Gail has been with the firm since its beginning and now manages our Wills and Probate Department. She deals with the administration of estates, the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Inheritance tax planning. Gail is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts and estate and related issues. Full members of STEP are recognised as the most experienced and senior practitioners in their field. Gail handles probate matters with an understanding and sympathetic manner, which is appreciated by clients at what is often a difficult and distressing time. She offers a flexible service, including home visits.
- Wills & Inheritance Tax Planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Probate/Administration of Estates
Jackie is a very experienced Senior Family Solicitor who practised in Telford for many years, Shrewsbury for 5 years and has recently returned to Telford. Head of the Family department, a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel and an Accredited member of Resolution. Jackie is also a member of the Law Society Children Panel approved to represent both children and parents in care proceedings concerning social services. Specialising in all aspects of Family Law, in particular:
- Care matters representing parents and children
- Arrangements for children following divorce/separation
- Divorce and related financial matters
Stephen is 58 years old, married with a daughter who is a primary school teacher. Stephen deal with the most serious criminal offences such as murder and rape. Having worked in various areas of law, Stephen prefers criminal law especially the forensic issues such as DNA and blood splatter analysis.
- Crown Court Caseworker
- Police Station representative
- Parole Board representative
Head of the Criminal department, Jenni studied Law at Aberystwyth University where she went on to study the Legal Practice Course. Jenni joined WMB Law Solicitors in 2015 after having been at her previous firm for five years. Jenni specialises in Criminal and Prison Law and has extensive experience representing clients at the Police Station and the Magistrates’ Court. She also represent clients who are subject to Prison Law proceedings including adjudications before a District Judge and Parole Board hearings.
- Police Station advice
- Magistrates’ Court
- Prison Law
Sarah became a Director in WMB Law in May 2015 and has worked for WMB Law now for over 15 years. Sarah specialises in Family Law. She is a member of the Law Society Family Panel, an Accredited Member of Resolution and a member of the Law Society Children Panel representing both children and parents.
- Care Proceedings/Social Services involvement
- Divorce/Financial Matters
- Children disputes about contact/residence etc
Peter is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. Peter joined WMB Law in 2011 with over 15 years of experience in Family Law. He has for a considerable number of years dealt with Divorce, Financial and Private Law Children matters, Co-Habitee disputes, Injunctions, both in giving advice and representation at Court following relationship breakdowns, as well as complex disputes relating to children.
- Finances (including Business and Pensions)
Claire is a Crown Court Caseworker within the Criminal Department at WMB Law. She works closely with Barristers to prepare Crown Court cases for trial, exploring all aspects of a client’s defence. Claire is extremely experienced, having been with the firm for sixteen years. She has dealt with a number of high profile cases, including those where clients have been charged with serious sexual offences and murder.
- Crown Court criminal cases
- Proceeds of Crime Act matters
- Appeals against convictions and sentence
Steven joined WMB Law as a Director in May 2015. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and is also a qualified Duty Solicitor and Accredited Police Station Representative. Steven has the unique expertise to be a legal advisor right from an initial arrest, interview, charge, court representation and (if unfortunate enough to be convicted and sent to prison) he can continue advising throughout the detention period, ensuring that the earliest possible release can be secured.
- Motoring law
- Magistrates Court representation & Police station advice and interviews under caution (benefit fraud, military law)
- Prison adjudications & Parole applications
Jane is a Police Station Representative and Criminal Caseworker with many years of experience in criminal law. Jane is very popular with clients for her down to earth, easy to understand approach and her local knowledge. Jane always does a very thorough job on behalf of clients.
- Magistrates Court Casework
- Police Station
- Crown Court Casework
John McMillan is a Solicitor-Advocate with Crown Court audience rights and has over 40 years of daily practice in the criminal courts. He is a Duty Solicitor who still offers suspects in the police station his expert advice and is proud of the 24/7 service this firm offers. John qualified as a Specialist Fraud Panel supervisor and is our Very High Cost Case supervisor which means that he is qualified to conduct the gravest and most complicated cases.John’s experience includes murder cases, rape trials,burglary, theft and robbery charges, Courts Martial in the UK and abroad, fraud and white collar crimes, internet abuse cases and motoring cases where his experience contributes greatly to the client’s chance of avoiding a ban.
- Magistrates Court
- Crown Court
- Police Station