Sandstone Legal welcomes Safia Iftikhar
The firm has appointed Senior Solicitor Safia Iftikhar as Head of Wills, Trusts, and Probate in Manchester
Sandstone Legal has strengthened its team with the appointment of Senior Solicitor Safia Iftikhar as the new Head of Wills, Trusts, and Probate. Based in the firm's Manchester office, Safia brings extensive experience gained from nationally accredited firms where she led teams across the Northwest.
In her role, Safia will focus on private client legal services, specializing in Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, and Probate. This strategic move follows Sandstone's recent growth, marked by the launch of Willfully, an innovative online platform facilitating convenient Will creation. The platform, overseen by an SRA-regulated team of expert solicitors, aims to ease anxieties surrounding end-of-life planning while enabling users to leave charitable donations, including to partners like Alzheimer’s Society.
In addition to overseeing the wider team, Safia will lead efforts in emergency Will drafting, challenging a Will, executors and trustees, Lasting Power of Attorney, and contentious probate.
Expressing her enthusiasm for the role and Sandstone Legal, Safia stated, “I am delighted to join this well-established, national team. Sandstone’s commitment to innovative products like Willfully aligns with making legal services accessible and stress-free for clients.”
Sandstone Legal operates nationally, specializing in consumer and business law, including housing disrepair, business energy claims, irresponsible lending claims, pensions and investments, and car finance claims. With offices in Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, the firm prioritizes offering simplified legal solutions and fostering employee career development.
Mohammed Esa, Sandstone’s Legal Director, welcomed Safia, emphasizing her experience and passion. He stated, “Safia's skills will enhance our Wills, Trusts, and Probate division, furthering our commitment to client and team wellbeing.”
Safia’s appointment marks a strategic move for Sandstone Legal, showcasing its dedication to providing comprehensive and innovative legal services to its clients.