Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP) is pleased to announce the addition of Lawyer, Jane Adams (GCILEX), to our expanding, Legal 500 recommended, Wills and Estates Team.

Based in our Colchester office, Jane, who is a student member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and a Dementia Friend, will help TSP’s clients with all of their Wills and Estates needs, including:

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • The Administration of Estates (Probate)
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT) and Estate Planning

In particular she will focus on Trust work, and will assist Team Leader Fiona Ashworth (TEP) and Solicitor Aileen Hirst (TEP) with the development and expansion of this area of work.

Jane started her legal career a number of years ago, initially as a Legal Secretary, but for the last five years has worked as a Lawyer (GCILEx) whilst working her way towards becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx). She has passed her ILEx exams and completed the required qualifying employment to become a Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx) and is waiting for her  application to be processed. Once fully qualified Jane intends to start studying again and will work towards the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) qualification.

Jane says “My job is to find out as much as I can about my clients so that my advice is based on a complete picture of their circumstances. I really enjoy talking to my clients and going the extra mile for them whenever I can; this is what drives me forward every day. As a firm TSP puts the client at the heart of everything they do and this was one of the reasons I was keen to join the team. ”    

TSP Director and Legal 500 Leading Individual, Fiona Ashworth, said “I would like to welcome Jane to Thompson Smith and Puxon and the team. Jane is an experienced and welcome addition and I wish her every success in her new role with us. The team is very busy and continues to grow; Jane will be a great support to Aileen and I looking after the firms’ Trust clients.”