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Wilsons

ALEXANDRA HOUSE, ST JOHNS STREET, SALISBURY, SP1 2SB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01722 412412
Fax:
Fax 01722 411500
DX:
58003 SALISBURY 1
Email:
Web:
www.wilsonsllp.com
London, Salisbury

Peter Jeffreys

Tel:
Work 01722 427 758
Email:
Wilsons

Work Department

Wills & Trusts Disputes

Position

Peter Jeffreys is a partner in our charity legacy team. Peter specialises in charity legacy administration and the resolution of problem estates for charities.  He also acts for charities in Court of Protection cases. Peter has a special interest in dealing with cases of probate fraud for charities. Peter's background in private client work means he is uniquely well placed to advise charities and individuals on complex and problematic will cases. His combination of practical experience, and a sensitive and diplomatic approach, is much in demand. Peter chairs and speaks at our hugely successful seminar for charity legacy officers, which takes place in London annually in March, and was also a popular speaker at the firm's seminar for military charities in London.

Career

He qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and joined Wilsons as a partner in 2004.

Member

Peter is a member of STEP and the Charity Law Association, and is a speaker at our annual Charity Legacy Officers' Seminars and Armed Forces Charities' Seminars.


South West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Excellent across the board’, Wilsons has a particular strength in legacy work. The firm acted for the three charities (Blue Cross, RSPB and RSPCA) in Ilott v Mitson, the first-ever case considered by the Supreme Court under the Inheritance Act 1975. Key clients include Help for Heroes and Action on Hearing Loss (previously known as RNID).  Clients praise the team for its ‘neat balance of a depth of legal and charity experience, which is deftly applied to complex situations’. Head of the practice, legal director Gillian Fletcher, advises on all aspects of charity law and governance, including the restructuring of charities, breaches of trust and, increasingly, compliance issues. Fletcher, along with James Johnson are credited as ‘well considered, practical, prompt, timely, polite and completely professional’Peter Jeffreys focuses on charity legacy administration and the resolution of problem estates for charities, and has a special interest in dealing with cases of probate fraud for charities.

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