Ms Gaynor Jackson > Ward Hadaway LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Ward Hadaway LLP

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.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The Newcastle-based private client team at Ward Hadaway LLP is led by highly esteemed Andrew Facer and continues to advise its diver client base on a range of issues from trust and wills matters, succession planning, inheritance tax and estate planning, including the administration of estates with foreign assets. Consultant Gaynor Jackson has particular expertise in advising charities in trust and estate matters of both a contentious and non-contentious nature, and is a recognised expert in advising the third sector, praised by clients as ‘a safe pair of hands with a wealth of experience.’ Associate Deborah Spence and solicitor Sarah Dove are also noted.

North > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Ward Hadaway LLP‘s Newcastle-based contentious trusts and probates team is jointly led by high-value claims specialist Martin Woodford, and charity trust litigation expert Gaynor Jackson. While Woodford operates at the intersection of professional negligence and contentious trusts, Jackson advises on the early stages of both contested legacies and claims under the 1975 Act. Solicitor Kerry McFarlane has a particular focus on disputes with a farming and agricultural backdrop, and managing associate Ashleigh Lavender has extensive experience acting on behalf of private individuals, families, charities and trustees in a variety of contested probate disputes.