Experience and Background

Jennifer is an experienced contentious probate and trusts specialist. She is ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) qualified and has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients in Will disputes, claims against Estates, challenges to Will validity and issues arising from the administration of Trusts. Jennifer has also represented clients in a rare Presumption of Death application.

As well as acting for Executors or Trustees and beneficiaries in Wills and Trusts disputes, Jennifer has been appointed as Trustee on a number of multi-million pound Trusts and can act as an Independent Administrator or Trustee.

Jennifer works with her clients to achieve realistic and pragmatic results, ensuring that disputes are dealt with as cost-effectively as possible. She has a wealth of experience advising clients in complex Wills and Estate disputes and has dealt with claims taken all the way to trial as well as those settled following successful mediation. Clients say she is “very clear, focused and helpful” and that her advice is “invaluable”

  • 2023 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner 
  • 2021 - 2023: Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2002: Wilson Browne, Partner
  • 1997: Wilson Browne Solicitors, Solicitor
  • 1995 - 1997: Smith Chamberlain Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor
  • 1994: Nottingham Law School
  • 1991- 1994: Leicester University

"Kindness and compassion while giving frank and concise advice has made the situation much easier for me to understand and cope with, thank you again.” – Mrs W

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