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Jacqueline Almond


Jacqueline is a partner in the Private Client group and leads the Wills, Trusts and Probate team.

Jacqueline specialises in:

Jacqueline holds a large number of appointments as deputy, attorney, trustee and executor. She works closely with our Personal Injury team, in particular where clients have an acquired brain injury and a deputy is required. She also acts as litigation friend for individuals with impaired mental capacity. She advises on the creation of personal injury trusts.

Jacqueline has acted in estates where, following a dispute, she has been appointed by the court as an independent administrator to replace the previous personal representative and to enable the administration of the estate to be completed.

Jacqueline’s niche strengths are estate planning including dealing with overseas assets, domicile issues and estates including businesses and farm assets. She also advises on provision for vulnerable beneficiaries by way of trusts. Her appointment to the new Office of the Public Guardian panel of professional deputies reinforces her experience and strength in this area of work.

Jacqueline speaks widely on issues relating to planning for vulnerable beneficiaries, lasting powers of attorney and tax planning. These include Mencap, Carers Bucks, Carers in Hertfordshire and Admiral Nurses as well as training to other professionals, including solicitors.

Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) fields 'a highly efficient' tax team that 'always responds promptly to queries and provides up-to-date and insightful information'.  It also works closely with the firm's personal injury practice to advise on deputy applications. Jacqueline Almond heads the practice and is 'particularly good at grasping clients' needs and always goes to great lengths to handle every request'".

Legal 500 in 2017 says:

"Practice head Jacqueline Almond is ‘a dedicated, professional and approachable individual’, who is ‘particularly knowledgeable when it comes to will writing’".

Legal 500 in 2016 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) progresses matters ‘smoothly and within agreed timescales’ and is highly regarded for handling cross-border intestacy matters and Court of Protection issues. Jacqueline Almond leads the team."

Legal 500 in 2015 says:

"Jacqueline Almond and senior associates Natalie Boorer and Joanna Mills are recommended in IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘superb’ team."

Legal 500 in 2014 says:

"The team of 15 fee-earners at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) specialises in high-value private client work, estate planning and management. Jacqueline Almond is recommended."

Chambers High Net Worth 2018 says:

"Jacqueline Almond is particularly known among peers for her Court of Protection work, with additional experience in tax planning and the use of trusts. Clients applaud her, saying that she 'is extremely professional, approachable, committed to providing excellent advice and service and always very helpful. She will go out of her way to respond quickly on all queries'. Another notes that 'she's got a very sound understanding and I've found her very approachable.'"

Chambers in 2017 says:

"Jacqueline Almond leads the firm's team and advises on both trusts and estates. She has expertise serving as deputy, trustee and executor and drafting personal injury trusts. "She's very approachable, knowledgeable and very good at explaining things to clients," says a source.""

Chambers in 2016 says:

"Jacqueline Almond of IBB Solicitors is "good at considering everything for the benefit of the individual," according to sources. She is a private client lawyer with a specialism in Court of Protection work, and a particular emphasis on elderly clients and estate planning."

Chambers in 2015 says:

"Jacqueline Almond is noted for her work advising parents of children with disabilities. She also handles trust and probate mandates. She 'explains technically complicated things in easy-to-understand ways, and is very approachable and easy to work with,' comments one source."

"She oversees contentious finance matters in the Court of Protection and is particularly experienced in making statutory will applications."

Chambers in 2014 says:

"Jacqueline Almond is highly recommended for her private client expertise. Sources say: 'We cannot fault her – she is a credit to the firm and to her profession. She is excellent at setting expectations with clients and always delivers on her commitments'. "

Memberships Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly

Panel appointment Jacqueline was appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s panel of professional deputies so that she may now be called upon by the Court of Protection to act as an independent deputy for an incapacitated person.

Career Joined IBB as a trainee solicitor, qualified 1997, team leader and made partner in 2003

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