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Jenny Murphy (Head of Department)

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Position Overview

Head of Wills, Probate & Trusts department, based at our Horsham office.
Jenny was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 having prior to this gained many years experience as a fully qualified legal executive.
Jenny is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Sussex branch and is one of only 68 appointees to the Panel of Deputies maintained by the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian. Jenny joined Coole & Haddock in 1997 becoming an equity partner in 2002.

Coole & Haddock merged with Woolley Bevis Diplock to become Coole Bevis LLP on 01 April 2016.
Throughout her career, Jenny has specialised in private client work and now heads our private client department.

What I do and who my clients are

Jenny is a general private client lawyer with a considerable amount of experience on a wide range of private client issues including Will writing, probate law and practice, tax planning, trust and estate administration, Power of Attorney and Deputyship work.

My achievements and other appointments

Jenny has successfully negotiated with HMRC on many claims for agricultural property relief and a complex claim of proprietary estoppel thus reducing substantially the inheritance tax liability of estates.

Jenny has successfully been appointed to the Panel of Deputies maintained by the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian and has been a member since the panel’s inception.

...and finally

Jenny’s outside interests include gardening, music, films and entertaining