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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 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."

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



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





Mr W.S -


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

Mr A and Mrs W. -

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

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 annually and the 2015 summary is available via clicking this link.