Jill Rushton

Wills & Probate Solicitor and Associate

Jill qualified as a solicitor in December 2006 and joined Stephensons in January 2007 in the wills and probate department. In 2017 Jill was made an associate of the firm. She is a court appointed deputy and acts on a number of matters for clients suffering from issues affecting their capacity. She attends across the Wigan and Leigh offices.  

Jill studied at Lancashire Law School and achieved a commendation in her LPC at Staffordshire University. Jill also obtained a Masters in Legal Practice at Staffordshire University.  

Jill is accredited by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Areas of specialism

  • High net worth estates and inheritance tax
  • Estate administration
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Court of protection
  • Trusts

Key cases

1)  Jill worked on bona vacantia matters referred to the department by the Treasury solicitor and acted to deal with difficult intestacies with estranged and divided families.

2)  Jill is a Court appointed Deputy and acts on a number of matters for clients suffering from issues affecting their capacity. Her most memorable matter who is still an existing client is for the recipient of an IPFDA claim following the death of her late partner. 

What do our clients say?

"I received a fast, efficient service in the preparation of personal papers. My opinion was considered, and I was offered - and acted on - good advice. Staff were considerate and professional."