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Ward Hadaway

Work 0191 204 4000
Fax 0191 204 4001
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Gaynor Jackson

Work +44 (0)191 204 4502
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Private Client




Gaynor advises high net worth individuals in relation to Wills, Capital Tax Planning, Trusts and Estate matters.

In addition, she advises charities in relation to trust and estate issues of both a contentious and non-contentious nature. Gaynor is a recognised expert in advising the third sector on trust and estate issues which are often challenging and require sensitivity and a measured approach.

Gaynor is a regular contributor of articles on trust and estate matters and is a regular speaker on trust and estate topics through the Institute of Legacy Management’s training program and an occasional contributor in radio interviews on behalf of the charity sector.

Gaynor has considerable experience gained by over 20 years advising on matters affecting individuals and charities including:
Advising trustees in relation to family trusts on the taxation implications of winding down and distributing assets and their various alternative options regarding the future of the trust to meet that family’s particular future needs;
Advising clients on the various options and merits of estate planning through gifting to preserve wealth and protect assets for the next generation;
Advising charities on legacy management and website content for legacy fundraising;
Advising several charities in relation to an attempted claim for provision in suspicious circumstances;
Advising several charities in relation to an attempt to disinherit them with a Will made in suspicious circumstances shortly before the testator’s death.

North: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Ward Hadaway provides a charities property practice and a charity employment practice, with experience advising registered and exempt charities and social enterprise clients on a range of issues, including governance, grant making, mergers and legacy management. The firm also acts for public, corporate and private sector clients in dealings with charities and social enterprises. Practice head Fiona Wharton has experience representing registered and exempt charities, as well as trading subsidiaries. The team also includes Gaynor Jackson, who specialises in advising charities on contentious and non-contentious matters related to trust and estate issues.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Ward Hadaway acts in a range of contentious trusts, estate and probate matters. Commercial litigator Martin Woodford has a particular focus on high value disputes involving financial mis-selling, as well as in pension and trust disputes. Also notable is consultant Gaynor Jackson, who advises high-net-worth individuals in relation to wills, capital tax planning, trusts and estate matters. In addition, Jackson works with charities in relation to trust and estate issues.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Ward Hadaway provides a broad range of advice to clients including corporate trustees, national charities, entrepreneurs and landowners. Practice head Andrew Facer has expertise in acting for entrepreneurial and landed clients, notably in succession planning through trusts and wills. His team includes Gaynor Jackson, who advises charities in relation to trust and estate issues.

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