Jill qualified as a solicitor in December 2006 and joined Stephensons in January 2007 in the Wills and probate department. In 2020 Jill was made a partner. She is a professional deputy and director of Stephensons Trust Corporation Limited and acts on a number of high worth matters for clients suffering from issues affecting their capacity. She is supervised by Andrew Welch.
Jill studied law 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 and her PGDE at Bolton University.
Jill is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and is a Dementia Friend.
Areas of specialism
- Court of protection
- Powers of attorney
- High net worth estates and inheritance tax
- Estate administration
- Wills and estate planning
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 professional 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."
Jill is a Partner and manages the Wills and probate department at Stephensons. She advises private clients on a wide range of issues including Wills, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection matters and inheritance tax planning.
She acts on high net-worth estates and is also a court appointed deputy acting on a number of cases involving clients who have issues relating to their capacity.
Jill has provided expert comment on a range of related topics in national and regional media such as:
The Daily Mail - Should I change my Will when I move house?
Money Supermarket - Why everyone should have a will
She also has experience of commenting in specialist titles including:
Retirement Today - Court decision highlights the importance of making a will
50Connect - Gifting a property to your children
Mature Times - Proposed changes to the law of wills