I help clients in two main areas of law, Wills and Administration of Estates.
I Joined Gotelee in 2001 after working for a national law firm for 6 years
Too many people never get round to making a Will, though they always mean to, but it really is a painless process! I have a down to earth approach and explain what a Will is all about in a way clients find makes it easy to understand.
I also help clients who have recently suffered a bereavement and need professional support through a difficult time. I help with probate and the administration of the deceased’s estate. This can be straightforward where the estate is uncomplicated. Sometimes it can be quite complicated, particularly where no Will was made by the deceased or there are taxation issues, but my job is to make sense of it all and complete the job.
“Melanie’s cheerful efficiency and thoroughness helped make an emotionally difficult process much more bearable. My mother was extremely fond of her and came to regard her as a good friend in a difficult period” P. Clark.
“Melanie was helpful, friendly, efficient and patient” Miss Scougall
“We have always dealt with Gotelee, it is important to us to know that our matter is being done properly. Thank you especially to Mel for all her help” Mr and Mrs V Closs, Ipswich
“My thanks go to Mel who made my experience reassuring and stress free” JR, Stowmarket
“It was just nice to be treated by helpful and friendly people” Miss L Smith, Ipswich
When I am not at Gotelee, I am kept busy with my family and home.
I look forward to meeting you and being of service.
"The friendliness of Sally Pryke making me feel at ease during the whole process"
"Always kept me informed of the progress"
"Helen Stuart was fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better solicitor!"
"Everything was dealt with in a compassionate and friendly manner"
"Pat's service is always extremely efficient and very approachable"
"Relieved that I could leave you to deal with the legal aspect of my late husbands estate"
"We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and sticking with us. You have been amazing and showed a lot of patience when dealing with this case and all for no reward for yourself, thank you."
- Dean Kentfield
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"I have used Tracey Hammond at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd