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

Corporate trustees, national charities, entrepreneurs and landowners regularly instruct the team of specialists in tax, trust and estate matters at Ward Hadaway. Practice head Andrew Facer is noted for his significant track record advising landed clients on succession structures, and his experience in dealing with employee benefit trusts work. Consultant Gaynor Jackson is a recognised expert when it comes to assisting the third sector with trust and estate issues. Other areas of strength for the practice include international estate administration and Court of Protection applications.

North > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Ward Hadaway offers experts from the firm’s private client and litigation departments. Co-practice head Martin Woodford  focuses particularly on high value claims and has unrivalled expertise working at the interface between professional negligence and contentious trusts. Woodford’s counterpart, Gaynor Jackson, is known nationally for her expertise in acting for charities, particularly on the early stages of both contested legacies and claims under the 1975 Act. Noted associate Joe Kelley regularly handles testamentary capacity challenges, and is actively expanding his Court of Protection disputes practice.