Meet our team / Tessa Whiskard
Partner in the personal planning team
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) qualified solicitor specialising in wills, trusts and inheritance tax (IHT) planning with a particular interest in helping elderly and vulnerable clients. I also advise in connection with lasting powers of attorney and the Court of Protection where clients lack capacity, acting as a professional attorney and deputy where required.
I seek to provide a professional but friendly approach to ensure that my clients feel as comfortable as possible and understand the advice given and the arrangements that they are making.
I enjoy providing talks to WI groups, Probus and support groups to highlight the importance of getting their affairs in order to make life easier for everyone in the future.
I am a member of STEP and also hold the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients. I joined Anthony Collins Solicitors following the merger with my previous firm Jobling Gowler Solicitors. I joined Jobling Gowler in September 2011, initially as an associate solicitor and later becoming a partner. Prior to this, I was an associate solicitor with a Stockport-based solicitor firm from May 2007.
- Wills and inheritance tax planning
- Lasting powers of attorney
- Applications to the Court of Protection
- Acting as a professional deputy and attorney for several different clients