Odyssey is a private membership for our clients incorporating all three of our private client teams: Wills, estates, trusts and tax, Family Law and Residential Property.
As solicitors in Chelmsford and Ipswich, we have teams of experienced lawyers who will be on hand to provide expert advice at any stage in your life – whether it is buying your first home, having relationship issues, or experiencing death within the family. Think of it as everything from birth to death and everything in between.
The purpose of Odyssey is for our private client solicitor teams to have a relationship with our members, whether they are in Ipswich, Chelmsford or other towns and villages. We provide you with free, up to date information by way of newsletters, fact sheets and seminars as well as contacting you through the year to make you aware of events that we may be hosting.
What will I get as a member?
We will send our members quarterly newsletters with interesting articles and useful information from our teams, running alongside provision of information from guest writers such as Independent Financial Advisers and accountants.
Each quarter we will advise you of any preferential offers that we may be running for members.
You will have access to fact sheets on useful topics and the opportunity to sign up for seminars or attend our hospitality events. There is additional information available, to members only, on topics which you may find helpful to access.
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Partner and Head of Estates
t 01473 298304
t 01473 298364
"friendly, personable and empathetic"
Legal 500 2016
Zöe is a Partner in the Estate Planning department and has over ten years’ experience in Wills, Estates, Tax and Trusts having trained at a local firm. She joined Prettys in October 2007 and was promoted to Partner in May 2013 and is Head of the Estate Planning department.
Zöe advises on all aspects of private client work including Wills, probate, the administration of insolvent estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications, care fee planning advice, inheritance tax planning, trusts and contentious probate matters.
Zöe is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) following her successful completion of a post-graduate diploma. STEP is the leading professional body for trust and estate practitioners worldwide and full members are considered the most experiences and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.
Zöe’s recent instructions include:
t 01473 298290
Laura studied at Homerton College Cambridge, before retraining for the law at Anglia Ruskin University where she gained a distinction on the Legal Practice Course. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 having trained with a local firm where she worked until joining Prettys Estates department in October 2016.
Laura advises individuals on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax planning as well as dealing with the administration of estates and trusts. She offers her clients a practical and sympathetic approach.
t 01473 298342
Nigel has been a solicitor for more than 30 years and has a wide body of legal experience. He became a member of STEP (The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) in 2014. This is considered the Gold standard for providing advice on wills, trusts and Inheritance tax.
Nigel encourages all of his clients to engage in effective tax planning. He has a keen interest in Dementia, Mental Capacity and end of life care and has delivered a number of seminars on these subjects to those in the medical, social care and wider community. He is a member of the National Council of Palliative Care, the Alzheimer’s Society and a Dementia Champion. He’s a great believer in encouraging clients to plan ahead and believes it’s just as important to consider the person as the legal problem they face.
Partner - Head of Family Law
t 01473 298233
t 01473 298284
Legal 500 2016
Georgie has headed the Family Law Department since 2003, having joined Prettys in 1992.
Georgie’s entire case load comes by way of recommendation, either from her own clients or other professionals. Whilst Georgie covers all areas of relationship breakdown whether it be finances, children, pre or post-marriage clarification as to asset division, her hallmark is seen as the quality of client care provided. Georgie specialises in dispute resolution alternate to court so works as a mediator and a collaborative solicitor; with the bulk of her case load dealt with resolution through negotiation and round table work. Georgie still operates a litigation case load but only on the very few cases where this is a necessary way of dealing with the needs of the case.
Associate of CILEX
t 01473 298338
Penny is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and worked in the local area for 8 years before joining the Residential Property Department at Prettys in 2005.
Having worked in Conveyancing for many years, Penny has forged close links with local agents and businesses; in particular she has considerable experience dealing with new developments.
registering properties with the Land Registry for the first time;
drafting and securing private mortgages on a property;
advising on adverse possession Land Registry applications; and
transferring properties following a divorce.