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Victoria Grogan

Victoria Grogan 

Group Partner | Jersey

International Private Client and Trusts

 

Overview

Victoria is a Group Partner in the International Private Client and Trusts team at Collas Crill specialising in wills, probate, estate planning and mental capacity. She joined the firm in November 2022.

"I am extremely lucky that my role and experience offers me the opportunity to foster strong and often long standing relationships with my clients. This in turn enables me to properly understand and support their requirements and advise on the intricacies of succession law at what may be a sensitive time."

Experience

Victoria has more than 16 years of strong industry experience, having led the wills and probate teams of two other large offshore law firms.

She has considerable expertise and interest in the succession planning and will drafting for, and administration of, complex and cross border estates. Victoria can advise on all aspects of Jersey wills, probate and mental capacity law for both local and international clients and acts as professional executor, delegate and attorney.

Victoria also regularly makes Court appearances in non-contentious matters such as applications to vary a will, admit lost wills to probate and forced heirship claims.

Victoria made the first Court application in Jersey under the Capacity and Self Determination Law for a statutory will to be drafted for a client.

Background

Victoria qualified as a Jersey Ecrivan in 2013 and then converted to a Jersey Advocate in 2017. She is recognised in Legal 500 and Citywealth as a future leader.

She regularly speaks at conferences and on webinars both locally and internationally, and has presented for STEP.

Victoria was also the contributing author for the LexisNexis practice notes on Jersey Wills and Probate.

Memberships

  • STEP
  • The Law Society and its succession sub-committee

My services
Contentious Wills, Estates & Probate
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We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all manner of will related disputes during what is often an extremely upsetting and distressing time for those concerned. We regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Contentious Wills, Estates & Probate
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We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all manner of will related disputes during what is often an extremely upsetting and distressing time for those concerned. We regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Guardianship, Delegates & Power of Attorney
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Depending upon your jurisdiction, guardianship, delegates and powers of attorney are useful tools in helping a party to deal with the financial affairs of another, whether that is paying bills, managing bank accounts or otherwise. If you need assistance dealing with your own affairs then a power of attorney may be appropriate. This will enable you to choose who can carry out any actions, and the extent to which they can take those decisions, on your behalf. If, however, it sadly becomes the case that an individual cannot handle their own affairs any longer then a guardian or delegate will be need to be appointed by the court to look after that individual's affairs. Whether you are choosing to give someone power to deal with your affairs, or you have a relative who can't deal with their own any longer, careful consideration needs to be given, and advice sought, to decide what route is most appropriate.

Private Client
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As global legislation, regulation and taxation constantly change and become more complex, it has never been more important to make long-term plans to secure your future, the future of your family or your business. We cut through the legal jargon to provide clear, practical advice when you most need it and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face so that you can rest assured you and your family are in safe hands at every step of the way.

Probate & Estate Administration
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When executors, family or friends of a deceased need to get access to assets held by their loved one, they may be asked to produce a document commonly referred to as a 'grant of probate'. A grant of probate means that an individual is given the right, by the relevant court, to deal with a deceased's estate. The deceased may have left a will or may have died intestate (without a will). It might be the case that probate has already been obtained in another jurisdiction and that a separate grant of probate needs to be obtained in Guernsey or Jersey. This can be an unfamiliar and stressful process. At Collas Crill we have many years' experience in making these types of applications. We are able to assist in simply obtaining the grant of probate, can arrange release and payment of the Channel Island assets to the relevant person, or deal with the full administration of an estate depending on your requirements.

Wills & Estate Planning
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Planning for the future is something that people often don't like to think about however it is one of the most important things that you should do during your lifetime. Whether you need simple Wills put in place or more complex estate structuring, our experienced and approachable team can help you organise and plan your affairs for the immediate and longer term future. We work hard to guide you through any issues of concern to ensure that you reach a position where you feel reassured that you are clear as to what will happen to your assets, and the ones you leave behind, in the future.

Wills, Probate & Estate Planning
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Managing wealth, asset preservation, planning for succession and inheritance, and writing wills can be a complex and difficult experience. It's important to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and your family and successors lifestyles are maintained. We have experts in a number of jurisdictions to assist with wills, succession planning, inheritance matters and probate.

News 16 Nov 2022

Victoria Grogan joins Collas Crill

Collas Crill has appointed Victoria Grogan as Group Partner in its International Private Client and Trusts (IPCT) team in Jersey.Victoria advises on all aspects of Jersey...

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