Suzanne Leggott > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Private Client




Suzanne acts for high net worth individuals in all aspects of private client work. She has a particular interest in advising family business owners and has the STEP Advanced Certificate in family business advising.

As head of the Leicester private client team, Suzanne is involved in wealth planning for high net worth individuals, probate work, trust matters, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

“I enjoy getting to know my clients’ and finding solutions for each individual client. By fully understanding a client I can tailor my advice and planning to their needs.”


Suzanne is a full member of STEP and a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She is also is a trustee of the Laura Centre, a charity specialising in bereavement counselling.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has an established reputation for its work with families, landed estates, entrepreneurs and business owners on the full range of wealth, tax and succession planning matters. Under the able leadership of Hannah Tait, Verity Kirby and Suzanne Leggott, the team ‘works in harmony’ and is recognised for its work on a range of trust and estate administration matters as well as for its elderly care advice. Other strengths include advising on personal injury trusts. Lesley Davis’ areas of expertise span charitable trusts, foundations and CIOs as well as advising on family investment companies and other issues such as powers of attorney.

East Midlands > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The agriculture and rural affairs team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP is experienced across the full spectrum of the sector, with a strong track record in farm transactions, renewable energy schemes, agricultural tenancies and a variety of contentious matters. Peter Snodgrass leads the team, specialising in agricultural tenancies and farm partnerships in addition to general property work. Amy Cowdell specialises in agricultural property law, while Suzanne Leggott leads the firm’s national private client team.

East Midlands > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The Leicester and Nottingham-based team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a strong high-net worth private client base (including trusts), advising trustees and entrepreneurs on inherited wealth, long-standing and newly acquired wealth. Suzanne Leggott ‘is an outstanding leader of the team’ advising across the full spectrum of private matters and undertakes complex estate administrations on behalf of charity executors and beneficiaries. Director Sarah Brack assists in Court of Protection matters and acts for elderly and vulnerable clients. Emma Carr is ‘very knowledgeable’ in preparation of wills and trusts, and business lasting powers of attorney.