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Ikhlas Ahmed

Executive

Contact details

Direct Line 01274 350 843 / 07495 424 571

Email IkhlasAhmed@schofieldsweeney.co.uk

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Ikhlas acts for business and high net worth private clients, providing advice and expertise in respect of UK (and quite often worldwide) succession planning requirements.

His specialisms include the preparation of Wills, Islamic Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, setting up and management of various trust structures, contentious probate and strategies to mitigate Inheritance Tax.

Ikhlas also advises clients who originate from the Middle East and South Asia, ensuring that the various legal, cultural, religious, practical, jurisdictional and domicile considerations are considered and balanced with overall planning objectives.

Work highlights include:

  • Assisting a large South Asian family living in the UK, in rectifying historic and undocumented property agreements whilst retaining family and business prosperity in the process. In addition, enabled a saving of c.£1.2M which would have otherwise been payable in inheritance tax.
  • Supporting a large Arab family living in the UK with their estate planning needs, whilst balancing UK legal and tax rules with religious and cultural wishes. The planning enabled inheritance tax savings of c.£11M.

Ikhlas is a Dementia Friend and often speaks to groups about ‘Mental Capacity’ issues he sees on a day to day basis, as he feels more needs to be done to promote awareness about this issue, especially within the South Asian community. He has spoken at a number of events, including Yorkshire Asian Business Association on ‘Inheritance Planning for the UK South Asian community’.