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Testimonials

Mr D W -

Thank-you Mike (Thew) for all your efforts with the contract. We certainly ended up with a better agreement for our company and possibly for both sides. As perhaps a fringe benefit you’ve acquired two more admirers, B, P and Lord R!

 

 

Dear Chris (Cumberbatch)

 

"Thank you for your work and much needed guidence throughout the process"

 

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"Your work has been fully and much appreciated by us all."

 

Mr B

"I wish to express my gratitude for the manner in which you carried out the administration of the estate of my late wife. I much appreciated the compassionate way the appointments were held such that I was able follow and accept the procedures. I also found your guidance and advice invaluable. I have the confidence to attend any further appointments that are necessary."

Mr A and Mrs W. -

"Many thanks for all your help and advice. It is much appreciated."

MR & MRS W -

"My wife and I are both pensioners but still in good shape in both mind body. However, we both know that this will not remain the case for ever and so we decided to draw up lasting power of attorney documents. Jennifer Humphreys at Marshall Hatchick, Woodbridge, completed the paperwork for us in a thorough, careful and considerate manner. She explained all the implications and ensured that we understood the process. Our wishes in regard to our health and welfare and property and finance are now recorded and copies lodged with our appointed attorneys. We can't look into the future but are sure this was a wise step to take."

CAYMAN NATIONAL (ISLE OF MAN) Anita Duckett -

 

"Thank you Colin for everything to do with the sale and you definitely made things run a lot smoother with all your help"

 

 

 

Mr P. -

 

"Thank you for all your hard work and help in the last couple of years."

 

 

"Thanks for all your work on our behalf, we could not have done this ourselves."

 

 

 

Mrs G -

 

"The service and help I have received from Marshall Hatchick has been first class in all aspects over many years. Recently, I have been very impressed with the kind, caring yet professional approach from Jennifer Humphreys when dealing with probate and will matters."

ChrisCumberbatch-vChris Cumberbatch

Partner

Woodbridge office

The Ancient House
22 Church Street
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP12 1DH

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01394 388411

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01394 446300

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Jane King

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Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and as a trust and estate practitioner in 2008.  He became a partner and head of department in 2015.

His focus is on preventing disputes or unnecessary complications following death, using clear advice and documents that families can rely on in the longer term.  Fair and legitimate tax planning forms a part of this, but equally so does the family dynamic.

He advises a broad range of clients, from expatriates, farmers and property developers to Suffolk artists and health workers.  He has an interest in planning for those looking after a disabled family member, having personal experience of trusts for the disabled. He speaks French and has worked for a notaire in Haute Savoie, France as well as for a French property team in a previous firm, so has expertise in handling the requirements of families with assets in Europe and further afield.

In his own time, as chair and company secretary of ISCRE, a leading human rights charity, he has gained knowledge of charity law and management.  He has helped local charities with their governing documents, charitable registration and other requirements.

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Diversity Data

Marshall Hatchick has a comprehensive Equality and Diversity Policy. As part of this policy, and under SRA guidelines, we publish diversity data annually and the 2015 summary is available via clicking this link.