Ann-Marie has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of Private Client and specialises in both Notary and Court of Protection matters.

Ann-Marie has extensive experience of acting on behalf of incapacitated clients as a professional deputy and has served on the deputyship panel of the Office of the Public Guardian.

In 2018 Ann-Marie also qualified as a full member of STEP, which is regarded as the industry gold standard for leading private client lawyers.

Her clients include those wishing to put in place Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and deputyships.

As a professional deputy she also manages the property and financial affairs of incapacitated clients. These include those with limited assets to large multi-million pound estates.

Ann-Marie and her team are also specialists in acting as deputies for large personal injury/ medical negligence compensated clients.

She has also recently been appointed as a health and welfare deputy which allows her to assist incapacitated individuals on their medical and care decisions.

Ann-Marie also advises on all aspects of mental capacity law and the recent deprivation of liberty safe guards.

‘Ann-Marie Aston is highly experienced and knowledgeable and extremely good with clients. Her practical and gentle manner is ideally suited to private client work but specifically working for those with disabilities. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Andrew Hasnip has a very good reputation in the private client field‘.

Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

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Applications to the Court of Protection including Statutory Wills, Trustee Applications, applications where court approval is required by attorney/deputy for a transaction or further powers needed such as to make gifts or for certain investments, where a deputy/attorney application has been objected to, deputyship applications, acting as deputy for incapacitated clients.

Represented applicant deputy in disputed Court of Protection application

Statutory Wills for incapacitated clients authorised by Court of Protection

Established Disabled Trust for parents of young disabled child

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Appointed as a health and welfare deputy


  • Service and advice all excellent

    - Mr & Mrs M

  • Everything excellent.  Many thanks to all concerned


    - Miss W

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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