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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

ROUTH HOUSE, HALL COURT, HALL PARK WAY, TELFORD, TF3 4NJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01952 292129
Fax:
Fax 01952 291716
DX:
707201 TELFORD 4
Email:
Web:
www.fbcmb.co.uk

Margaret Rowe

Tel:
Work 01952 208433
Email:
Web:
www.fbcmb.co.uk
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Work Department

Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning

Position

A Partner at the Firm, Margaret advises on all aspects of wills and probate work and elderly client matters. As a key member of the Firm's Disputed Probate Team she also advises on the administration of estates and trusts, advice in connection with breach of trust or breach of duty, application of the intestacy rule and obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration.

A well known local private client lawyer, Margaret is a regular contributor to local press articles and public speaker on all aspects of wills, probate and lifetime planning.

Career

Margaret spent many years’ working as a high level sales manager in retail before deciding on a change of career and moving into law. 

Margaret began her training contract with a Staffordshire law firm and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Margaret joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Partner in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Department in 2011.

Member

STEP; Solicitors for the Elderly; Law Society – private client section member.

Education

William Brookes, Much Wenlock Shropshire; Keele University LLB (Hons) 2002; Staffordshire University, Legal Practice Course 2004.

Leisure

Cycling, travelling.


West Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is 'extremely good in terms of its response times, efficiency, accessibility, subject knowledge, advice and understanding'. Craig Ridge  leads the team and is 'excellent at cutting through the family wrangling' and 'able to distill complicated factual situations into a succinct case'. Another key figure is the Telford-based family law specialist Philip Cowell , who is 'extremely efficient' and 'quick to respond' . Also recommended is associate Kimberly Mears and STEP practitioner Margaret Rowe .

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP's repoirtoire 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.

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