Handa, Home Discount
“Schofield Sweeney is at the end of the phone and act immediately when we need them which is vital for our business.”Richard Thewlis, Huddersfield Giants
“Everyone that I’ve dealt with at Schofield Sweeney has been very approachable, personable and helpful.”Simon Horniblow, Campuslife
“Their advice is always clear, consistent and speed of response is always exceptional.”Lyn Ayrton, Lake Legal
Meet the team
With over 170 staff, many of our lawyers are specialists in complex fields or have considerable experience in high-profile and national cases. Based in our offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, they bring these invaluable capabilities and market knowledge to you at a realistic cost.Find out more
Supporting our communities
Each year, we choose a charity to support and in 2021 we supported independent charity Simon on the Streets, which offers support to homeless and vulnerable people across Bradford, Leeds, and Kirklees.
In 2022 we are supporting Yorkshire Cancer Research. Yorkshire’s independent cancer charity, whose aim is to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
We work closely with a variety of other local organisations and charities too to offer pro bono support, work experience and donations. From supporting seasonal appeals and foodbanks to giving pupils an insight into our world with career days and mock interviews.
Outside of work, we’re proud that many of our team also contribute as governors, trustees and volunteers.
Keen to know more?
For more details on our community, pro bono and voluntary work, please email