Peter Jeffreys is a Partner in our Charity Legacy Team. He specialises in charity legacy administration and the resolution of problem estates for charities. He also acts for charities in Court of Protection cases. Peter has a special interest in dealing with cases of Probate fraud for charities.
Peter’s background in Private Client work means he is uniquely well placed to advise charities on complex and problematic Will cases. His combination of practical experience and a sensitive approach are much in demand.
Peter qualified in 1991, and joined Wilsons as a Partner from his previous firm Henmans in 2004. He is a regular lecturer on charity-related issues and delivers courses on Wills, Probate and Charity Law for legal and other professionals. Outside work, Peter is a keen singer, and a Deputy Lay Vicar at Salisbury Cathedral.
Phone: 01722 427730
Partners in the Legacy, Wills & Trusts Disputes team
Phone: 01722 427 728
Phone: 020 7998 0425
Phone: 01722 427 677
Salisbury (primary office): Alexandra House, St Johns Street, Salisbury SP1 2SB
London: 4 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3AA
“Our sincere thanks for all your hard work and pragmatic advice throughout this long-running matter – and for securing such a fantastic result for our charity.”
With the largest team outside London, the team acts for well over 500 charities, ranging from the largest household names to smaller local concerns.
We advise on all kinds of disputes including Wills and trusts, lost or missing Wills, trust administration, the validity of Wills and Statutory Wills in the Court of Protection. We also act for charities in probate and the winding up of estates.
In addition to securing the maximum value available from each case, there are often charity compliance issues, not to mention the importance of reputational considerations.
We see the bigger picture and work closely with our charity clients to create the appropriate strategy in each case, whether that be setting aside lifetime gifts or transactions at an undervalue, applications to the Charity Commission and claims by or against executors, trustees or solicitors.
Whatever your issue, we can help. Speak to a member of the team for more information.