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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."




Mr W.S -


"I found Jennifer to be extremely diligent, professional and friendly when arranging my new will at very reasonable cost."



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



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."



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





Mrs B. –


"Thank you for your excellent service Luke!"

Dear Chris Cumberbatch

I know professionals are extremely busy and their time is precious, but it has been virtually impossible to obtain information about how to proceed with the situation of the house.

Your advice and information has been very, very helpful.

I thank you again profusely for all your patient help.  

Yours sincerely,

Ms Burton

Mr E. -

Chris Cumberbatch - 'Thank you for your friendly and efficient service. I will of course keep you in mind should we need anything in the future.'




Mr R. - 


"I am most grateful to Chris Cumberbatch for his advice and guidance in the drawing up of my Will. I found his attention to detail and sensitivity in discussing personal issues both comforting and reassuring"



Dear Chris (Cumberbatch)


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



Legal Assistants

Joan McKnight

Certified Paralegal

Woodbridge office

The Ancient House 22 Church Street Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1DH

Office switchboard 01394 388411

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Joan began her working life in the Law as an Office Junior in 1969 with a Colchester based firm, progressing through the ranks, covering all the legal disciplines to become the Senior Partner’s Secretary dealing with both Residential, Agricultural, Wills and Probate matters, following his Retirement, she then joined the Probate Department where she handled her own caseload. Following this Joan moved onto another well known Colchester Firm from where she was then offered the opportunity to run her own caseload of Residential/Probate matters in her home town of Manningtree.

Joan qualified as a Certified Paralegal in 2009 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.


Lynn Middleton

Lynn MiddletonLynn Middleton

Probate  Assistant

Saxmundham office

Old Bank House
Market Place
IP17 1EL

Office switchboard
01728 602323

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Secretary: Tracy Allen

Secretary Phone: 01728 602323

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Lynn Middleton was born and educated in Bedfordshire and began her career as a Magisterial Officer within the Hertfordshire Magistrates Courts Service. Lynn later worked for firms of Solicitors in both Essex and Bedfordshire before moving to Suffolk in 1989 She then joined the firm of H.T.Argent & Son in 1992, attaining The Institute of Legal Executives Diploma in Probate Practice in 2002 and The Institute of Legal Executives Professional Higher Diploma in Law of Probate and Succession in 2004.


SuzanneStevens-vSuzanne Stevens

Legal Assistant

Saxmundham office

Old Bank House
Market Place
IP 17 1EL

Office switchboard
01728 602323

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Suzanne Stevens graduated from University College Swansea with a degree in English in 1984 and gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education the following year. Suzanne joined Marshall Hatchick in 2005 and is part of the Private Client Team where she assists Jennifer Humphreys and Christopher Howard in deputyship and probate matters. After passing the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' Foundation Certificate in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales) she became an Affiliate of STEP in July 2012.

Suzanne is married with two sons and a daughter and lives in Sweffling. She enjoys baking and bellringing and is a member of the Suffolk Guild of Ringers.

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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 biennially and the 2017 summary is available via clicking this link.