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Clare Nicolle

Partner

Estate Planning & Capacity

Ready, willing & able.

She adopts pragmatism as well as experience on complex matters.

Approachable and honest.

Responsive and friendly.

Speed and accuracy.

Clare is highly professional whilst sensitively helping clients through this sometimes difficult field.

She is my go-to lawyer for any matters in Jersey.

Clare is a trusted Intermediary.

Efficient, helpful and knowledgeable.

Clare is fantastic.

Clare is our number 1 choice of lawyer.

Clare provides excellent advice and service.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter. I initially had some concerns about having a probate in a foreign country like Jersey because we have had difficulties in other countries, but working with you was great and you made the process very smooth.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Clare heads up the Estate Planning & Capacity team. She specialises in estate planning for local and non-resident clients, including complex Will drafting and succession planning. She also deals with many cross border and foreign estate.

Clare advises on mental capacity issues; drafting lasting powers of attorney and planning for old age.

She acts as delegate (guardian) for those who no longer have capacity to manage their own financial affairs and as guardian for minors who have inherited assets. Clare also advises on the registration of foreign powers of attorney and guardianship orders.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Clare qualified as an Advocate in 2008 and is a qualified Chartered Secretary. Clare is a member of the Jersey Family Law Association.

Clare is listed in the Citywealth Leaders List and Power Women List. She was shortlisted as Citywealth Lawyer of the year – IFC in 2019. Clare is the current chair of the Jersey Law Society Sub Committee for Capacity & Succession.

INTERESTING FACTS

Clare has undertaken a skydive for charity.

RECENT DEALS

Acted for the Executor in the case of Crill (as Executor of the Movable Estate of D. Hickman) v. Alpha Asset Finance (C.I.) Limited & Others, which case led to the formulation of a common law process for insolvent estates.

Acted for the Executrix in a case where the testator was unable to sign his will and instructed another to sign on his behalf. This case led to a change with the law and the adoption of the Signing of Instruments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Law of June 2018.

Has appeared in the Royal Court to successfully defend the imposition of caveats on foreign estates.

Has appeared in the Royal Court to successfully argue the unintentional revocation of a Will covering assets in Jersey.

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