Jessica is an Associate in the Tax & Trusts and Wills & Estates teams.
Jessica has experience in acting for a wide array of clients including wealthy individuals, business owners, vulnerable and elderly clients. She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and ensures that a client’s best interests are always at heart.
She assists both private and business clients with planning for the future through succession planning, the preparation of wills, the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney and the establishment and administration of trusts. Her work also includes dealing with probate and estate administration, registration of enduring powers of attorney and Court of Protections applications.
Jessica also has experience in negotiating NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC) claims on behalf of clients who have complex needs to help ensure that their care is fully funded by the NHS.
Recent examples of how Jessica has supported clients include:
- Successfully appealing a decision not to award NHS CHC funding, thereby saving thousands of pounds in care fees
- Varying the terms of a deceased’s will to prevent a residential property being transferred into a discretionary trust and ensuring that the estate then benefits from £1 million tax exemption
- Obtaining medical evidence that and an elderly client who suffered from Dementia had the appropriate mental capacity to amend their will and understood the implications of doing so