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Clare Nicolle

Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Non-contentious Trusts Landed Estates Estate Planning

Company: Preston Legal

Location: St Helier, Jersey

Citywealth rating

4.57143
Average: 4.6 (7 votes)
Fee Level:
4.42857
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.57143
Average: 4.6 (7 votes)
Communications Skills
4.714285
Average: 4.7 (7 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.57143
Average: 4.6 (7 votes)
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Peer review:

Clare of Voisins is our "go to" professional specialist for our international clients who have assets within Jersey

Gina Margaret Fairfax    Bishop & Sewell LLP   
07 May 2021

Private client review:

I live in the United States and needed to recover funds my deceased parents had held at Barclays Bank in Jersey. Over the course of two years, I received conflicting information from Barclays about what I needed to provide them in order to recover these funds. Fed up, I contacted several solicitors in Jersey for help. Clare Nicole at Voisin Law offered the most clear and complete outline of the process, along with the most reasonable fees. Furthermore, she communicated respectfully and patiently throughout a year long delay while I tried to get accurate information from Barclays about the status of documents I had sent them. The Covid crisis the brought further delays. Throughout it all, Ms. Nicole was a reasonable and reassuring voice, and it was a great relief when she stepped in to finalize the recovery of the funds. Over the course of several months, she kept me informed of what was needed, where we were in the process, and answered all questions promptly and completely. She was a pleasure to work with, highly effective, and I enthusiastically recommend her services.

30 Apr 2021

Private client review:

Thank you for your assistance and excellent service, it is greatly appreciated. We will definitely use your Firm in future.

29 Oct 2019

Private client review:

From a client perspective, Clare’s knowledge and professional skills coupled with her natural ability to communicate at just the right level, made the whole process much more bearable.

June Stead    Jersey Business   
28 Nov 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Clare for over five years dealing with estate and probate issues. Clare is highly professional whilst sensitively helping clients through this sometimes difficult field. She adopts pragmatism as well as experience on complex matters.

15 Feb 2018

Peer review:

Clare is highly professional and well regarded in her area of expertise. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare to local and international clients, intermediaries and introducers.

Mo Baluchi    Quilter Cheviot   
24 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare is our go-to person where we need advice on Jersey estate and probate issues. She is very adept at breaking down the problem and providing concise and user-friendly advice. She is a pleasure to work with and has a tremendous amount of knowledge in this field.

James Hardaker    Stevens & Bolton LLP   
23 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare is fantastic at making things happen for our clients and great at coming up with creative solutions. Nothing is too much trouble and I would recommend her without hesitation.

Anna Parker    Foot Anstey   
05 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare provides excellent advice and service, an excellent business developer, technically strong but with a personal and practical approach.

04 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare has assisted a number of clients I have introduced over the years. She has a fantastic understanding of estate planning matters which she conveys to clients in a friendly and professional manner. Feedback from my clients has always been positive which means I will continue to refer clients to her.

Nic Butt    RBC Jersey   
29 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Clare for a number of years in my capacity as a wealth manager. She is a delight to work with. Clare has always exuded a great sense of professionalism, proud in her capacity and extremely knowledgeable in her chosen field. She remains my go-to for all things wills and estates.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare has assisted me with both personal and client matters. She has a unique ability to deal with the most difficult of topics in a very pragmatic and sensible way. I would not hesitate to recommend Clare to my friends and clients for legal advice on family law and probate matters.

Richard Hughes    Brooks Macdonald   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare has been incredibly helpful to both myself and my clients with complex estate planning needs. She is able to articulate her advice in such a way that clients find her both approachable and easy to understand.

Clair Molton    Advisa Financial Services   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I am a partner in a UK law firm and Clare is our number 1 choice of lawyer for assistance with Wills, probate and succession work in Jersey. She has gone out of her way to assist with our matters on a number of occasions and always deals with matters promptly and cost-efficiently. I heartily recommend her.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I have been referring my clients to Clare for the last 12 months and have always found her to be knowledgeable and very helpful. More importantly, my clients have also commented very favourably regarding the service that Clare has provided and I would have no hesitation in recommending Clare going forward.

Jason Mill    Advisa Financial Services   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare is fantastic. She combines a deeply professional approach with a kind, caring and calm manner. I would highly recommend her.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I have dealt with Clare for several years now and I have always found her to be efficient, helpful and knowledgeable, an all round excellent professional who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare is a trusted Intermediary who has assisted my clients with Jersey Wills and Probate matters in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. Feedback from clients has always been positive, which enhances our collective reputation as trusted advisors.

Martin Carolan    Royal Bank of Canada ( Channel Islands) Ltd   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare is absolutely fantastic and I never hesitate to refer any of my clients to her. She is efficient, personable and extremely knowledgeable. She is my go-to lawyer for any matters in Jersey.

