Ramsdens appoints new senior associate

Ramsdens Solicitors has appointed Sarah Hodkinson as a senior associate in its private client team.

Hodkinson joins from Schofield Sweeney and will take up a key role within the department at the firm’s Edgerton office.

The new Ramsdens senior associate has been qualified as a solicitor for more than 20 years and specialises in tax, trusts, wills and estates advice for individuals with private wealth and their families.

She has particular expertise in succession planning and asset protection with the use of trusts and tax efficient wills, and also deals with the preparation and registration of both types of lasting powers of attorney.

Hodkinson acts in the administration of complex and high-value estates, which include claims for agricultural and business property relief, and has acted as an attorney for an executor living abroad. She has also been appointed as an independent executor in disputed estates.

Commenting on her appointment at Ramsdens, Hodkinson (pictured) said: “I am delighted to have joined one of the leading and well established Legal 500 law firms in Yorkshire. I live locally and have spent my whole career working in the area, so appreciate the reputation that Ramsdens has built up over the years. I look forward to expanding the private client department in the Huddersfield area and developing the services we offer.”

Veronica Mullins, partner at Ramsdens, commented: “We are excited to welcome Sarah to our private client team here at Ramsdens. Her experience and expertise will be a huge asset as we look to generate continued growth across the department and the firm.”

In November 2019, Ramsdens added Ben Jackson to its corporate and commercial department in Edgerton as a senior associate.

He qualified in 2006 and has since worked with a variety of individuals and owner-managed businesses, from pharmacies and healthcare providers, to IT service providers, online marketing firms and heavy engineering firms.

He has previously handled a variety of caseloads across matters in share sale and purchase, business asset sales, group restructuring, joint ventures and partnership, and LLP and shareholder agreements.