Jessica Stafford, Senior Associate
Jessica specialises in trust, probate and succession disputes, both domestic and those spanning multiple jurisdictions.
AboutJessica specialises in trust, probate and succession disputes, both domestic and those spanning multiple jurisdictions. Jessica has particular expertise in trust disputes involving Jersey, having worked there for two years prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys in November 2015. Jessica’s trust dispute experience includes claims involving hostile beneficiaries, applications to the Court for directions, and trustee removal applications. In relation to contested probate matters, Jessica’s experience includes claims for provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, will validity disputes, issues with estate administration, and applications for rectification and construction. She acts for a wide range of clients including beneficiaries, heirs, executors, trustees and other fiduciaries. Jessica also has experience in professional negligence disputes, with a particular focus on cases involving negligent Deputies.
Jessica is admitted to practise in England and Wales.