Jo joined our Wills, Probate & Estate Planning department in February 2018 and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (ACILEx). She has worked in Private Client law for many years, gaining valuable knowledge and experience in drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, Obtaining Grants of Probate and Estate Administration.
Jo has successfully completed the CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice and is currently undertaking the Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive/Probate Practitioner.
She previously worked at Barker Son & Isherwood LLP from 2002 until 2018 where she started as a Legal Secretary/Assistant.
The responsibility of being an executor for someone you hold in the highest regard is a daunting prospect. Having a trusted sibling by your side helps but even with the simplest of wills, the process is a legal quagmire. That is where Gareth and Jo came in. What my brother and I were most impressed with was their professional integrity. They empowered us to do as much as we could and enabled us to understand the legal framework by explaining all the terminology in language we could understand. Face to face communication for us, is always our first choice but in a pandemic, this option was taken away from us but both Gareth and Jo navigated us through it superbly. I would highly recommend this team to anyone with the reassurance you will be treated fairly and with the upmost respect.