Mahua Jana

Mahua Jana

Probate Solicitor, Manchester

Mahua is a Probate and Estate Administration Solicitor based in Manchester. Mahua assists clients both at a national and international level.

Mahua has a background in Family Law and Litigation. Mahua joined our Probate department at Co-op Legal Services after working in a full service Private Client department covering Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Court of Protection work. This experience has allowed Mahua to develop a sound knowledge in various areas of law, which assists her in her work as a specialist Probate Solicitor.

Mahua currently advises clients in all aspects of Probate and Estate administration and does her utmost to ensure that clients are dealt with in a caring manner during the administration of the Estate of their loved ones.

Probate case studies

Mahua has experience in dealing with home-made Wills which often do not adhere to the strict requirements set out by legislation.

As such Mahua has successfully interpreted a Will to ensure that the correct Beneficiaries benefited from a deceased’s Estate in a case where the terms of the Will were ambiguous and an incorrect interpretation would have allowed for an estranged member of the family to benefit.

Mahua has also successfully applied recent case law surrounding the issue of contrary intention under Section 33 Wills Act 1837 to ensure that the children of a deceased Beneficiary in an Estate would be entitled to their parent’s share in the Estate. This was in question due to the ambiguity of the wording in the Will.

Career history

Mahua began her legal career at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where she completed her Law Degree. Thereafter Mahua studied her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law where she successfully obtained a Commendation.

Professional memberships

Mahua is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

When not working

Mahua enjoys travelling the globe and dangerously experimenting with cooking.

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