Susanne has been a partner in the Brodies personal team for 14 years and prides herself on delivering excellent client service. Working collaboratively with the team, she ensures that clients are clear on all aspects of costs, timescales and progress.
Her main areas of practice include trusts and executries, succession planning, including wills and inheritance tax advice , and incapacity planning with a particular focus on advising high net worth clients. Susanne is the trusted adviser for a number of high net worth families guiding them through their asset protection and succession planning. She specialises in cross border estates, representing individuals and assets all over the world and has a significant interest in the area of adults with incapacity. Her large trust practice includes personal injury and charitable trusts.
Susanne is based in our Edinburgh office.
Living Brodies' values
Working collaboratively with the rest of the team, Susanne makes sure that clients are always kept up-to-date on costs, progress and timescales.
- An accredited specialist in trust law and a member of ATT and STEP.
- Presented to STEP members in New York on Scottish succession law and Scottish limited partnerships.
- A recognised specialist in the UK for setting up family limited partnerships.
- Ranked by Chambers & Partners High Net Worth as Band 1 for Private Wealth Law
- Ranked as a leading individual within the Legal 500 Guide in relation to Personal tax, trusts and executries.
Susanne Batchelor is an amazing private client lawyer; she is very switched on and approachable.Legal 500 2024
She is first class. A lovely, personable individual who is the consummate professional.Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023, Private Wealth Law
Susanne is without question the best all-round solicitor that I have worked with. Her client skills, business acumen and service levels are unrivalled - add to that her excellent legal knowledge and she really is the first port of call for all aspects of private client law.Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023, Private Wealth Law
She's really attentive and has a fantastic welcoming personality with clients. Part of Susanne's skills is distilling complex arrangements into laypersons' terms and making my clients feel comfortable.Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023, Private Wealth Law