Our History

Wallace Robinson & Morgan

Wallace Robinson and Morgan was established in 1855 & celebrated our 160th Anniversary in 2015.

years

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

practices

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 2005 the office celebrated our 150th anniversary with a trip outing to Ascot races. Since then the office has continued to grow, becoming an integral part of Solihull and the town’s BID initiative (Business Improvement District). In recent years we have seen a few of our most valued colleagues retire and some new faces join us. In 2016 Maureen Thompson retired after 22 years with the firm’s conveyancing team and in 2017 Hazel Jones, WRM’s longstanding receptionist of 33 years, left us to enjoy retirement.

But there are always new and exciting things on the horizon at WR&M and we now have several young recruits currently training with the firm, two of which will qualify this summer. Paul Hughes and Tim Langford continue as Directors and the firm is excited for a complete office refurbishment in the coming months