Jacqueline Almond is a partner in the private client group and leads the wills, trusts and probate team.
She specialises in:
- Court of Protection
- Lasting powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney
- Issues affecting the elderly
- Estate planning including wills, trusts and lifetime gifts
- Probate and the administration of estates
- Tax planning
Almond holds a large number of appointments as deputy, attorney, trustee and executor. She works closely with our personal injury team, in particular where clients have an acquired brain injury and a deputy is required. She also acts as litigation friend for individuals with impaired mental capacity. She advises on the creation of personal injury trusts.
Almond has acted in estates where, following a dispute, she has been appointed by the court as an independent administrator to replace the previous personal representative and to enable the administration of the estate to be completed.
Almond’s niche strengths are estate planning including dealing with overseas assets, domicile issues and estates including businesses and farm assets. She also advises on provision for vulnerable beneficiaries by way of trusts. Her appointment to the new Office of the Public Guardian panel of professional deputies reinforces her experience and strength in this area of work.
She speaks widely on issues relating to planning for vulnerable beneficiaries, lasting powers of attorney and tax planning. These include Mencap, Carers Bucks, Carers in Hertfordshire and Admiral Nurses as well as training to other professionals, including solicitors.
Almond joined IBB as a trainee solicitor, qualified in 1997, becoming team leader and then partner in 2003.
Legal 500 in 2013 says:
‘IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) demonstrates a “high standard of professionalism”, and advises on a number of high-net-worth estates. Jacqueline Almond is “approachable and knowledgeable”.’
Chambers in 2014 says:
‘Jacqueline Almond is highly recommended for her private client expertise. Sources say: “We cannot fault her — she is a credit to the firm and to her profession. She is excellent at setting expectations with clients and always delivers on her commitments.”’
Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly
Almond was appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s panel of professional deputies so that she may now be called upon by the Court of Protection to act as an independent deputy for an incapacitated person.
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This information was sourced from the IBB Solicitors website.