Sophie is an experienced private client solicitor helping individuals plan for the future.

She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which is a highly regarded industry standard for private client lawyers.  She advises on will preparation, inheritance tax planning, trust and estate administration.

Sophie’s particular focus is on providing clear, accessible advice relating to issues encountered by older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.  This includes advising on trust provisions, the Care Act, putting in place powers of attorney and applying to the Court of Protection.

Sophie acts as a professional attorney and is appointed by the Court of Protection as deputy for clients who lack mental capacity to manage their property and affairs.

She is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a specialist group of lawyers aiming to support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people.  She sits on the committee of the Birmingham branch.

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Sophie's credentials

Estate administration – taxable and non-taxable

Will drafting – from straightforward to including trust provisions

Trust formation and administration

Inheritance tax planning

Court of Protection – applications including those related to the appointment or replacement of a deputy or trustee, statutory wills, gift approval and health and welfare matters

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Administration of a £1million plus taxable estate involving foreign assets and charitable beneficiaries.

Statutory will application to rectify misappropriation of assets by attorneys removed by the Court of Protection.

Drafting wills to include provision for disabled beneficiaries.

Fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Full member Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners

Member of Law Society Private Client section

Testimonials

  • “I’d like to specially thank Sophie Fenn for all her support and efficiency throughout the process of applying to the Court of Protection. I feel your level of service was at all times excellent.”

    - SF

  • “I was put in touch with Sophie through the Solicitors for the Elderly network. Service from Sophie has been of the highest standard.”

    - EF

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

23rd March 2020


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 the 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, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.


If you have an appointment scheduled your legal advisor will be in touch shortly to discuss your options, if they haven’t done so already.

 

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 law@wilkes.co.uk, or contact your normal point of contact.

 

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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