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High Net Worth Guide 2023
East Anglia Private Wealth Law
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Band 1

6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Birketts LLP

We are recognised as one of the leading regional firms in advising private clients on a broad range of issues relating to estates and private property, tax planning and family matters.

Our clients call us when they need our help with something of importance or significance. They expect to receive practical, reliable and experienced advice which is consistent in its quality and is delivered at a price that is fair. They trust us to work with them towards achieving the solution that is right for them.  That trust is earned over time and it is the standard on which our reputation is based.

Unlike other law firms we also have a very experienced legal team who specialise in the legal affairs of individuals and families from the Agricultural and Equine sectors.

Our Wills and Succession Planning Team is renowned for its technical expertise in the area of Wills and succession planning for families. 

Our team gives specialist tax and succession planning advice to individuals, families, business people and landowners. We are able to assist with a wide range of clients' circumstances including straightforward or complex family relationships, small or complex estates involving privately owned businesses, and large property portfolios. We help clients structure their wealth planning so as to protect their heirs against divorce or creditor claims and to achieve tax efficiency.

Chambers Review

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Private Wealth Law - Ipswich and surrounds
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What the team is known for

Birketts remains a leading source of high-quality private client services in East Anglia. The firm provides market-leading contentious and non-contentious advice, including on tax and estate planning and inheritance and trusts litigation.

Strengths

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Notable Practitioners

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Bernadette Baker
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Bernadette Baker
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Bernadette Baker is head of the firm's contentious trusts and probate practice, and regularly advises fiduciaries and private clients on trusts litigation, will challenges and Inheritance Act 1975 claims.

"Baker is brilliant: so clued up and has a real knack for this."

"She is amazing. She's responsive, collaborative and clued up."

Lorna Spear
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Lorna Spear
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Lorna Spear handles tax and succession planning, trusts and estate administration matters for wealthy clients.

"Lorna is good, competent, easy to deal with, knowledgeable and great at all things. I respect her as an individual and also highly respect the legal advice she gives me."

Susan Young
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Susan Young
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Susan Young is experienced in trust matters and estate planning.

"She is super, on the ball and has a great understanding of this sector."

"Susan is outstanding and has developed into the full package. She is the best in the region in my opinion."

Louise Long
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Louise Long
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Louise Long is the firm's head of private client advisory. She is respected by interviewees for her tax and administration expertise.

Caroline Stenner
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Caroline Stenner
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Caroline Stenner leads the firm's private client team in Cambridge and brings a vast amount of experience to succession planning matters.

"Caroline is lovely, she has a great reputation and is always a pleasure to work with."

Alex Hunt
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Alex Hunt
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Alex Hunt advises on domestic and international tax and estate planning matters.

"Alex is very good, he is active and has a great understanding of the sector."

Ranked Individuals at
Birketts LLP

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Cambridge and surrounds

Private Wealth Law

Caroline Stenner
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Caroline Stenner
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Band 2
Alex Hunt
Alex Hunt
Associates to watch

East Anglia

Private Wealth Disputes

Bernadette Baker
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Bernadette Baker
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Band 1

Essex

Private Wealth Law

Susan Young
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Susan Young
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Band 1

Ipswich and surrounds

Private Wealth Law

Louise Long
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Louise Long
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Band 2

Norwich and surrounds

Private Wealth Law

Lorna Spear
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Lorna Spear
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Band 1