Jane Hucknall

Principal

Jane qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has spent a number of years successfully recovering millions of pounds worth of compensation for the people of North Tyneside in personal injury claims, including those involving long term care issues.

As care issues affect not only the disabled, but other vulnerable members of society, Jane chose to specialise in exclusively assisting the elderly with their legal matters. These clients and their families turn to Jane to help put their affairs in order and for advice regarding the protection of their assets in relation to any potential tax and residential care home issues. Jane seeks always to provide clients and their families with both an understanding ear and a practical approach to handling probate issues after death.

Jane regularly speaks at carers’ groups for sufferers of Dementia and Alzheimer’s throughout Newcastle and North Tyneside, maintaining a close relationship with both the Alzheimer’s Society in Northumberland and Age UK in North Shields. Her advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court Of Protection Deputyship Orders, Lifetime Trusts and Wills is highly regarded and widely welcomed by those at her talks. As a professional dedicated to the service of those who are elderly or vulnerable, Jane hopes to continue her work in association with both charities and extend her service to the wider community.

In addition, Jane has been instrumental in introducing a fixed fee pricing system to the Firm, which means that all clients can receive a quote for a fixed fee inclusive of VAT. The fixed fee promise aims to make the purchase of legal service as clear and simple as walking into a High Street shop for our clients. The approach which Jane has had to her pricing strategy has been forward thinking within the Law profession, with the SRA now making transparency in price a requirment for firms. 

In her spare time she enjoys listening to George Ezra whilst taking Logi Dog on long walks along Whitley Bay Beach. She also loves spending time with family, making the best BBQ's in the North East. 

News and media

  • News
    • Posted on May 22, 2017
      The phrase Dementia Tax is the one being applied to the Conservative Party’s proposals for the funding of Social Care, if as seems likely they are re- elected on June 8th.

      The current position is that a person going into residential care must leave their home to obtain the care they need and the care is very expensive. This justified the forced sale of the main residence. Thousands of people every month are forced to sell their homes to pay for residential care under the current scheme.
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    • Posted on May 22, 2017
      The phrase Dementia Tax is the one being applied to the Conservative Party’s proposals for the funding of Social Care, if as seems likely they are re- elected on June 8th.

      The current position is that a person going into residential care must leave their home to obtain the care they need and the care is very expensive. This justified the forced sale of the main residence. Thousands of people every month are forced to sell their homes to pay for residential care under the current scheme.
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    • Posted on April 11, 2017
      At the moment you can leave as an individual £325,000 free of inheritance tax – 650,000 as a married couple. From 6 April 2007 new allowance is being introduced which is often referred to as the main residence allowance. Initially the allowance will be limited to the first £100,000 of equity in your home, but will increase by 25,000 a year and by 2020 it will be worth £175,000 – or £250,000 as a couple.
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