John-Paul DennisPrincipal Associate
John-Paul Dennis was very knowledgeable and took time in explaining the advice in plain English. He also facilitated and coordinated with other professionals to obtain a quick outcome for our family saving valuable time and money in the process.Legal 500 2021
I now recommend him to my client base as I was impressed that he went out of his way to help me and my family in a very difficult time, with compassion not normally associated with the legal profession.Legal 500 2021
I worked with John-Paul Dennis and liked the way he was able to use language that enabled me to understand what were, to me, new concepts and approaches.Legal 500 2021
John-Paul works in the Wills, Trusts and Estates team based in our Liverpool office and deals with a variety of private client matters.
John-Paul is a private client specialist and advises on all tax planning, Trusts, Wills and probate matters, putting his client's needs first. He has a broad experience of working with clients from various backgrounds to provide advice in all areas of lifetime and post-death tax planning. He also brings to the team specialist experience of working with the Office of the Public Guardian and Court of Protection and advising clients on the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
John-Paul has a great deal of experience dealing with Court of Protection applications for people applying to become deputy to deal with family member’s affairs, other complex matters where a professional deputy is needed or further ancillary Court applications including Statutory Wills and Inheritance Tax planning for Court of Protection clients. John-Paul is a registered member of the National Association of Solicitors for the Elderly and is a professional trustee for various family trusts, acts as an attorney for elderly clients and has been appointed by the Office of the Public Guardian to act as a professional deputy for clients with varying capacity issues and/or safeguarding concerns.
John-Paul works closely with the firm's Owner Managed Business and family law teams and often with accountants, independent financial advisors and other professionals to help ensure his clients’ overall objectives are achieved. John-Paul also manages the development of relationships with existing clients and organisations, as well as developing new opportunities and ensuring that the team continues to deliver a high level of service to all clients. John-Paul has been interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside about contested estates and has been quoted in the National Press regarding estate planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
John-Paul is a Trustee of Nugent Care, one of the oldest, and most diverse charities in the North West.