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Voisin strengthens wills & estates team with new advocate

Emma Nicholson | 07/02/16

Advocate Clare Nicolle has joined Voisin law firm in Jersey. Advocate Nicolle has been appointed Head of Estate Planning & Capacity Team.

Clare Nicolle will be responsible for driving business forward in the probate department.

Advocate Nicolle’s practice focuses on estate planning for local and non-resident clients. She advises clients (including high-net-worth) on estate planning and drafting of wills, handles contentious probate cases, acts as curator (guardian) of elderly clients’ assets, and acts as tutrice (guardian) of minors’ assets.

Advocate Nicolle was educated at Beaulieu Convent School and holds a BA Hons from the University of York and a postgraduate diploma in law and Legal Practice Certificate from the University of Exeter. She qualified as an Advocate in 2008 and is a qualified Chartered Secretary.

Advocate Nicolle is a member of the Jersey Family Law Association. For leisure she enjoys time with her family and she is also a member of Amnesty International.

Nigel Pearmain, Partner, Voisin, says:

‘We are very pleased to welcome Clare to Voisin. This signifies a senior appointment for the firm and is an important part of our strategic vision for the future of the company. Clare brings a wealth of experience which will further strengthen the probate team.’

The wills & estates team can come into your office and present on the following:

Local residents

Why your local clients should have a will. Discussing how a Will is made; how Jersey law distinguishes between different types of assets; what your clients can and can’t do in their wills; and what happens when they don’t have a Will.

This presentation can also be given to staff about why they should have a Will. We offer a 10% discount for any member of staff who subsequently instructs us to prepare their Will. These sessions usually provoke lively debate about the quirks of Jersey inheritance law and whether they are still fit for purpose.


Why your non-resident clients should have a Jersey Will. A helpful guide to client facing staff setting out the advantages of their clients having a Jersey Will; the problems that can arise when they don’t have a Jersey Will and the probate process for foreign domiciliaries with assets in the Island.

The aim of the session is to provide the basic tools to client facing staff to enable them to discuss these issues with their clients.



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