Yorkshire-based LCF Law has made three high level promotions across its personal and corporate divisions, with Amjed Zaman becoming a partner and Jennifer Lee and Patricia Obawole both being promoted to associate.
Amjed has spent eight years in LCF Law’s personal law team. Based in the firm’s Bradford office, he specialises in wills and probate, with significant experience in cross border and international estates, advising on succession and tax planning for both UK clients who have assets overseas, and overseas clients with assets in the UK. Amjed acts for clients in many jurisdictions of different religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Amjed is also responsible for training and mentoring LCF Law’s trainee solicitors and plays an active and successful role in business development.
Both Jennifer and Patricia, who are based in LCF Law’s Bradford and Leeds offices respectively, joined the firm as trainees and progressed through the LCF Law Career Pathway programme.
In 2014 Jennifer joined the firm’s conveyancing division, LCF Residential, and was offered a training contract in 2015. Once qualified, she worked in the real estate team before moving into personal law in 2019.
She now works with individuals and families, helping them to manage their affairs and plan for the future, which includes guiding clients through the process of making a will and putting in place powers of attorney. Jennifer also specialises in probate work, supporting clients through emotionally difficult times and handling estate administrations.
Patricia joined LCF Law as a trainee in 2017 and qualified in 2019, when she joined the firm’s corporate team, where she now predominantly works with businesses and charities.
This includes advising them on formations and structures, managing share capital and guiding them through restructures, as well as drafting articles of association, shareholders’ agreements and investment contracts.
Jennifer and Patricia are members of LCF Law’s social committee and organise the acclaimed ‘Next Generation Networking’ events which are aimed at young professionals in Yorkshire with up to five years’ experience in the workplace. Jennifer is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Age UK Bradford District which offers vital services for older people within the local community by providing information, advice and activities to enable them to live their best life.
Amjed said: “After joining LCF Law in 2015 as a newly qualified solicitor, through hard work and with wonderful support and guidance, it’s a huge honour and privilege to be promoted to partner. Our team is renowned for its depth and expertise and I’m looking forward to building on this reputation further.”
Simon Stell, managing partner at LCF Law, said: “Amjed is a popular member of the department and a genuine asset to both his clients and colleagues. He always goes above and beyond in his work and is a superb mentor for junior members of the team. Inviting him to become a partner is the perfect way to reward his contribution and take his career to the next level.
“Jennifer and Patricia have also been very successful and made a big impression since joining us as trainees. Their promotions are recognition of the high regard in which they are held by clients, their fellow professionals and colleagues for their legal expertise, dedicated work and client care.”