Jessica Shale


Jessica Shale

Associate - Private Client Services


Firm Trained With

EMD Law LLP / MW Solicitors

Languages Spoken



I am currently an Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and am training with them to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Private Client services.  I am also an Associate member of the Society of Will Writers.

I started my Private Client career in 2013 when I joined a Will Writing company as a Trainee Will Writer.  After discovering a passion for helping clients achieve their wishes and a real interest in each client's individual circumstances, I realised that I would like to pursue Will Writing under a legal profession, study for the same and specialise in all other aspects of Private Client work too.  It was at this time that I was introduced to the studying board of CILEx and began my learning with them.  I also began working for a solicitors, enabling me to broaden my knowledge in the Private Client department and act for clients under a much wider range of services.

After two years of working with EMD Law LLP, I was given the opportunity to work with MW Solicitors, to continue to broaden my knowledge in the Private Client sector and achieve my career goal of helping every client under every aspect of Private Client Services.

I pride myself in the personal service and empathy I provide to my clients and it is very important to me that they feel supported and understood throughout matters that can be incredibly sensitive and difficult for them.

After beginning my journey just writing Wills, I am now able to offer my clients the following services with the appropriate advice within the legal profession:

  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyships
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Probate

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Affiliate member of CILEx
  • In 2019 I was nominated for MW Solicitors Private Client Fee Earner of the Year and am striving to win this award at our 2020 awards
  • Associate member of The Society of Will Writers
  • Member of BNI F1

Work in the Community / Pro Bono Work

  • I frequently engage in Charitable Will Writing Schemes.
  • I have a working relationship with Chestnut Tree House and have raised money for them in the past.
  • I have begun a working relationship with St Wilfred’s Hospice and am looking to raise money for them over the next few months.
  • I am about to begin a working relationship with Care for the Carers East Sussex and assist them with supporting carers in the area.
  • I participate in the annual Eastbourne and Brighton Legal Walks, raising money for their local Citizens Advice Bureau’s.
  • I have also engaged in The Children’s Respite Trust’s charity events, raising money for them.

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