Susanne was assumed as a partner in May 2009 having joined Brodies as an Associate in January 2008. Since qualifying as a solicitor in August 1999, Susanne has specialised in private client work, an area to which she is dedicated and thoroughly enjoys.
Susanne advises on a variety of asset protection matters including wills, estate and succession planning, inheritance tax advice, formation, management and termination of trusts, charity law, powers of attorney, guardianship and intervention orders, planning for nursing home care costs and the administration of executries.
Susanne is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Trust Law (re-accredited June 2015), she is also ranked band 3 within the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide in relation to Private Wealth Law. Susanne is also a recognised specialist throughout the UK in setting up Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs). FLPs are an alternative tax planning vehicle to trusts and Susanne has been responsible for completing a large number of these for our clients, ranging from £1m to £45m in value. She has also contributed a number of articles in various publications on FLPs, as well as regularly speaking on the subject.
In addition to being a qualified lawyer, Susanne is also a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and of the Securities Institute. Susanne also tutored on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University for a number of years. She is a regular speaker at Central Law Training Conferences and is a frequent contributor to articles published in journals and in the press.
Susanne prides herself on delivering excellent client service. Working with the fantastic team at Brodies, Susanne ensures that clients are clear on all aspects of costs and timescales as well as ensuring updates on progress.
'Susanne BATCHELOR is a ‘safe pair of hands’ who ‘always looks for innovative strategies’ and is noted for her ‘excellent work ethic and great rapport with clients’
Legal 500 UK 2017