Louise Long > Birketts LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP
Providence House
141-145 Princes Street

Work Department

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate


Partner and Head of Private Client Advisory


Louise joined Birketts in October 2011 and is a Partner and Head Private Client Advisory across the 5 offices.

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.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: elsewhere in East Anglia

(Leading individuals)

Louise LongBirketts LLP

The Ipswich office of Birketts LLP is a key hub in the firm’s cross-office private client advisory practice, which handles a diverse range of matters, among them business succession, trust administration, lifetime tax planning, wills, LPAs and Court of Protection matters. The firm has ‘an extremely knowledgeable and friendly team that compares very well to peers‘. Louise Long leads the practice across all five of the firm’s offices, and specialises in the administration of estates. Senior associates Rhiannon Russell and Jessica Godfrey-Witheystand out for their client care and easy to explain manner with clients‘. Senior associate Katie Hawksley specialises in international private client matters.

East Anglia > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Birketts LLP shows ‘a depth of technical ability and willingness to work together to meet the client needs and time frames‘. The firm handles the full range of private client work, including trust administration, succession planning, lifetime tax planning and employee ownership trusts, and its practice handles both domestic and international matters. Louise Long  in Ipswich is head of wills and advisory, working closely with key partner Caroline Stenner in Cambridge. Also in Cambridge, newly promoted partner Rachel Winter  is a key adviser to some of the firm’s biggest clients and senior associates Kimberly Sayward and James Marsh play pivotal roles in the practice. ‘They demonstrate a good level of personal service and ensure efficient and cost-effective resolutions‘, remarks one client.