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. Jackson Barrett & Gass 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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- Senior Associate Solicitor
Nicola joined Jackson Barret & Gass 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.
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.
Mary joined Jackson Barrett & Gass in 1984 and became cashier in 2000.
Mary acts as front of house & is usually the friendly face greeting clients at the office. She also assists Sean & Ellie in their roles.
Outside of work, Mary enjoys watching Manchester City, gardening and cooking.
- Associate Solicitor
Natalie joined Jackson Barrett & Gass in April 2016 from another high street practice in Altrincham.
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 & also has extensive experience within Wills & Probate, which allows Natalie to deal with linked property work.
Outside of work Natalie enjoys socialising with friends & spending time with family.