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Susan Bateson

Senior Associate Solicitor

Susan is a Senior Associate Solicitor with Lupton Fawcett based in the Leeds Office.

Susan has been working and advising in the area of Private Client Law for the best part of 20 years and brings all those years of experience to help her clients realise what they need to do. Her specialities include advising on Inheritance Tax Planning, Care Home fees, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates. Susan feels strongly that the most important aspect of her work is communication with her clients and in particular listening to everything that they say as the production of Wills or any other form of documentation is not a one size fits all commodity but is a bespoke service.


  • Drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Advising owners of businesses with regards to the Inheritance Tax implications and planning with regard to succession
  • Setting up and Administration of Trusts
  • Administration of Deceased Estates (probate)
  • Advising on the application of Care Home Fees

Career Milestones

  • 1984 Qualified as a Solicitor with Harrisons Solicitors, Leeds
  • 1984 Assistant Solicitor at Booth & Co Solicitors, Leeds
  • 1995 Assistant Solicitor at Simpson Millar, Leeds (responsible for the Private Client Department)
  • 2003 Assistant Solicitor at Walker Morris Solicitors, Leeds in the Private Client Department
  • 2006 Head of Private Client Department at Lee & Priestley, Leeds
  • 2007 Became a Partner at Lee & Priestley
  • 2012 Became a Director at Lupton Fawcett working in the Trusts, Wills and Estate Department
  • 2014 Became a Senior Associate Solicitor within the Private Client Department at Lupton Fawcett

What Others Say

Susan Bateson was very pleasant and professional. Susan was well prepared and able to fulfil our requirements. - Will Client

Susan Bateson was very helpful and very clear about what was required. - Estate Client

Thank you again for all your help. - Estate Client

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Leeds Law Society

When not at work

Away from the office Susan is a keen golfer, having been a member of Scarcroft Golf Club in the outskirts of Leeds for 25 years. She may occasionally be persuaded to be seen riding a bicycle on foreign soil but otherwise her interests revolve around watching films, reading and spending time with the family.

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