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.

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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.

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We are also proud to be Corporate Partners of The Institute of Legacy Management (ILM), a membership body for legacy professionals. This professional body works with those responsible for the administration of  donors' final gifts to charitable organisations.

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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.

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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.

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Legal 500 2022: The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were recognised as a leading team in the West Midlands.

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is known for its work with business owners and farmers. The nimble team frequently advises on complex IHT planning and on business succession matters. Kim Carr leads the team that has been busy recently advising on family trusts and on the protection of family wealth from divorce. It also provides specialist estate planning advice for second marriage families as well as advising on other complex issues such as the administration of estates where there are foreign / business assets or farming estates. 

Key lawyers include Partners, Graham Fuller, Michelle Monnes-Thomas, Carina Kervin and Associate Christina Polychronakis.

To find out more about our rankings, please click here.

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2022

Chambers UK High Net Worth 2021: The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were ranked in Band 1 in the Private Wealth Law category within the West Midlands.

The wills, probate and lifetime planning department "projects a quality offering" for private clients, from whom it receives stellar feedback. "The team was understanding and incredibly supportive during a very stressful and worrying time" comments one client, and another market source says that the team is "very thorough and responsive" and "great to work with."

Partner Graham Fuller is ranked as 'Up and Coming' in the directory. To find out more about our rankings, please click here.

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Meet Your Lawyers


Ayman Idrees

Apprentice Paralegal

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Carina Kervin

Partner

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Casey Laishley

Paralegal Support

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Christina Polychronakis

Associate

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Graham Fuller

Partner

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Jane Hughes

Consultant

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Julie Burn

Partner

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Kim Carr

Partner

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Michelle Monnes-Thomas

Partner

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Noah Lloyd

Apprentice Solicitor

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Pritee Bedi

Paralegal

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Rachel Wood

Senior Associate

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Samantha Roberts

Solicitor

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Sara Simson

Partner

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Vicky Atkins

Legal Assistant

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What Our Clients Say
 

We were really pleased with Mr Fuller who dealt with our wills and Power of Attorney. He explained everything to us clearly and in detail, and was very helpful. He answered our questions and helped us to understand the full implications of both. We are very satisfied with the results from our meeting with Mr Fuller.

Graham Fuller

Anon

 

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.

Christina Polychronakis

Ms H

 

Excellent service. From the initial contact it was a pleasure to have Victoria dealing with this. Her patience and understanding installed a confidence in me that the right person was dealing with this matter. I would be very happy for Victoria to deal with any future requirements I may have.

Victoria Anderson

Mr Harding

 

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.

Michelle Monnes-Thomas

Mrs D