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Suzanne Porter

Director

Department: Wills and Probate

Experience in years:

Over 15 years

Education:

Suzanne studied law at Lancaster University and then went on to obtain her Legal Practicing Certificate at The College of Law in Chester. She completed her training contract with a long established High street practice in Sheffield before going on to specialise in Private Client work at a practice based in Bakewell. Suzanne joined Wake Smith in 2017 to head up the Private Client Team. Her experience is in all areas of non-contentious Private Client work.

Main areas of work:

  • Probate applications and estate administration
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Drafting wills
  • Elderly client issues
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications

Great/notable stuff done at Wake Smith:

  • Suzanne acts as a Trustee in connection with numerous private and charitable Trusts - being responsible for assets valued in excess of several million pounds.
  • She was appointed as the first female deputy steward for the Wirksworth and High Peak Barmote Court on behalf of the Dutchy of Lancaster - being responsible for swearing in the jury in addition to other duties.
  • Suzanne regularly engages in public speaking giving talks to Local groups, upon the topics of Wills, powers of Attorney and Estate Administration. This is at no charge.
  • She also led the team to be shortlisted for the Private Client Team of the year award at the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year awards in 2018.

What client’s say about Suzanne:

"Suzanne Porter and Rachel Baseley have advised many of our employees on such delicate matters either at Wake Smith’s offices, Swann-Morton’s premises or in individuals’ homes, and have always been compassionate, understanding and patient in gaining an understanding of their requirements and wishes whilst delivering a solution in a professional manner. Their reaction has been very timely when required, which has helped to reassure the individuals and their families. We look forward to a continuing long-term and professional relationship not only with the Wills and Probate team but with Wake Smith as a whole." Mike Hirst - Swann-Morton

“Suzanne Porter is excellent, swift and efficient. This was all sorted in days – mightily impressed.”

“I am grateful to Suzanne for her efficiency, help and friendly, professional attitude.”

Out of work:

Away from her desk, Suzanne enjoys spending time meeting individuals and groups through public speaking engagements, talking about her private client specialisms, and over the years has developed excellent links and relationships with local communities.

Suzanne is also a keen runner and enjoys picturesque walks and reading in her spare time. Additionally, under the influence of a young son she has become adept at building star wars lego and can name a multitude of dinosaurs!!!!.

Recent articles by Suzanne Porter

Business Lasting Powers of Attorney
Licenses - what does your business need?
Lasting Powers of Attorney - the importance of proactive planning
Lasting Powers of Attorney for business owners 
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