Suzanne Roberts

Director

Suzanne has been based in our Whitehaven office for almost a decade;  in April 2018 Suzanne was appointed a Director of the firm. Suzanne obtained her degree from the reputed University of Nottingham and returned to her West Cumbrian roots to continue her professional career.

Suzanne’s focus lies in dealing with commercial property transactions including sales, purchases and mortgages. This also includes dealing with commercial new build developments.  Suzanne has a repertoire of repeat clients who are impressed by Suzanne’s focus on concluding matters in a timely matter whilst ensuring legal matters are covered and her clients are fully protected.  Suzanne has experience in assisting companies,  charities and pension schemes in their property transactions to ensure any additional requirements are covered. All this is done in a clear and jargon free manner.

Suzanne is able to guide her clients in relation to leasehold transactions and at the outset makes a conscientious   effort to discuss and ensure terms are agreed to avoid delay and additional costs further down the line.

Suzanne also handles agricultural property matters and has  managed transactions for some of the largest farms in West Cumbria, Suzanne prides herself on ensuring that her client is fully informed throughout the process. Suzanne is highly respected by local land agents in this regard.

Suzanne acts alongside co-director Michael Sandelands and assistant solicitor Rachel Murphy in relation to wills, probate, power of attorney and deputyship matters. Suzanne is well versed in dealing with complex will drafting where perhaps family relationships are not straightforward or there are vulnerable beneficiaries included in wills. Suzanne often finds that she has forged such a relationship with her clients during their lifetimes that she is entrusted by  family on their passing to professionally and sympathetically manage their estates. Suzanne has experience in administering large estates with tax liabilities, complex investments and where tax reliefs are to be applied.

Whilst not in the office Suzanne can be found “at the stables” practising for her next round of showjumping; a look around Suzanne’s office clearly reveals her passion.

Specialisms include:

Commercial Conveyancing
Company & Commercial Matters
Domestic Conveyancing
Leases & Tenancy Agreements
Court of Protection
Wills
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Estate Administration
Trusts

Email

slr@goughs-solicitors.com