Professional Values and Law Firm Culture
We are looking to form longstanding relationships with Eurojuris members to provide a joined up service to clients. We wish to partner with firms in the network who wish to look after our clients on international matters and for us to look after theirs on UK matters so that together we can complement each other and provide the clients with a complete service.
Susan is managing partner and head of our award-winning private client team and has over 18 years’ experience in private client work. Advising on all aspects of Wills, probate, tax planning and estate administration, she specialises in complex and high value estates and has a loyal following of high net worth clients in Hertfordshire and London.
The combination of Susan’s outgoing personality, natural warmth and exceptional legal expertise means that she is always very much in demand.
Expertise and professional education
Susan’s client base includes a variety of private clients and a number of high net worth clients based both locally in Hertfordshire and in London.
Her experience within the trusts and estates field ranges from ‘probate only’ applications for small estates right through to estates of varying degrees of complexity including those in excess of £5million.
She has experience of drafting lifetime trusts including family settlements, interest in possession trusts and discretionary trusts.
Susan’s experience also includes the fields of enduring powers of attorney, care of the elderly, nursing home fees, registration of enduring powers of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship work.
She is regularly appointed by her clients to act as their executor, trustee and attorney. She also regularly gives seminars to clients and referrers on Wills, tax planning and elderly client matters.
Susan is also a member of our healthcare sector group. She regularly provides training to care homes on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, care fees and estate administration for their staff, residents and families.
Susan studied Law at the University of Hertfordshire and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester. She completed her training contract with Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors in 2000. She became partner in 2005 and managing partner in 2018.
Susan is ranked top band in Chambers and Partners HNW 2019 and a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500 UK 2020.
To view Susan’s full profile, please click here - https://www.debenhamsottaway.co.uk/people/susan-glenholme/