Lincoln, United Kingdom
I am a Partner based at Bridge McFarland’s Grimsby office and I deal mainly with complex Wills, inheritance tax planning, Court of Protection (including statutory Wills and gift applications) and disputed probates.
I graduated from York University in 1992 with a degree in History and Politics before going on to do a PGDL and LPC at Nottingham Law School. Following this I carried out my training contract at a law firm in Scunthorpe, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. I joined Bridge McFarland in 2008.
1989 - 1992
History & Politics
“From entering the offices to finalising my account the service from Jacqui Johnson and her team was first class, professional, caring and above all they took the time to listen. I would recommend them to anyone, they are my number one choice. They made 'solicitor speak' understandable to a lay person and that was appreciated, thanks again for a job well done! ”
“I would like to thank Mrs J Johnson for putting us at ease and explaining everything to us in the best possible way. Her friendliness is very much appreciated. She gave us her full attention throughout the whole of the making of our will.”
“We are very pleased with the advice and service given, the prompt response to our needs and the friendly way we were attended to. ”
The firm acted on behalf of an elderly lady who was resident in a care home and had unfortunately lost her mental capacity. Many years ago she had written out what was described as a "Will" on a piece of paper which was found by her relatives when they were clearing the house following her move to the care home. However, because the paper had been signed by her, but not witnessed by anyone, it was not a valid Will.
A member of our Court of Protection team made an application to the Court of Protection for the court to use its powers to make a statutory will, which would have the same legal effect as if the lady in question had made it herself when mentally capable. She had a wide family and the eventual Will involved assets in excess of £2m and 13 family members as beneficiaries, who were spread across the world. The court heard evidence about her relationships with family members, her care, her finances and her own likely needs before approving the terms of her statutory Will.
Advising Families Across Generations
The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists