Peter McDonnell


Peter McDonnell

Solicitor Manchester Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Peter joined JMW in 2017 as a Paralegal in the Commercial Litigation department before starting his Training Contract in September 2019, working in Private Client, Corporate and Contentious Probate.

Peter has strong technical knowledge and wide-ranging experience in a variety of lifetime estate planning and estate administration matters, and has an empathetic approach to dealing with sensitive client matters. Peter’s key areas of experience include:

  • Wills
  • Lifetime estate planning
  • Administration of estates
  • Applications for Grants of Representation
  • Deeds of Variation of estates
  • Personal Injury Trusts
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts and Trusts administration, including legal and tax matters

Prior to working at JMW, Peter graduated from the University of Sheffield with a First Class History Degree. Peter worked in recruitment for Sainsbury’s before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law in 2016 with a Distinction. Peter was awarded the Law First Scholarship from the University of Law in 2016 with a prize of £5,000 and completed Legal Practice Course in 2017 with a Distinction.

Peter is an avid football fan and supports Manchester City. Peter regularly plays goalkeeper for JMW at weekly 5-a-side and at charity tournaments. Peter plays a variety of musical instruments including the guitar, violin, and the piano.

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