Andrew Playle

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)113 388 8470
Mobile: +(44)(0)7966 324365
Fax: +(44)(0)113 388 8441
Offices:Leeds

What can I do for you?

I am a partner specialising in providing trusts, wills, tax, probate and related structuring advice to UK and international families, estates, trustees and companies. This includes advice to family investment companies, corporate trustees (onshore and offshore) and business owners.

I hold the STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (distinction) and I assist individual clients and families with the succession of their wealth whilst minimising and managing risks to that wealth such as family disputes, divorce in the family and tax.

I help companies, including trust corporations to manage business risks and ensure they are competitive. 

What do others say about me?

“The “extremely personable” Andrew Playle specialises in trusts and related tax issues.” (Legal 500, 2015)

Spears 500 (2015) describes my “focus on wealth structuring and advising trustees with private company shares and comprehensive and integrated solutions” and listed me as one of only ten UK based recommended Tax and Trust lawyers (the only one based outside of London).

I am ranked in Chambers 2016 as a leading individual.

Leading private client advisors:

“Andrew’s excellent reputation and extremely strong client base, combined with Julia Rangecroft’s existing expertise and the firm’s national resource, places Mills & Reeve LLP in a dominant position within private client.”

“Andrew provides our entrepreneur clients with senior private client legal advice in language they understand applied effectively and commercially.”

What else should you know?

As well as having practised in England for most of my career, I am also qualified in the law of Bermuda (called to the Bermuda Bar in 2003 and practising there until 2005). This gives me a deeper and broader understanding of offshore trusts and their complexities.

I am a council member of The Association of Corporate Trustees ("TACT") and have been actively involved in the Private Trusts Committee of TACT for a number of years. Other committee members represent trust corporations that are owned independently, by banks or other professional institutions.

I am a director of Mills & Reeve Trust Corporation Limited and also act as trustee for a number of individual and charity clients.