"I have never seen anyone who clients like as much as they do Lorraine. She makes such an impression on people and is very detail-oriented."

Chambers High Net Worth 2022

I’m a Consultant Solicitor in Michelmores’ Trusts, Probate and Capacity Disputes team in London.

My clients are often going through a very difficult period where they do not have closure after the death of a loved one. My aim is to simplify the process and the law, taking some of the stress away from them. I give clear, succinct advice without legal jargon.

My cases frequently have a cross-border element. I’ve led on a broad range of cases ranging in value from £100,000 to £60 million. My clients are just as varied as a result, from all corners of the world, and that’s what keeps the job interesting.

I particularly enjoy advising on disputes relating to art collections as the subject-matter is so interesting and tangible. Other areas that I advise on include: proprietary estoppel claims; variation of trusts; actions relating to trusts and estate administrations; claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and capacity disputes – capacity to make lifetime gifts, execute a Will, etc.

I am recognised as a Legal 500 Next Generation Partner and as “Up and Coming” with Chambers High Net Worth for Private Wealth Disputes. I was also ranked as a “Rising Star” in independent legal guide Chambers and won bronze in the “Future Leader – Partner” category of the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2022.

Recent experience

Advising a trustee in a complex multi-million pound breach of trust dispute involving trusts created in England and Jersey

Advising trustees on the recovery of a multi-million pound art collection from beneficiaries

Applying to the court on behalf of an executor to bless his decision not to pursue claims on behalf of the estate

Acting for an executor where the attorney misappropriated funds during the deceased’s lifetime

Advising an attorney where P does not have capacity to revoke the LPA and is purporting to appoint a new attorney

Jeffery, Lorraine