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Laura Schofield Bio

Laura Schofield

Head of Wills & Probate (Wetherby)

Branch(es) Wetherby Office

Email: laura.schofield@warekay.co.uk
Direct Dial 01937 543964

I chose to specialise in private client as the work is varied and it offers a high level of client contact. I enjoy dealing with the legal and practical elements of my clients’ matters, and always aim to deal with these in a thoughtful and personable manner.


Laura studied English Literature at Newcastle University, followed by the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. Laura qualified as a Solicitor in 2012, and then worked in the East Riding of Yorkshire until joining Ware & Kay in 2017.

Her areas of expertise include the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate and the administration of estates, and trusts.

Laura is a full member of STEP, having completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales) with a Distinction overall in December 2020, including achieving a Distinction in all four exams. Laura won STEP Excellence Awards for both the Administration of Estates (England and Wales) and Administration of Trusts (England and Wales) advanced certificates as she was awarded the highest marks across the country in both exams, demonstrating her commitment and high professional standards.

Laura is the Honorary Treasurer of the Yorkshire Law Society and used to be Chair of the York Junior Lawyers Division.

Laura is a member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, a group of lawyers that specialise in working with older and vulnerable clients, and a Dementia Friend, which means that she has carried out training on what it is like to live with dementia and the small ways she can help those people who are living with the condition. 

In her spare time Laura is a keen marathon runner and is part of the York Knavesmire Harriers running club. She also enjoys open water swimming.

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