Sarah von Schmidt


Sarah von Schmidt

Contact details


  • Legal 500, 2015
  • Family Office - Lawyer of the Year 2016


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

Spear's Award for Family Office Lawyers 2016

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 recommended in the Legal 500 directory, described as a "dynamic personality" and "particularly good". Sarah is included on the Honours List for lawyers in the Citywealth Leaders List 2015 and on the Power Women listings having previously 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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