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Birketts LLP

Providence House, 141-145 Princes Street, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Work 01473 232300
Fax 01473 230524

Louise Long

Work 01473 299176
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate


Partner and Head of Probate - Ipswich


Louise joined Birketts in October 2011 and is a Partner and Head of Probate in our Private Client Advisory Team in Ipswich.

Louise specialises in private client work and acts for individuals in all areas of estate and succession planning, will drafting, trusts, administration of estates and tax planning. Louise graduated in law at Leicester University and completed her professional training at the College of Law in Guildford.

As well as acting for clients in East Anglia Louise has a number of clients further afield particularly in London where she has advised members of other solicitors firms who do not have their own private client department.


Louise is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Louise qualified as a Notary Public in 1998 and in this capacity is able to prepare and certify documents for use internationally.

East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Ipswich

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Ipswich

The 'highly competent and very responsive' practice at Birketts LLP is 'particularly strong in this area and a leader in local market for these services'. Head of probate Louise Long  is the key contact in Ipswich and clients describe her as 'personable, knowledgeable and very good with clients'. She specialises in estate administration and has extensive experience in dealing with multimillion-pound estates with complex family and tax issues involving negotiations with HMRC. Charles Boscawen has been at the firm for more than 30 years and has a large client base across East Anglia for will and estates work. 'Considered, pragmatic' senior associate Richard Guy  is 'happy to help and explain ideas and concepts to clients in words they understand, and he is not afraid to challenge preconceptions or perceived truths which are wrong'. Agricultural specialist Nigel Farthing also plays a key role in the practice. He worked with Long and Guy to handle the administration of the estate of an intestate man who had assets in excess of £2m.

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