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Louise Igoe

Partner

T: 01789 206156

E: louise.igoe@lodders.co.uk

I joined Lodders as a trainee in 2003 and have only ever worked here. I am Lodders born and bred!

I qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and am now a partner in the private client department specialising in wills, probate and estate planning. I act for a broad range of clients assisting them with the succession of their estates which can include farming estates and also family businesses. I have experience in dealing with complex probate matters involving high value probates and negotiating with HMRC in estates involving claims for agricultural and business property relief.

I am also the newly appointed partner in charge of IT and am working to improve our IT systems across the firm with a view to making us more accessible to our clients.

I am a full member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) and a member of the STEP Birmingham branch committee; I sit on the main committee and also the technical committee.

What do you most enjoy about your job?

Working with a variety of clients and assisting them when making what can be difficult decisions about planning for the future.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Work! I am really enjoying my new role as equity partner as it gives me the opportunity to get involved in running the business alongside my fee earning role as a solicitor. It keeps me pretty busy!

Any interesting qualifications?

I cannot say that I have any unusual qualifications. I studied Law and Criminology at Cardiff University and graduated with First Class Honours. Criminology was interesting to study although I decided early on that life as a criminal lawyer wasn’t for me! When I decided that I wanted to be a solicitor, I obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and to further my knowledge in my field, completed the STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Diploma after qualifying as a solicitor.

Any interesting personal achievements?

I ran an 11k trail run in Keswick which was challenging! Aside from that, I am proud to have become the youngest ever partner at Lodders and to have progressed to equity partner status at such an early stage of my career.

Pleasant, helpful and very efficient

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