Our History

Wallace Robinson & Morgan

Wallace Robinson and Morgan was established in 1855 & celebrated our 168th Anniversary in 2023.


We are proud of our history and hope to maintain our high standards of legal expertise for many more years to come


From smaller beginnings in Birmingham we now base our main office in Solihull and have expanded into our second branch in Dorridge

team members

Our firm continues to grow! All of our highly experienced members of staff are qualified to take care of you and all of your legal needs

Family beginnings

In 1855 T.J. Robinson became a Solicitor and founded the firm.

His son, James Wallace Robinson, qualified in 1873 and T.J. Robinson’s grandson, Thomas Wallace Robinson, qualified in 1884. They both became partners in the firm, as did James’s grandson Sydney Robinson.

Just prior to the First World War T.W. Robinson took Charles Henry Morgan into the partnership.

Front Row: Mr Charles Henry Morgan, Sydney Herbert Robinson (son of TW Robinson), Mr Jabez Dixon (a clerk) and another clerk
Back Row: Mrs Kathryn Robinson, a daughter, two of the boys, Hilda May Robinson (another daughter) and one of the clerks

1960s – 2000s

Denys Fordham, Michael Roy Worster and Stanley Shortt joined the firm as partners in the early 1960s. Eric Woodhead joined in 1967. Whilst Mr Worster and Mr Shortt both retired in the late 80s, Denys and Eric continued to work in the firm becoming the go to duo for any commercial or conveyancing advice. Denys left in 2015 whilst Eric continues to work part time as a consultant for the firm. Paul Hughes joined the firm in 1984 as an associate solicitor and has since gone on to take over the firm as one of its directors alongside Tim Langford. Mr Langford first came to Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 1985 on a work experience placement and is now head of our Residential Conveyancing department. Both Paul and Tim have seen several large changes to the firm in the last 30 years, including the extension into our smaller branch in Dorridge.

Eric Woodhead

Denys Fordham

More recently

In 2010, our office embarked on a memorable team-building trip to Oxford, marking a significant milestone in our journey. Five years later, in 2015, we celebrated our remarkable 160th anniversary with an enchanting visit to Blenheim Palace, an event that filled us with pride and nostalgia.

Over the years, we’ve bid farewell to some of our most esteemed colleagues who dedicated their careers to Wallace Robinson & Morgan. In 2016, Maureen Thompson retired after an impressive 22 years with the firm’s conveyancing team. In 2017, Hazel Jones, our beloved receptionist of 33 years, embarked on her well-deserved retirement. Following their footsteps, we saw the retirements of Douglas Freston in 2023, who served as our head cashier for 29 years, and Linda O’Connor, a dedicated legal secretary with 19 years of service.

Despite these farewells, the spirit of growth and renewal continues at WRM. We are delighted to welcome new faces into our ranks, with several young recruits currently in training with the firm.

In 2023, we were deeply saddened by the loss of our dear colleague, Paul Hughes, who passed away in August. Paul’s wish was for his beloved daughter and steadfast support, Anna Hobbs, to take over his role and co-lead the firm alongside Tim Langford, who has been dedicated to the firm since 1990.