Jenna Shows the Will to Succeed
After completing a two year training contract, Jenna Lloyd has been appointed as a fully qualified member of the firm’s Wills, Trusts and Succession team.
After studying law at St Vincent’s College while growing up in Stubbington, then Swansea University and working as a legal executive for two years, Jenna Lloyd joined Eric Robinson Solicitors after being offered a training contract in January 2016. Now, having gained experience working in the firm’s family law, dispute resolution and wills, trusts and succession teams, she is joining the latter as a fully qualified solicitor.
‘I am really, really happy,’ says Jenna. ‘During my work experience of the past four years, I found guiding people through making or amending their Wills, advising on Inheritance Tax and administering estates on behalf of those who have recently lost a loved one, the most rewarding. Eric Robinson Solicitors is a great firm with lovely staff and the clients I have met have been wonderful, many with truly fascinating life stories.’
‘Wills and probate is an interesting area of law because clients willingly come to put important documents in place, rather than finding themselves in a position where they have no choice but to seek legal advice.’
Jenna, whose record of her training has been accepted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, is now working closely with Associate, Richard Wallace-Lower between Eric Robinson Solicitors’ Portsmouth and Hedge End offices, advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills, Inheritance Tax and Probate Administration as well as preparing Deputyship applications through the Court of Protection.
‘Jenna is very hard working and has a sharp mind with a bright, bubbly personality that clients really appreciate,’ says Richard. ‘It is a pleasure to work with her and I am delighted she is staying with our team.’
And with her new status, Jenna is on a mission to raise awareness of the value of making a Will. ‘I am often asked to do home visits for clients that want to talk through changes in their circumstances and ask me how they should update their Wills accordingly,’ she explains. ‘The way I explain it is that a Will should go hand-in-hand with major life events, and be reviewed accordingly, to protect assets and ensure they end up where people want them to.’
‘Anyone with anything of value in their name or responsibility for others should have a Will.’