Victoria Jones > Lester Aldridge LLP > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile

Lester Aldridge LLP
RUSSELL HOUSE
OXFORD ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH8 8EX
England

Work Department

Disputed Wills, Tax and Probate

Position

Victoria is a Partner in our Disputed Wills, Trusts & Probate and Charities teams. She is an experienced litigator who has specialised in will, trust and probate disputes and contested Court of Protection applications for nearly 18 years.

Victoria also provides a niche legacy service for charities, which advises them about protecting legacy income.

Victoria also specialises in cases involving vulnerable adults, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Court of Protection cases.

She also co-wrote Remember a Charity’s ‘Guide to Professional Advisors’ for drafting wills which include charitable legacies.

Her clients include:

  • Attorneys
  • Beneficiaries
  • Care homes
  • Charities
  • Deputies
  • Executors
  • Families
  • Private clients
  • Trustees

Career

Trainee solicitor/solicitor, Mustoe Shorter, 1999-2000 (one year training contract); solicitor, Lester Aldridge LLP, 2001-2006; associate, Lester Aldridge LLP, 2006-2008; partner, Lester Aldridge LLP, 2008 to present. Publications of note: Remember A Charity’s ‘Guide to Professional Advisors’ (co-wrote).

Memberships

Full member of the Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); Charity Law Association, Institute of Legacy Management

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

The client base of the contentious trusts and probate practice at Lester Aldridge LLP includes high-net-worth individuals, families, executors and trustees, and charities, including individuals based abroad. Team head Victoria Jones has a niche practice focusing on elder financial abuse and financial fraud involving vulnerable adults. The team also advises on contested Court of Protection applications.