I specialise in Private Client work and have over 13 years’ post qualification experience acting for a range of clients from business owners, farmers, high net worth individuals and retirees. I advise clients on a wide variety of matters including wills, trusts, tax/estate planning, powers of attorney and probate/estate administration. I enjoy a particular focus on succession and tax/estate planning for business owners and their families.
I have been recommended and named as a ‘Rising Star’ by multiple editions of the independent publication Legal 500 [UK 2020, 2021 & 2022]
I graduated in French at University College London (UCL) before studying law at the College of Law (London) while working at the International Shipping Federation in London, where I represented shipowner associations at the United Nations IMO and ILO. I then trained at a large regional firm based in Cambridge (with a London and overseas office), before moving to Suffolk in 2012.
Recent comments in Legal 500:
‘Very precise, detailed, client-focused, senior associate Richard Guy is recommended for his support of family-owned businesses.’ – Legal 500 – 2021/22
‘Richard Guy, who I predominantly work with, has a wide breadth of knowledge. When I introduce a client I have my own ideas of what they may need but he always does his job comprehensively, building on my straw man plan and putting the detail behind what is required and, more importantly, recommending a more appropriate course of action if it is the right thing to do.’ – Legal 500 – 2021/22
‘…Richard Guy (who is ‘on top of his game and deals with clients in their own language’) is recommended.’ – Legal 500 – 2020/21
‘Richard Guy takes a practical approach to his work and is very good at explaining things to clients in a way they understand.’ – Legal 500 2020
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service."
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"
"“ This is the second time we have used Tracey for the conveyancing to buy our new home. She is always completely approachable, she has helped us along the way with advice and useful tips that has helped lessen the stress. We have complete confidence in her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family”. - Peter Dawes, Cater Dawes Financial Planning "
"We were very pleased to have Jade working with us, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress."
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."