Victoria Cross joins Harrison Drury

Harrison Drury has appointed wills and inheritance expert Victoria Cross as an associate in its private client team.

Victoria has expertise in inheritance tax planning as part of the preparation of wills for business owners and high-net-worth families. She previously worked at Napthens for eight years.

She is a member of of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and undertakes estate and trusts administration and Court of Protection work.

Her appointment follows the appointment of Elizabeth Fletcher to the firm’s private client team.

Eve Carter, director at Harrison Drury, said: “Victoria is a welcome addition to our private client team. Her knowledge will further strengthen the specialist wills and inheritance advice we offer to wealthy families, individuals and business owners. Victoria will be working with our commercial teams to offer an enhanced service to our business clients.

“She will also support the specialist work we do with older clients, offering later life advice for HNW clients which complements the complex Court of Protection cases we’re involved in.”

Victoria's knowledge will further strengthen the specialist wills and inheritance advice we offer

Victoria, who will be based primarily at the firm’s Preston office, said: “Harrison Drury appealed to me because of its strong commercial presence in the region and the work it does helping business and property owners, and many others, to protect their assets for the future.

“It feels good to be part of the team and helping to guide our clients through some of the most important decisions they will ever make.”

Victoria, who lives in Lytham St Annes, attended King Edward VII and Queen Mary School. She went on to study law at Bristol University which also included a year’s study at the University of Gottingen, Germany.

As part of her legal studies, she attended the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to watch the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.