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Francesca Hayward


Fran joined Gullands in April 2022 having previously practised as a Solicitor in Kent and East Sussex firms. Fran’s work includes preparing simple Wills and also more complex/tax-efficient Wills for more wealthy client; carrying out the administration of estates of all values both within the UK and for UK clients who live and/or have assets abroad; preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney, as well as registering Enduring Powers of Attorney and preparing Deeds of Variation and Declarations of Trust.

Areas of practice:

  • Wills and Codicils
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deeds of Variation
  • Assents
  • Grant of Probate
  • Administration of Estates
  • Deputyship Orders
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Registration of Trusts using HMRC’s Trust Registration Service

Recent projects

  • Administration of estates generally, including liaising with HM Revenue & Customs regarding the availability of double taxation relief for an internationally domiciled client
  • Advising on Deeds of Variation and posthumous tax planning generally
  • Advising clients on the Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax implications of their instructions
  • Preparing tax-efficient Wills for high net-worth and ultra-high net-worth clients
  • Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney for clients of all ages
  • Preparing Deputyship applications for vulnerable young adults and elderly clients

Qualifications / Education

  • Undergraduate Degree in Law and Psychology from the University of Kent, Canterbury
  • Postgraduate study: Legal Practice Course and Practical Skills Course from the University of Law, Bloomsbury


Outside of the office Fran enjoys spending as much time as she can with her horse Lincoln and exercising just enough so that she can freely indulge in her love of all things sweet and chocolatey.

Get in touch

Maidstone Office

16 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XT

Gravesend Office

Whitehall Place, 47 The Terrace, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DL