South Devon firm strengthens private client department
PUBLISHED: 17:49 22 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:35 20 February 2013
Hooper & Wollen has strengthened its already renowned private client department with the recruitment of a new lawyer. Susannah Bower specialises in the creation, management and termination of trusts and other issues.
Hooper & Wollen has strengthened its already renowned private client department with the recruitment of a new lawyer.
Susannah Bower specialises in the creation, management and termination of trusts and other issues.
She grew up in East Devon before studying law at London University. Susannah returned to the county to train with Exeter-based law firm Michelmores. After she completed her training and qualified, she was taken on by their private client department as an assistant solicitor where she specialised in wills, trusts and tax planning issues.
Susannah was one of dozens of lawyers across the South West to be made redundant in 2009, but took on a role as an academic writer for the Peninsula Medical School and Deanery, where she succeeded in having a number of articles published in the medical press.
She completed her STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) qualification in 2010.
Hooper and Wollen Managing Partner Chris Hart said: Susannah will be a great asset to our private client department which has continued to perform robustly despite the recent difficult economic climate.
I am delighted to be joining a firm with such a strong reputation over more than 140 years for excellent private client service, said Susannah. In common with the Hooper & Wollen ethos, I believe in providing my clients with accurate, effective and personal legal advice to help them plan for their own finances and those of future generations.
Katrina Vollentine, Hooper & Wollens Head of Probate, said: Hooper & Wollen has built its reputation by having highly skilled practitioners in the area of wills, probate and trust work over many years. Susannah brings the experience and ability that will complement our department ensuring our clients needs are looked after in the years to come.