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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Suzanne Marriott

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Private wealth, charities and not-for-profit; private client, contentious trust and estates.


Suzanne specialises in cross-border and UK tax planning, wills, trusts, contentious trusts and probates, Inheritance Act claims, estate and succession planning, international wills and trusts, non-domiciliaries, mental incapacity and Court of Protection work, heritage property, art, landed estates and charitable trusts. She acts as trustee, executor, deputy, attorney and charitable trustee for many well known clients and is often appointed by the court in these roles where there are disputes. Suzanne is a notary public practising in the City of London.



London: Private client

Art and cultural property

Within: Art and cultural property

The ‘excellent’ Suzanne Marriott at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP heads the arts group and Edward Craig  heads the retail and leisure group. Marriott advises individuals, landed estates and charitable trusts where art is part of their assets on diverse issues from cross-border and UK tax planning to tax reliefs on art. Robert Blower  is ‘superb on heritage matters’ and the ‘very focusedAndrew Cameron  is also recommended. For art-related dispute resolution Ludovic de Walden  is described as ‘one of the best in his field about everything related to art’. The team advises a broad client base of dealers, artists, galleries and auction houses as well as wealthy individuals on a diverse range of issues from tax planning, escrow and valuation agreements to succession planning and insurance matters. The National Museum of the Royal Navy is an important client. In a key matter the team acts as a trustee of a charitable trust which endows the Arts, organises and funds art prizes and helps with exhibitions and the collections of leading museums and galleries throughout the UK. The firm is well placed to provide the full range of advisory, transactional and dispute resolution services to clients in this specialist area.

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Court of protection

Within: Leading individuals

Suzanne Marriott - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Court of protection

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's Suzanne Marriott  has a ‘long history of acting in this area which gives her and the team an unrivalled depth of expertise’. The ‘knowledgeableSally Ashford  has ‘an ability to explain complex matters in a way that is straightforward and understandable’. Marriott is a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly and both Ashford and Marriott are members of the STEP special interest group on mental capacity. Duncan Elson has a ‘great deal of gravitas’. Anita Gill left the team to join Kingsley Napley LLP .

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