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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

For Individuals

Wills, estates, trusts and tax

Protecting your interests

We pride ourselves on giving clients clear, jargon free, and practical advice on inheritance tax planning, wills, estates and trusts at competitive prices.

Every member of our teams based in Ipswich have many years’ experience in all aspects of our work and some of the team also have the added qualification of a Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners diploma. This gives our probate lawyer team the ability and expertise to not only complete the task you are instructing us to undertake but to consider the wider implications to ensure you can achieve your aims in the most tax efficient and safe way possible.

We guide new parents through making their first Will as well as updating Wills as personal circumstances change. We provide estate planning for business owners nearing retirement age to ensure tax and succession aspirations are fulfilled.

We also assist our clients through the complexities of care fee planning and inheritance tax to protect your hard earned assets. We are also here to support you when a loved one dies and their estate needs to be administered.

Trusts are a useful tool for many situations such as care fees, succession, tax planning and shielding personal injury compensation awards. We are able to advise you on the need for a trust, its creation, administration, taxation and wind up.

Prettys is a member of Galexy, the international association of lawyers.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom Top Tier 2016"Clients receive ‘excellent service from everyone involved’ at ‘friendly local firm’ Prettys, whose ‘approachable, friendly and welcoming’ team attracts praise for providing ‘detailed, considered and very client-focused advice’.  Typical of the firm’s caseload was Hodge’s work on a personal injury trust valued at more than £4m, which included the management of a difficult relationship between the trustee and the beneficiary"

Legal 500 2017

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us.

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Zöe Hodge

Partner and Head of Estates

e zhodge@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298304

Mary Felgate

Secretary

e mfelgate@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298364

Zöe Hodge

"diligent, thorough and determined to get the best result"

Legal 500 2017

 

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:

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Laura Parker

Solicitor

e lparker@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298290

Laura Parker

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. 

Recent work:

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Katrina Drake

Trainee Solicitor

e kdrake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298257

Katrina Drake

Katrina graduated with a Law LLB (Hons) degree in 2012 with Anglia Ruskin University, and continued her education there by undertaking the Legal Practice Course.

Whilst studying, Katrina worked as a Legal Administrator within a legal services company, specifically dealing with trusts and estate administration, where she gained almost four years worth of legal experience.

Katrina joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2017 and is currently undertaking her first seat within the firm’s Corporate department.

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