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Clients consider Catherine Scott’s team at Howes Percival LLP to be ‘the best in Norfolk – it is on the ball from minute one’. Also recommended are Tom Lawrence, whose ‘knowledge inspires confidence’; the ‘proactive, innovative and adaptableRichard Lovett; the ‘thorough and preciseJeremy Heal; and Stuart Maggs, who is singled out for his ‘extremely high technical ability’.

Virginia Edgecombe’s team at Mills & Reeve LLP is rated for its ‘incredibly high levels of service’. Justin Ripmanthinks outside the box’, Gregory Laming is ‘technically superb and creative in tax planning matters,’ and associate Lauren Parker is ‘practical and sensible’. Parker advised a £30m trust.

At Ashtons Legal, ‘the level of service cannot be faulted’. Clients praise the ‘knowledge, attention to detail and helpfulness’ of Robert Chalmers, who helped administrate a £20m trust. Associate Dominic Pearson ‘doesn’t bamboozle with countless details’.

Birketts LLP has a ‘competent, personable team that is willing to assist’. Clients note Neil Sparrow’s ‘depth of trusts knowledge’ and senior associate Lorna Spear, for her ‘technically strong advice’.

Clapham & Collinge Solicitors’ ‘very responsive’ team includes Court of Protection deputy Lin Whitehead, who is noted for her ‘clear advice and efficient matter management’, Ben Lowe, who is rated for his ‘sensible approach’, and Michael Olmer, who has ‘great knowledge of the UK and Spanish legal systems’.

Cozens-Hardy LLP stands out for its ‘excellent service and fast responses’. Michelle Collins leads the nine-lawyer team and ‘applies her in-depth technical skills in a client-friendly way’.

Stephen Green leads the team at Fosters, which is noted for its ‘very knowledgeable and friendly manner’. STEP-qualified senior associate Trina Worden is also recommended.

Leathes Prior assists many estates with complex inheritance tax matters, business and agricultural property and charitable beneficiaries. STEP-qualified William Riley, who is deputy for a £2m estate, and associate Tessa Bonser are recommended.

At Rogers and Norton, Wenke Lie-Critchley and the ‘knowledgeable, caring’ Louisa Shailes advise on the administration of large and complex estates across Norfolk.

Spire Solicitors LLP has been ‘a welcome addition to the Norwich marketplace and is developing a strong market share’. Head of private client Alisdair Liddle has ‘a practical approach to complex work’ and excels in elderly and care home fee matters.

Extremely helpful and efficient’ associate Karen Bacon leads the team at Steeles Law, which administered a £750,000 estate with numerous charitable beneficiaries.

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