Positive start to the year for Schofield Sweeney

12th January 2021

It has been a positive start to the year for our team at Schofield Sweeney, with a raft of promotions and a new solicitor joining us.

We have recognised the achievements of six members of the team; with two promotions to partner and four promotions to associate.

Amraj Boparai was promoted to partner, commercial property.

Zoe Oates was promoted to partner, restructuring and insolvency.

Duncan Watson was promoted to associate, private wealth and succession planning.

James Farrell was promoted to associate, corporate.

Jessica Fielden was promoted to associate, corporate.

Tina Morris was promoted to associate, education and charities.

“Zoe, Amraj, Duncan, James, Jessica and Tina have made a significant contribution to the firm over the last 12 months and their promotions are greatly deserved. We have remarkable talent at the firm, and I am looking forward to building the next generation of partners and associates.” Martin Sweeney, managing partner.

“I am delighted to become a partner in the growing restructuring team at Schofield Sweeney. Our firm’s strength has always been the experience and expertise that we provide to a wide range of clients.  I am proud that everyone has continued to work closely together in 2020 despite the challenges to support our clients and I remain positive about the year ahead.” Zoe Oates.

“It has been a difficult year to say the least, however the commercial property team has continued to attract a wide range of work and has become one of the largest and most proactive in the region (as recognised in the 2020 Yorkshire Legal Awards). With this appointment I hope that I can positively contribute to the firm’s vision for the future.” Amraj Boparai.

Fazia Hussain has joined as a solicitor in the private wealth and succession team, bringing with her extensive experience of advising clients on how to protect their wealth and interests. Fazia will provide specialist guidance to families, trustees, business owners and landowners based in the UK and overseas.

“I am really pleased to be joining Schofield Sweeney. The firm has a great reputation in the market with leading individuals in the private wealth sector providing outstanding legal services to businesses and individuals alike. The firm has gone from strength to strength in these unprecedented times, which is really a testament to the tenacity of the firm and its ability to deliver outstanding legal advice to its clients.” Fazia Hussain.

“We are really pleased to welcome Fazia to our growing team.  Despite the well documented challenges facing everyone at the moment, the team and the firm remain committed to being available to support our clients, through providing quality advice and a proactive and responsive service, and the addition of Fazia will assist us in continuing to do so.” Simon Glazebrook, partner, private wealth and succession


Top L – R

Zoe Oates, James Farrell, Duncan Watson

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Amraj Boparai, Tina Morris, Jessica Fielden

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