Joanna Longfellow joins JWP Solicitors to lead private client team

Joanna Longfellow joins JWP Solicitors to lead private client team

Yorkshire law firm JWP Solicitors has expanded its private client team with the appointment of Joanna Longfellow.

Longfellow (pictured) joins JWP Solicitors from MKB Solicitors as head of the private client department. She specialises in supporting and making a difference to older and vulnerable people and is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Her expertise lies with advising clients on their wills, lasting powers of attorney, trusts, Court of Protection issues, probate applications and administration of estates, later life planning, and inheritance tax. She was also shortlisted for the Private Client Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in 2019.

Gareth Long, one of four partners at JWP Solicitors, said: “Joanna has a great deal of experience in this arena, and with her addition to the team, our private client department is now stronger than it’s ever been.”

“We’ve seen increased interest in this area over the last year, as the pandemic has forced many to consider what measures they have in place for the future, so Joanna is joining at the perfect time.”

JWP Solicitors have served the Yorkshire community for more than 20 years, having been formed in 2000 at the site of a former wool stapler in Cheapside, Wakefield. Since then, the firm has continued its commitment to the Yorkshire region with three additional sites in Pontefract, Leeds, and Batley.

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