Wills, Trusts & Probate Solicitors.
Our specialist Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning team can help you plan for the future and create a will, manage an estate and much more.
Life can be rather unpredictable.
Let us help you plan for the future.
With a broad depth of knowledge & the benefit of a single named point of contact we take a personal and sensitive approach. You'll always receive guidance which is clear, practical and focused on protecting you and your family in the future.
Knowing what is coming round the corner would certainly help, but life can be rather unpredictable. Planning and managing what lies ahead is a sensible approach to helping secure your families future.
With a broad depth of knowledge & the benefit of a single named point of contact our personal and sensitive approach delivers professional support tailored to suit your own circumstances. Good communication is integral to our Firm’s values. You’ll always receive guidance which is clear, practical and focused on protecting you and your family in the future.
Our Team are members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). This organisation recognise experienced and highly qualified legal advisors and other professionals, meaning you can rely on a truly knowledgeable Team that works with other professional services to provide an efficient and integrated service.
The FBCMB Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team is a proud supporter of Remember a Charity, which aims to encourage more people to leave a gift to charity in their will.
Working With Our Service Team
We understand that planning for the future and protecting your loved ones, is one of the most important things we will prepare for. Our trusted and compassionate team are able to advise and put into place all of the foundations for you and your family, keeping you updated at all times.
- Kim Carr
If you have an enquiry in relation to Wills, Trusts and Probate or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.
Legal 500 2024: The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were recognised as a leading team in the West Midlands.
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP has 'excellent communicators' who work across all aspects of wills, probate and life planning matters. In addition, it has niche expertise in community care and court of protection work. The practice, that is headed by Kim Carr; Graham Fuller and Sara Simson, is particularly known for its work with business owners and agricultural estate owners on various complex inheritance tax planning and business succession issues. Recently, it has been busy advising on the use of family trusts and advising clients on the protection of family wealth from divorce and other financial claims. It is also adept at advising on the administration of estates that have foreign assets.
- "Good communication, concise information. Attention to detail whilst ‘seeing the bigger picture’’.
- "We feel that Manby Bowdler is a firm that we can trust. In our experience they are extremely professional and efficient, but also approachable, helpful and mindful that our wishes were precisely reflected in the work that they did for us".
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Chambers UK High Net Worth 2022: The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were ranked in Band 1 in the Private Wealth Law category for Shrewsbury & Surrounds.
FBC Manby Bowdler is a "firm with wide-ranging expertise." According to a client: "Their knowledge and expertise is first-class." Another source adds: "Work is completed in a timely and efficient manner and no aspect is beyond their means."
Meet Your Lawyers
Court of Protection Executive
The thought of making a will filled me with apprehension but after our first meeting with Christina Polychronakis all fears were dispelled. Christina was excellent. She explained everything very clearly. The process was done exactly as we wanted. I would defiantly recommend Christina and FBC Manby Bowdler.
Michelle Monnes-Thomas was an excellent ambassador for your company. She was very helpful in preparing my father’s new will, providing advice where requested and keeping us involved at all stages of the process.
We were delighted with the service we received from Victoria - from the initial consultation where she explained everything with great clarity and patience through to the application for Probate. This came back in record time which was a great help to us. In these days of Apps and remote contact it was so refreshing to be able to deal face to face with Victoria at such a difficult time.
Graham provided an efficient, user friendly and professional service throughout the process. At our first meeting Graham fully discussed all my requirements for a new will and gave sensible suggestions and gave sound advice. He then clearly set out the process, timeline & costs. The draft will was produced quickly as promised and my queries were sorted quickly. The final will was produced as per the time frame advised. No fuss, very impressed and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Sara Simson was excellent. Having recently lost my wife, she was compassionate and empathetic in her understanding of both my situation and of my requirements. She was extremely clear in her explanation of the process and took time to fully ensure I understood. Sara was very professional and personable at the same time and her demeanour made the conversation much easier for me to bear.
My will was updated in a professional and helpful way. Things were explained clearly and with the use of very little legal jargon. Legal terms were explained in a comprehensible language. The matter was dealt with in a timely manner and all questions were answered well.
I just wanted to say many thanks for your professional approach and close out of this transaction. I will definitely use FBC Manby Bowdler for any future legal requirements.