Jessica Stafford#4300

Jessica Stafford

Jessica specialises in trust, probate and succession disputes, both domestic and those spanning multiple jurisdictions. Jessica has particular expertise in trust disputes involving Jersey, having worked there for two years prior to joining Charles Russell Speechlys in November 2015. Jessica's trust dispute experience includes claims involving hostile beneficiaries, applications to the Court for directions, and trustee removal applications. In relation to contested probate matters, Jessica's experience includes claims for provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, will validity disputes, issues with estate administration, and applications for rectification and construction. Jessica was shortlisted for Citywealth's top 100 future leaders in 2017 and 2018 and received a STEP Worldwide Excellence award in 2017.
Contributed to


Trust disputes—trustees' removal under section 41 of the Trustee Act 1925
Trust disputes—trustees' removal under section 41 of the Trustee Act 1925
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers the purpose and procedure of section 41 of the Trustee Act 1925 (TA 1925), which confers jurisdiction on the court to appoint or replace trustees in certain circumstances. It also considers alternative routes that may be available to practitioners and distinguishes between the applicability of TA 1925, s 41 and the court's inherent jurisdiction to remove trustees.

Practice areas


  • Student member of STEP and ACTAPS, Contra


  • Contributing Author


  • The University of Nottingham, History BA (2003-2006)
  • GDL and LPC, BPP Law School (Distinction)

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