A Will or Testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the Testator, names one or more persons to manage his/her Estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property at death.This is usually done with a Wills Lawyer to ensure it is legally compliant. In the strictest sense, a “Will” has historically been limited to real property while “Testament” applies only to dispositions of personal property (thus giving rise to the popular title of the document as “Last Will and Testament”), though this distinction is seldom observed today. If you die without a Will (“Intestate”), then the law will dictate who amongst your relatives receives what, which may mean relatives you do not like or have not seen for years and is why appointing a Wills Solicitor can be of great benefit.
There is a common misapprehension that a Will is not essential for Husband and Wife as a surviving Spouse will receive the whole of the deceased’s Spouse’s Estate, but this is incorrect. The surviving Spouse will in certain circumstances only receive very limited benefits and unmarried partners do not currently even benefit in this way. JBGass are able to advise clients on a solution for their specific needs. We are experienced in handling matters from the simple to the complex in an efficient and friendly manner. Our service has been used nationwide, giving our Wills Lawyers a wide range of experience to draw upon.
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- Head of Private Client, Solicitor & Director
Nicola joined JBGass in January 2017. Previously, Nicola worked at a high street firm in Altrincham where she spent the last 10 years dealing with all aspects of private client work.
Nicola has completed all of the modules required to become a qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and merely awaits formal notification of acceptance to the Society.
She was granted STEP designation in April 2017 and ensures that the department works to the outlined standards.
Outside of work, Nicola enjoys playing netball, playing in 2 social netball leagues and spending quality time with her young family. She has also recently taken up running and has so far ran a couple of 10km events.
- Managing Director, Solicitor & Director
Natalie joined JBGass in April 2016 from another high street practice in Altrincham. After a successful 3 years with us, she became a Director in October 2019.
Natalie has gained extensive experience across two areas of law having practised a mixed caseload since qualifying. Natalie is proficient across the residential property spectrum and also has extensive experience within Wills & Probate, which allows Natalie to deal with linked property work.
She was granted STEP designation in August 2021 and ensures that the department works to the outlined standards.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.