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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 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 & 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 & 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."

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 W.S -


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

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.