In May 2018 Ellie was appointed as joint Managing Partner at Wilkes. She also leads our Solihull Private Client Team.

Ellie has extensive experience across the range of inheritance tax related issues faced by private individuals and can assist with both lifetime planning and post-death solutions.

As well as drafting wills and advising clients to mitigate inheritance tax, Ellie has a particular focus on estate planning for high net worth individuals and works alongside our Corporate team in assisting owner managed businesses with inter-generational planning. She provides pragmatic solutions allowing clients to maximise the assets they pass to their families.

In addition Ellie administers trusts and estates and she has experience in dealing with high-value estates for clients across the Midlands and further afield. She assists clients with all of their trust related requirements, from the initial drafting of trust documentation through to administering the trust in full.

Her clients include those wishing to put in place Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deeds of Variation and Declarations of Trust.

Ellie is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which is regarded as the industry gold standard for leading private client lawyers.

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Eleanor's credentials

Trust and Estate planning
Probate and estate administration
Lasting Powers of Attorney

Administration of estate – administered estate with a value of £19 million including corporate structures and foreign components

Full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners


  • Ellie and the Staff at Wilkes made the process of dealing with my uncle’s estate very easy and well within the estimated timeframe.

    - Mr Harry

  • I would not hesitate to recommend the Wilkes Partnership. I’m more than satisfied with the level of service on all counts. Good parking, great building, lovely welcome at reception, superb efficient help and advice from Ms Holland.

    - Mrs Aldridge