Senior Associate solicitor wills and estate planning

Victoria Cross

Role: Senior Associate Solicitor
Dept: Wills & Estate Planning
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904348
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Victoria is a solicitor in the Wills & Estate Planning team based in our Preston office. She advises clients on making and reviewing Wills, related inheritance tax issues, estate planning matters and trust and estate planning matters. She handles the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and the management of elderly clients’ general affairs.


Victoria was born in Oxford but moved to Lytham 20 years ago where she now lives with her husband, two young children and dog called Noodle!

Prior to working at Napthens, Victoria attended King Edward VII and Queen Mary School in Lytham before moving on to study Law at Bristol University with a year abroad studying Law at Goettingen University, Germany. She studied the LPC at BPP Law School in Manchester, achieving Distinction.

Victoria trained at Napthens and returned to the firm in December 2020 after a period spent with another local law firm.

Memberships and Awards

Victoria is a full member of the highly regarded Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) having completed the additional SFE Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) Award.

More about Victoria Cross

Name your favourite book / film / music
‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ / ‘Pretty Woman’ / anything upbeat I can dance to!

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job? 
To work in a dog sanctuary

Describe yourself in 3 words 
Enthusiastic. Determined. Honest.

How do you like to relax out of work? 
Spending time with my two young children, spa days with my sister and enjoying good food and fine wine with my husband!