Wills, Trusts & Probate

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.

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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.

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. 


Legal 500 2019The Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team were ranked in tier 2 of the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate Category.

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP's repertoire in this space includes advising on community care, court of protection, disputed probate, as well as inheritance tax and estate planning.

Julie Burn  leads the team and is an expert in court of protection and deputyship cases.

Other key individuals include: Margaret Rowe, who is an expert in wills, probate and elderly client care issues.

Andrew Vernon ,who has a particular interest in complex inheritance tax planning; and associate Michelle Monnes-Thomas, who is experienced in community care matters.

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

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

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

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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