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




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


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 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"




Mr P. -


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


MR & MRS S -

 "We highly recommend the team dealing with wills, trusts and probate. Remaking our wills became a much better experience as Jennifer Humphreys guided us through a more understandable and flexible format making us feel confident and comfortable with the arrangements. Similarly Christopher Howard gave an exccellent efficient and friendly service whilst dealing with two probate applications. The support staff were also very helpful and friendly and good communicators."

Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

 Our private client team is led by Christopher Cumberbatch out of our Woodbridge office. Our team of experienced solicitors can deal with a wide range of private client work. We have an excellent reputation for the following private client legal issues;   ChrisCumberbatch sm

  • Wills                                                                                  
  • Estate & Tax Planning, including inheritance and capital gains tax
  • Powers of Attorney, including registration with The Office of The Public Guardian and advice to attorneys on their role.
  • Court of Protection Applications
  • Advice on Care Home fees and relevant state benefits
  • Probate, including our own tailor made probate services designed especially for your needs.
  • Deeds of variation (also known as Deeds of Family Arrangement)
  • Trust set up and administration

One of our more specialist areas of expertise is advising clients who may have financial concerns in France and Belgium. We are experienced in handling the legal work involved with wills, estates and succession planning in these countries and can also assist with queries relating to other foreign jurisdictions.

Many of our clients have been with us for a number of years.

We appreciate the importance of speed, timely and cost effective advice and the need to keep you informed at every step of your matter.

If you would like a quotation, or to discuss your requirements on a no-obligation basis, please contact any member of our team as shown below.

JenniferHumphries sm     EliseDyball sm     L Browningweb

SuzanneStevens sm     ChrisHoward sm     Lynn Middleton


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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.