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Victoria is located at:

Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8EX
DX: 7623

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I recently instructed Lester Aldridge to act on my behalf regarding a family dispute matter. The firm and in particular, Victoria Jones who personally handled my case, proved to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and efficient at all times… Because of Victoria’s skill I had a very successful outcome to my case and I have no hesitation in highly recommending her and Lester Aldridge.Close quote
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From the initial meeting to discuss the background to my case, to the final positive outcome, I could not fault the professionalism and support I received from Victoria Jones and her team. At every stage of the process I felt fully informed and appreciated the sound advice which helped make an anxious and stressful time very manageable. I would have no hesitation in recommending the firm nor instructing them again in the future.Close quote
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We are very grateful for the expertise and effort you have put in to enable the outcome that has been achieved and have been impressed by the professionalism of everyone we have had contact with at Lester Aldridge.Close quote
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I can only say my experience with the team and mainly Victoria Jones, was excellent… There was never a time when following a telephone call, or letter from LA, that I didn’t feel so much better. I found the service efficient, advice factual and clear, but delivered with great empathy.Close quote
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At Lester Aldridge LLP, department head Victoria Jones specialises in contested will, trust and probate cases. She represents charities, care homes, families and private clients and has a particular strength in cases involving vulnerable adults, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Court of Protection.Close quote

Victoria is a Partner in our Disputed Wills, Charity and Dispute Resolution Teams.  She is an experienced litigator who has specialised in will, trust and probate disputes and contested Court of Protection applications for nearly 18 years.

Victoria also provides a niche legacy service for charities, which advises them about protecting legacy income.

Victoria also specialises in cases involving vulnerable adults, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Court of Protection cases.

She also co-wrote Remember a Charity’s ‘Guide to Professional Advisors’ for drafting wills which include charitable legacies.

Her clients include:

  • Attorneys
  • Beneficiaries
  • Care homes
  • Charities
  • Deputies
  • Executors
  • Families
  • Private clients
  • Trustees

Recent examples of work or case studies:

  • Representing two beneficiaries who stood to lose substantial legacies through a claim made against their parent’s estate. Settling the matter prior to the issue of proceedings, with no payment being made to the claimant and the beneficiaries’ legacies were unaffected by the claim.
  • Protecting a substantial legacy for a national charity by successfully defending a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Defendants Act 1975) and also managing any potential reputational risks to the charity.
  • Obtaining a court order to remove a problematic executor from an estate who had failed to progress the estate administration for several years. Also appointing a replacement executor and recovering the client’s legal costs from the removed executor.
  • Representing a spouse in a claim against their late partner’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Defendants Act 1975).  Obtaining the majority of the estate for the client and recovering their costs.
  • Advising a trustee in a complex trust administration case, seeking the court’s guidance and recovering the trustee’s costs

 

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