- Alternative Dispute Resolution Solicitors
- Challenging the Validity of a Will
- Charity Legacy Administration
- Contentious Probate Solicitors
- Court of Protection Applications
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Estate Disputes
- Inheritance Act Claims
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Mental Capacity
- Professional Negligence
- Proprietary Claims
- Trust Disputes Lawyers
- Trusts to protect vulnerable people
- Wills and Mental Capacity
"Lorraine Jeffery is building a strong reputation as a senior associate handling high-value private client disputes. (She) is said to be "efficient and good to work with," as well as being "focused, careful, a good team player and great on the detail."
Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2020
"A fellow lawyer says she is "really good; she is all over the detail, she is pragmatic and good with clients." Another market commentator adds that "she knows the cases inside out and is very on top of the law."
Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2019
Lorraine Jeffery is ‘able to marshal complex facts in a case and then produce a solid analysis of the potential problems’.
Legal 500 2019
Lorraine is recognised as "One to Watch" by Private Client Global Elite (2017 – 2021), an "Associate to Watch" by Chambers & Partners High Net Worth 2019 & 2020 and as a "Next Generation Lawyer / Rising Star" by Legal 500 2018 to 2020.
Lorraine is a Partner specialising in resolving disputes arising from wills, estate administrations and trusts. Her practice also includes proprietary estoppel claims, applications under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958, capacity disputes involving the Court of Protection and claims to recover lifetime gifts or transfers.
Her cases frequently have a cross-border or international element, and she has experience in cases involving Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, BVI, Nevis and Hong Kong, among others.
Clients include trustees, executors, beneficiaries, financial institutions, charities, attorneys and deputies.
Lorraine is a Legal 500 Next Generation Partner.
- Advising a lay trustee in a complex multi-million-pound trust dispute involving England and Jersey where it is alleged that the trustees acted in breach of trust in transferring the assets out of the purported trust.
- Advising a farmer in a proprietary estoppel claim regarding property which had been promised to him by his mother during her lifetime;
- Acting for a national charity in the recovery of missing funds following an intervention by the SRA into a solicitor's practice;
- Advising executors on how best to resolve issues arising from the poor drafting of wills;
- Acting for an executor where the attorney misappropriated funds during the deceased's lifetime;
- Advising trustees on the recovery of an art collection from beneficiaries;
- Acting on behalf of a cohabitee, whose partner died intestate, to secure a financial settlement under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975