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Junior Litigators’ Forum
9-10 May 2024
The Grand HotelBirmingham, UK

Yousafa Hazara
Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell


Yousafa an Associate solicitor in the Tax, Trusts and Estates team in London. She advises on all aspects of private client law with a focus on acting for high-net-worth individuals and trustees on estate planning, trust structures and taxation matters. She works with UK individuals and international families and trustees on estate planning, wealth structuring, and trusts to ensure tax efficiency.

She also assists with complex cross-border succession planning (including the drafting of bespoke Wills for UK and international high-net-worth individuals), and the administration of cross-border estates, in particular the application of international succession law and tax-related considerations. This is usually in relation to safeguarding assets and wealth from creditors, matrimonial claims, and the application of succession regimes such as the forced heirship rules and she has a particular focus on Sharia law aspects of international succession.

Yousafa regularly works with international families and trustees to plan to avoid the pitfall posed by multi-national estates.

She is experienced with relevant tax reliefs for individuals and trusts, such as inheritance tax business relief, agricultural property relief, and capital gains tax main residence relief.

The creation and setting-up of offshore trusts is another specialism of hers and she helps beneficiaries and trustees of offshore trusts to ensure optimum tax efficiency.

She regularly works with international families, advising on residence and domicile issues including the statutory residence test or the taxation of UK residential and non-residential property owned by offshore structures.

Yousafa is a member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has completed the STEP Advanced certificate on UK tax for international clients. She is also currently studying towards the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualifications.

Agenda Sessions

  • It’s a free country: testamentary freedom versus forced heirship