Steele Raymond continues expansion in Southbourne with appointment of contentious wills, trusts and probate lawyer

by Sue Adams, 10 December 2018

Leading Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond has continued its expansion in the region with the addition of a newly qualified contentious wills, trusts and probate lawyer to its offices in Southbourne.

Solicitor Jesamine Somerville joins the highly rated Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate team and follows a number of key appointments at Steele Raymond over the last two years.

Northampton-born Jesamine moved to Hampshire and Dorset 12 years ago and prior to joining Steele Raymond trained with The Waring Partnership LLP. She will be assisting in matters relating to contentious wills and estates (including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975), trust disputes and applications in the Court of Protection as well as personal injury and clinical negligence claims and matters relating to Education. Jesamine will be working closely with John Andrews, a specialist in all these areas.

Commenting on her appointment Jesamine said: “I’m thrilled to have joined Steele Raymond in Southbourne. The firm has a clear vision which revolves around its commitment to providing quality legal advice to clients in any challenges they face. Not only is the firm extremely well regarded in the legal profession across the region, but further afield in relation to their specialist tax and trust work.”

Jesamine continued: “Southbourne is such a vibrant area and being at the heart of the community is something that we take great pride in.”

Commenting on Jesamine’s arrival, Head of Private Client at Steele Raymond Sue Adams said: "We are delighted to welcome Jesamine to our private client team in Southbourne. Her assistance across a broad spectrum of private client areas is something that will add an additional layer of support to our valued clients, in what can be complex and emotional times. We have a thriving team across the each of our offices and Jesamine’s appointment complements the wider private client services offered in Southbourne."

As a team Steele Raymond specialise in Disputed Wills, Probate and Trust matters. For further information please contact a member of our Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate team or call 01202 983300.

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