Natalie Payne    Mackrell Turner Garrett   
28 Sep 2017

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Average client size: Under £5 million

Fixed fee offering: No

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Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Peer review:

Clare of Voisins is our "go to" professional specialist for our international clients who have assets within Jersey

Gina Margaret Fairfax    Bishop & Sewell LLP   
07 May 2021

Private client review:

I live in the United States and needed to recover funds my deceased parents had held at Barclays Bank in Jersey. Over the course of two years, I received conflicting information from Barclays about what I needed to provide them in order to recover these funds. Fed up, I contacted several solicitors in Jersey for help. Clare Nicole at Voisin Law offered the most clear and complete outline of the process, along with the most reasonable fees. Furthermore, she communicated respectfully and patiently throughout a year long delay while I tried to get accurate information from Barclays about the status of documents I had sent them. The Covid crisis the brought further delays. Throughout it all, Ms. Nicole was a reasonable and reassuring voice, and it was a great relief when she stepped in to finalize the recovery of the funds. Over the course of several months, she kept me informed of what was needed, where we were in the process, and answered all questions promptly and completely. She was a pleasure to work with, highly effective, and I enthusiastically recommend her services.

30 Apr 2021

Private client review:

Thank you for your assistance and excellent service, it is greatly appreciated. We will definitely use your Firm in future.

29 Oct 2019

Private client review:

From a client perspective, Clare’s knowledge and professional skills coupled with her natural ability to communicate at just the right level, made the whole process much more bearable.

June Stead    Jersey Business   
28 Nov 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Clare for over five years dealing with estate and probate issues. Clare is highly professional whilst sensitively helping clients through this sometimes difficult field. She adopts pragmatism as well as experience on complex matters.

15 Feb 2018

Peer review:

Clare is highly professional and well regarded in her area of expertise. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare to local and international clients, intermediaries and introducers.

Mo Baluchi    Quilter Cheviot   
24 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare is our go-to person where we need advice on Jersey estate and probate issues. She is very adept at breaking down the problem and providing concise and user-friendly advice. She is a pleasure to work with and has a tremendous amount of knowledge in this field.

James Hardaker    Stevens & Bolton LLP   
23 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare is fantastic at making things happen for our clients and great at coming up with creative solutions. Nothing is too much trouble and I would recommend her without hesitation.

Anna Parker    Foot Anstey   
05 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare provides excellent advice and service, an excellent business developer, technically strong but with a personal and practical approach.

04 Oct 2017

Peer review:

Clare has assisted a number of clients I have introduced over the years. She has a fantastic understanding of estate planning matters which she conveys to clients in a friendly and professional manner. Feedback from my clients has always been positive which means I will continue to refer clients to her.

Nic Butt    RBC Jersey   
29 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Clare for a number of years in my capacity as a wealth manager. She is a delight to work with. Clare has always exuded a great sense of professionalism, proud in her capacity and extremely knowledgeable in her chosen field. She remains my go-to for all things wills and estates.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare has assisted me with both personal and client matters. She has a unique ability to deal with the most difficult of topics in a very pragmatic and sensible way. I would not hesitate to recommend Clare to my friends and clients for legal advice on family law and probate matters.

Richard Hughes    Brooks Macdonald   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare has been incredibly helpful to both myself and my clients with complex estate planning needs. She is able to articulate her advice in such a way that clients find her both approachable and easy to understand.

Clair Molton    Advisa Financial Services   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I am a partner in a UK law firm and Clare is our number 1 choice of lawyer for assistance with Wills, probate and succession work in Jersey. She has gone out of her way to assist with our matters on a number of occasions and always deals with matters promptly and cost-efficiently. I heartily recommend her.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I have been referring my clients to Clare for the last 12 months and have always found her to be knowledgeable and very helpful. More importantly, my clients have also commented very favourably regarding the service that Clare has provided and I would have no hesitation in recommending Clare going forward.

Jason Mill    Advisa Financial Services   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare is fantastic. She combines a deeply professional approach with a kind, caring and calm manner. I would highly recommend her.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

I have dealt with Clare for several years now and I have always found her to be efficient, helpful and knowledgeable, an all round excellent professional who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare is a trusted Intermediary who has assisted my clients with Jersey Wills and Probate matters in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. Feedback from clients has always been positive, which enhances our collective reputation as trusted advisors.

Martin Carolan    Royal Bank of Canada ( Channel Islands) Ltd   
28 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Clare is absolutely fantastic and I never hesitate to refer any of my clients to her. She is efficient, personable and extremely knowledgeable. She is my go-to lawyer for any matters in Jersey.

Natalie Payne    Mackrell Turner Garrett   
28 Sep 2017

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Acting as executor to a high value estate

Acting as executor to a high value estate alongside another law firm who dealt with the English estate. The estate held significant share holdings in Jersey which included the necessity to consider UK tax aspects of the estate. Thanks to prior estate planning the Jersey Estate was utilised to settle UK tax liabilities. Value of the deal is £3.5 million (the Jersey estate).

Administering insolvent estate

Administering the high profile estate of a local businessman. The estate, which was insolvent, pursued a cause of action against the former curator (guardian) of the deceased who, it was argued, had been negligent in his management of the deceased’s assets that have been depleted from c.£19m to assets of a nominal value at date of death. A number of court applications have been made and the administration is set against the background of large liabilities and inter-familial conflict.

 

Advising the family of a deceased HNWI who left a £15m estate and assets in Jersey

Advising the family of a deceased gentleman who died domiciled in a high risk jurisdiction leaving shares in a Jersey company holding substantial London property. The administration of the estate, which was valued at over £15 million has been complicated by divisions in the family (the deceased left three wives all of which had children) which led to a significant delay in the application for the Grant of Letters of administration. During that period the regulatory environment has shifted adding layers of compliance and complication and the UK IHT regime has changed. Further estate planning is being undertaken for the heirs.