Jennifer qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2004.
As Head of the Private Client Department, she specialises exclusively in wills, trusts and estate planning, probate and estate administration, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work. She has very sound knowledge in advising clients on all aspects of these matters, offering legal assistance at what can often be a difficult time for clients. She provides an understanding approach and a high level of client care.
Jennifer has practised in Aylesbury and South Bucks, building up excellent client relationships over many years.
Wills, codicils and estate planning – with significant experience in taking instructions for both wills and codicils, Jennifer also advises on trust arrangements for the protection of assets and estate planning generally. She advises clients on the best structure for their financial position, personal wishes and with regard to individual family circumstances.
Power of attorney – Jennifer assists clients in all services relating to lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) (both Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare) and registering enduring powers of attorney (EPAs).
Court of Protection – Jennifer has made many successful applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship Orders, deeds of variation and tax planning, and offers advice on the complexities of the process and the requirements.
Probate and estate administration – an experienced probate practitioner, Jennifer has knowledge on all aspects of the estate administration process, advising on taxable and non-taxable estates, completing and submitting inheritance tax accounts, preparing estate accounts and obtaining the Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration on intestacy. She also prepares deeds of variation and has experience in dealing with foreign assets and trust administration and “assets in lieu of tax” schemes with HMRC.