Advocates Clare Nicolle and Estelle Burns have joined Voisin law firm in Jersey. Advocate Nicolle has been appointed Head of Wills and Estates and Advocate Burns has joined the experienced litigation team.

Both Advocates join departments with exemplary reputations both locally and internationally. Clare Nicolle will be responsible for driving business forward in the probate department; Estelle Burns will focus on litigation and non-contentious company and trusts matters.

Advocate Nicolle’s practice focuses on estate planning for local and non-resident clients. She advises clients (including high-net-worth) on estate planning and drafting of wills, handles contentious probate cases, acts as curator (guardian) of elderly clients' assets, and acts as tutrice (guardian) of minors' assets.

Advocate Nicolle was educated at Beaulieu Convent School and holds a BA Hons from the University of York and a postgraduate diploma in law and Legal Practice Certificate from the University of Exeter. She qualified as an Advocate in 2008 and is a qualified Chartered Secretary. 

Advocate Nicolle is a member of the Jersey Family Law Association. For leisure she enjoys time with her family and she is also a member of Amnesty International.

Estelle Burns is a Litigation Advocate with over 11 years experience. Since qualifying as a Jersey Advocate in 2009, she has focused her practice on general litigation and appears in the Jersey courts on a weekly basis in criminal and civil matters, the latter including professional negligence, debt recovery, personal injury, health and safety, construction, property, employment, and family disputes.

Advocate Burns is developing a specialism in health and safety matters and construction disputes. She has written articles on health and safety and the workings of The Health and Safety Appeal Tribunal.

She is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey, Barrister of England & Wales, and Solicitor of England & Wales. In her spare time she enjoys a range of sporting activities and holds a private pilots’ licence. She is also fluent in French and speaks conversational German, Spanish and Italian.

Nigel Pearmain, Partner, Voisin, says:

‘We are very pleased to welcome Clare and Estelle to Voisin. They signify senior appointments for the firm and are an important part of our strategic vision for the future of the company. They bring a wealth of experience which will further strengthen the probate and litigation teams and their specialist areas of expertise will be of great value to existing and future clients.’