Sarah von Schmidt


Citywealth Leaders List 2011 - Prominent figure

Legal 500 - Recommended

Sarah specialises in advising wealthy individuals and their families, entrepreneurs and landowning families on personal tax, trusts and succession planning. She also advises executors and trustees on their duties and powers and works closely with family offices, wealth managers and private banks.

Sarah is a member of the firm’s Entrepreneurs and Family Business group and has a particular interest in advising owner managers of growing companies and family businesses on the personal wealth issues that affect those in these sectors.

Sarah is recognised as "personable" in the Legal 500 2011 directory and has been shortlisted as "Woman of the Year" at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2013.

Who we help

Sarah works with entrepreneurs and owners of family businesses to help these clients with all aspects of their legal needs providing tailored private client advice and working closely with other specialists across the firm notably our corporate lawyers.

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Sarah also provides advice to non-UK domiciled individuals and their families on wealth structuring using offshore trusts, foundations and private trust companies and in connection with multi-jurisdictional succession planning.

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Sarah has experience advising the owners of landed estates on a variety of different issues including tax mitigation and trusts.

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Sarah is speaking at

18 October 2012 The Future of Private Banking Conference Jumeirah Carlton Tower London More details

Related Briefings

09 December 2014 Eccentric wishes and charitable purposes Richard McDermott
03 December 2014 Agricultural Estates Newsletter Winter 2014 James Maxwell
28 November 2014 Capital gains tax – the net closes in Nick Dunnell
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Sarah von Schmidt

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7350
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7431

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Trainee at Farrer & Co; qualified as a solicitor at Farrer & Co and was made a partner in 2007.


Somerville College, Oxford; College of Law, London


The Law Society; City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society