Wills, Probate & Trusts

Our specialist Wills and Probate solicitors will give you a professional but friendly service.

We have significant expertise in dealing with Wills, trusts and the administration of estates and understand the importance of helping you to organise your affairs as efficiently as possible.

Our services include:

Preparation of Wills

Inheritance Tax planning

Making and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney

Administration of Estates (in accordance with a Will or under the rules of intestacy)

Trust advice including the creation and administration of trusts

Deputyship and Court of Protection applications

Post death Deeds of Variation

We are accredited members of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) This means that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored Wills and Probate advice to our clients.   Ruth Nolan is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). SFE is an independent, national organisation of over 1,500 lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older people, their families and carers. In order to be a fully accredited member lawyers must have a minimum of three years’ experience advising in areas of older client law and have completed the Older Client Care in Practice Award.

Prices

Our pricing for administering an estate (uncontested probate)

Email our wills, probate & trusts team
Call 0121 705 7571 or email our Wills and Probate Team
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Questions you may need us to answer

How do I make a Will?

What is probate?

How do I get Power of Attorney for my parents?

How do I set up a Trust for my grandchildren?

Will I have to pay Inheritance Tax?

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Liam Wdowiak LLB (Hons)

Head of Wills and Probate Department, Solihull

Specialities: Administration of Estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney

Liam’s areas of expertise include dealing with the administration of estates, the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and Deputyship Applications.

He prides himself upon providing a friendly and professional service to his clients and is an accredited member of the Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). Liam joined the firm’s Private Client team in January 2017 and became an Associate Director in January 2022. Prior to this, Liam trained and qualified as a solicitor with a long established Midlands practice, where he worked for almost 10 years.

In his spare time, Liam enjoys walking his Whippet and getting on with various DIY projects around the home. He also enjoys visiting new places and is a keen fan of both football and cricket.
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Ruth Nolan LLB (Hons) TEP

Head of Wills and Probate Department, Dorridge

Specialities: Wills, Powers of attorney, Administration of estates after death

Ruth is an Associate Director and solicitor in the Wills, Probate & Trusts team. She is based at the Dorridge office but is able to see clients at the Solihull office if this is more convenient for them.

Ruth is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). Ruth is the treasurer for the Birmingham branch of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). As well as being a fully accredited member of SFE. Ruth is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). As such she adheres to the STEP will writing code, a copy of which is available at https://www.step.org/system/files/media/files/2020-02/Will_Code_2016.pdf subject to our term and conditions of acting.

Ruth Nolan qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and first joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 2005. She took a career break while her children were very young and re-joined the firm in January 2013.

In her free time Ruth enjoys playing singles and doubles tennis, walking her dog, spending time with the family and going on holiday.

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Gary Sawyer BEng(Hons) MBA MBE

Solicitor - Associate - Commercial Property Department and Wills and Probate Department

Gary has been working at Wallace Robinson and Morgan since April 2019. Initially working in the plot sales team he began his training contract with the family department in January 2020 and finished his training in property, commercial, corporate and probate matters. Gary qualified as a solicitor in January 2022 and undertakes work in both the Commercial Property Department and the Wills and Probate Department specialising in probate and estate administration.

Gary’s route into the legal profession has been more protracted than most. After graduating with a mechanical engineering degree, he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot. After 16 years as a front-line pilot flying the Tornado ground attack aircraft, he completed an MBA and moved into management consultancy, programme management and process improvement. He then decided to pursue an aspiration he had held for a while and completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham.

Away from work he is an enthusiastic, if somewhat unskilled hockey player, is a keen road cyclist and tries to ski at least once a year. Legal studies have taken up much of his time over the last 2 1/2 years but he also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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Shola Parry LLB (Hons)

Trainee Solicitor

Shola started at Wallace Robinson in September 2020 and assists our busy Wills and Probate Team. Prior to this, Shola qualified as a paralegal in January 2020 through Cilex Law School having worked at a small firm in their Private Client Team for 5 years.

Shola graduated from the Open University with a 1st Class Law Degree in July 2023 and is currently studying her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham.
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James Sawyer LLB (Hons) LLM

Trainee Solicitor

James joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in April 2022 as a Paralegal in the Development Department and he began his training contract in April 2023. Before joining WRM, James graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a 2:1 in his Law Degree and achieved a Commendation in his LPC and Masters at the University of Law in Birmingham.

Outside of work, James enjoys watching and playing most sports, especially football and he is a Liverpool supporter. He plays hockey for his local club, having played for Warwickshire when he was younger, and plays golf when he can. James also enjoys spending time socialising with his friends and family.

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Charlotte Peplow

Trainee Solicitor

Charlotte joined the firm in September 2022 and assists the Plot Sales Team with their work.

Charlotte graduated from the University of Sheffield with an LLB Law Degree in 2020 and gained a masters in Corporate and Commercial law from the University of Sheffield. She also completed the LPC with a distinction from the University of Law in 2022.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and trying new food.

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