Jessica HensonPartner at Payne Hicks Beach
Jessica is a private client partner at Payne Hicks Beach specialising in risks and disputes in relation to trusts and estates.
Jessica has accrued extensive trust and estates litigation experience both in England and offshore.
Jessica draws on her wealth of litigation experience to inform asset protection and estate planning strategies designed to avoid disputes in the future. She is frequently asked to advise on the establishment of trusts, pre and post nuptial agreements and Wills where there are particular risks or asset protection concerns.
Jessica has also built up particular expertise in advising trustees and beneficiaries on issues of trust law in the context of divorce proceedings – both in relation to proceedings in the Family Division and in the corresponding offshore trust jurisdictions.
Jessica is the co-founder ConTrA (the Contentious Trusts Association) which runs informative seminars and conferences for over 400 members both in the UK and offshore.
Jessica is described by Chambers HNW Guide 2019 as “standout in the high net worth space” and by Legal 500 2018 as “absolutely brilliant… she just knows this area of law inside out. She is just so on top of everything”.