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Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Whether planning for your family’s future or managing the estate of a loved one, our personal and sensitive approach delivers professional support during what can be a difficult and emotional time.

A broad depth of expertise is offered by FBC Manby Bowdler’s highly skilled Team, with advice tailored to suit your own circumstances. Our Team’s membership of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) distinguishes us; the organisation recognises experienced and highly qualified legal advisors and other professionals, meaning that you can rely on a truly knowledgeable Team that works in partnership with other professional service providers to provide an efficient and integrated service.

Clients benefit from having single, dedicated, named points of contact; you will always know who is dealing with your matter and you will be able to get hold of them in a way which suits you, whether that’s by phone, email or in person. 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 expert Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team can advise you in relation to:

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Legal 500 2017: The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were ranked in tier 2 of the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate Category.

"FBC Manby Bowdler LLP’s ‘excellent’ team ‘stands head and shoulders above the competition’, according to one client. Deputyship expert Julie Burn heads the practice in Wolverhampton, which has niche expertise in areas such as community care and Court of Protection. 

The knowledgeable, professional, reliable and trustworthy’ Andrew Vernon focuses on high-value tax and estate planning for clients in the rural and renewable energy sectors. Margaret Rowe in Telford handled several international estate management matters involving significant business, property and cash assets, while Wolverhampton-based solicitor Will Jones led the advice on a client’s surrender of life interest in a property."


Chambers UK 2017: The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were ranked in Band 1 of the Private Client category for 'Shrewsbury and surrounding areas':

 "In this area I would definitely rank them among the best." 

"They have people with experience, they have a good reputation and are a well-managed firm."  

Julie Burn leads the private client team and is a key contact.

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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Andrew Vernon


Carina Kervin


Graham Fuller


Hannah Smith


Jan Corser


Jane Hughes


Julie Burn


Margaret Rowe


Megan Price


Michelle Monnes-Thomas


Samantha Roberts


Sara Thomas


Suzanne Preston


Vicky Atkins


Will Jones



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