Partners: Richard Jacklin, Notary Public, Susan Malthouse BA

Legal Assistant: Dorothy M Alker

We are committed to Private Client work, and to offering our clients our skills and experience at a specialist level, particularly in the areas of tax and estate planning.

All members of the firm share the same philosophy:-

To carry out our work to the highest levels of expertise and competence.

To be responsive to the needs of our clients and to offer personal service and availability.

To maintain our professional standards with integrity and reliability.

In 2000 Richard Jacklin & Co were awarded the LEXCEL quality mark, given by the Law Society to practices that have been independently assessed as having achieved the Law Society's Practice Management Standards.  This award recognises the efficient administration of our practice and the high quality of our client service and case management.

Richard Jacklin

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1971, and for 15 years was a partner with Gair Roberts Hurst & Walker, a long established Liverpool practice with a respected reputation for Probate and Trust work.  He then joined Davis Wallis Foyster, one of the largest firms of commercial lawyers in the North West, where he was head of the Private Client Department; his work included Estate Planning and tax advice to business clients and family companies.  In 1993 he set up his own practice in Southport.  In 2001 he was appointed as a member of the Receiver's Panel of the Public Guardianship Office. 

Richard Jacklin

Susan Malthouse

Susan Malthouse qualified as a Solicitor in 1976 after teaching English for some years.  She was a lecturer in law and subsequently joined Dodds Ashcroft a well known Liverpool practice where she specialised in Wills, Probate and Trusts.  Following a merger she was a senior Solicitor in the Private Client Department at Davies Wallis Foyster, one of the largest firms in the North West until she joined Richard Jacklin in 2002 in order to offer a more personal service to clients.

Susan Malthouse

Dorothy Alker

Dorothy has worked with Richard Jacklin since 1986, following experience in the fields of banking and motor finance.  After qualifying as an Associate Legal Executive, she dealt with the administration of estates and personal tax work, and she now manages the firm's office systems and accounts.

Dorothy Alker


  • Wills and Probate
     Making a Will
     Probate/Administering an Estate

  • Estate Planning
    Inheritance Tax (IHT)
    Business and Farming Interests

  • Tax
    Income Tax
    Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

  • Caring for Others
    Powers of Attorney/Court Protection
    Community Care

  • Property
    Gifts and Trusts

  • Charity Law


Richard Jacklin & Co.
38 Hoghton Street

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01704 500024


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