Jess Buttaci

Partner, Head of the Wills and Probate Team

What others say

"I cannot recommend Jess Buttaci highly enough. She guided myself and my co-executor through a lengthly, complicated and at times frustrating process due to an intestate Will. She was professional throughout and dealt with what appeared at times to be impossible hurdles with efficiency and a fine sense of humour. It was a pleasure working with her and I would highly recommend."

"Jess Buttaci recently helped us with wills and LPA’s. We highly recommend her as we found her to be very approachable, easy to talk with about complex issues and she guided us gently through difficult decisions. She offered clear information without being in the least bit “stuffy”. She clearly knows her subjects and made no attempts to encourage us towards more complex and consequently more expensive actions. She and her staff have been organised and always polite yet friendly. Highly recommend."

"Jess Buttaci has been my solicitor for the past 18 months handling my late father’s estate.  Jess has been very informative, professional & personable through the whole process which is what everyone needs when going through a very sad and difficult time.  Thank you Jess"

"Thank you again for your excellent service and help throughout - we would be pleased to use your services again, and recommend to friends and family."

Experience and expertise 

Jess is a partner and leads the Wills and Probate Team.  She has over 15 years’ experience dealing with wills, probate and administration of estates, powers of attorney and inheritance tax planning.

Jess has a European Languages and Law degree from the University of the West of England and completed the Legal Practice Course with the College of Law in Guildford. 

Jess trained as a solicitor with howell jones in 2001 and qualified as a solicitor in July 2003.  Following qualification, Jess spent 10 years working as a Wills and Probate solicitor in Guildford.   In 2013, Jess returned to howell jones and became Team Leader of the Wills and Probate team in 2015.   She is also a full member of STEP (Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners) and was awarded Student of the Year for the highest mark gained England in Wales in the Administration of Estates exam.

Outside work, Jess enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travel and researching her family history.