Managing Partner, Susan Glenholme joined the firm 20 years ago this October as a Paralegal in our Family team. Susan qualified into our award-winning Private Client team in 2000, working with Head of Department, Nicholas Turner.
Nicholas comments: “I have seen Susan grow in stature from a paralegal through to equity partnership. Her rise to the top of the firm has been deservedly rapid as result of her ability to demonstrate a blend of personal empathy, with Partners, staff, clients and business contacts, a most impressive and analytical intellect and astute commercial awareness”.
Susan qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and became a Partner in 2005. Since Susan has been head of the firm’s Private Wealth, she has worked relentlessly to raise the profile of the firm and team, which was demonstrated when they won the Law Society Excellence Award 2015 for Excellence in Private Client practice and the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards in 2014 for Medium to Large Business of the Year.
Susan was unanimously elected by the Partners to be Managing Partner in May 2018 and was recently shortlisted in the Chamber of Commerce Business awards for the Business Leader category.
Susan is recognised by Chamber and Partners UK legal directory as the leading private client lawyer for the high net worth guide for the region. Susan advises on all aspects of Wills probate, tax planning and estate administration. She specialises in complex and high value estates and has loyal following of high net worth clients in Hertfordshire and London.
Susan comments: “It is a privilege to be part of a firm that has invested in my future and enabled me to rise from a paralegal role to the position of Managing Partner. I am very grateful to those who have supported me on this journey and proud of Debenhams Ottaway being the successful firm that it is today thanks to the loyalty, dedication and hard work of all of our staff”.
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