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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen Green leads the team at Fosters, which is noted for its β€˜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 Β£2m estate, and associate Tessa Bonser are recommended.

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

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

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

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