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Sorcha McGillycuddy

Sorcha McGillycuddy  

Associate* | Jersey

International Private Client and Trusts

 

Overview

Sorcha is an Associate at Collas Crill and has experience in a range of private client matters. This includes advising on wills and tax planning, powers of attorney, administration of estates, and advising on the setting up and ongoing management of trusts.  

"I pride myself on building strong relationships with clients and providing clear and practical advice. "

Experience

Sorcha has experience in both contentious and non-contentious probate matters, high net worth estates with foreign assets and issues of domicile. Sorcha also has expertise in the administration of a variety of estates dealing with foreign assets, valuation of complex estates, calculating the inheritance tax due and advising executors on the requirements for varying an estate, as well as preparing wills, codicils, lasting powers of attorney, trust deeds and general powers of attorney. 

Background

Sorcha qualified in 2019 having worked and trained at a UK Top 100 law firm in London. As part of her training Sorcha completed seats in the family, residential conveyancing and private client departments. 

Sorcha obtained a MA (Hons) Business and Management degree at the University of Glasgow before gaining a Graduate Diploma in Law at City University of London. 

Membership

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

*Admitted in England and Wales

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.

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.

Trusts & Fiduciary
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We work closely with trust and fiduciary businesses and their clients to build strong relationships based on trust, confidence and a deep understanding of their priorities and needs. We have an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in the other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. We have associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection. We ensure that thought has been given to the composition of the team on every piece of work we do, and use our mix of skill and experience effectively.

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.

News 13 Jan 2023

Jersey expands IPCT team

Collas Crill's Jersey office has expanded its International Private Client and Trusts (IPCT) team. Led by Partner Kellyann Ozouf, the team has recently welcomed Group...

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