Susan Young

Senior Associate


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'First class'

Legal 500 [UK 2021]


Susan joined Birketts in October 2012 and is a Senior Associate in our Private Client Advisory Team.

Susan deals with UK succession and tax planning, involving wills, trusts, probate applications, powers of attorney and deputyships. She also acts regularly for several large UK and non-UK trust companies to advise and assist them in trust management.

Susan is based in our Chelmsford office.

Susan is on parental leave.

Other Information

Susan is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is Secretary of the STEP Essex committee, having previously served as Chair for the permitted term. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2010.

Susan is ranked and named as an 'Associate to Watch' by Chambers High Net Worth [UK 2021]. In the previous edition a wealth advisor notes "She was at all times very prompt and clear in servicing the work necessary". 

The "first class" Susan is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2021]. Clients in this edition say:

‘I was impressed by the personalised response and ownership taken by Susan Young, once the work had been passed across to her. She was proactive at every turn and most importantly shared her movements (e.g. annual leave in advance) so that information exchanges were proactively managed so as not to undermine delivery efficiencies‘.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Rising Star        Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2021 - Susan Young           Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner