Lucy qualified into the firm’s Private Client Department in 2014 having undertaken her training at the firm. She deals with all areas of Private Client to include Wills, Probate and Estate administration, Trusts and Trust administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Lucy is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) having completed the qualification in 2018. STEP is the industry high standard for leading private client lawyers.

Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley, Lesley is a Senior Associate in our Residential Conveyancing Team.

Lesley has in excess of 20 years experience within the local property market and fully understands the stresses and strains that moving home can create.

She is down to earth and friendly in her relationships with her clients and very proactive in her approach to getting transactions completed as quickly as possible. She also believes in making sure her clients are fully informed throughout.


Verity has in excess of 10 years’ experience as a legal professional, specialising in private client services.

During this time Verity has assisted many clients with the preparation of their Wills, putting their affairs in order with the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, assisting people who no longer have the mental capacity to handle their own affairs by making Court of Protection deputyship applications.

She also is highly experienced at assisting clients in a time of grief with administering a deceased’s persons estate.

Verity has a personable approach and is empathetic to clients who may be struggling in the situations they find themselves in.

Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley, Jane is a Senior Associate in our Family Law Team.

With over 30 years experience Jane is perfectly placed to offer her clients expert advice on a wide range of family law matters.

Jane is also accredited by the Law Society as a recognised family lawyer, which is a scheme set up to recognise high calibre professionals within their practice areas.

Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley, Helen is an Associate Solicitor in our Personal Injury department.

Helen specialises in personal injury and has extensive experience across a wide range of disciplines.

Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley, Geoff has over 40 years’ experience of the local residential property market.

Geoff’s wealth of experience allows him to guide clients through the conveyancing process smoothly and efficiently.

Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley, Annmarie is a Partner and Head of our Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence team.

Annmarie has in excess of 20 years’ experience as a personal injury solicitor and prides herself on building strong relationships with her clients.

She is known as a tenacious advocate for her clients and has a reputation for delivering first class results.

Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley, Andrew is a Consultant in our Private Client team.  

Andrew has over 35 years’ experience as a qualified solicitor and offers client a broad breadth of experience and specialises in wills, probate and estate planning

In addition to non-contentious work, Andrew has considerable experience of all aspects of disputes over wills and inheritance. Andrew regularly leads seminars on wills, trusts, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Andrew is a keen supporter of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists of which he is an Honorary Vice-President.

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has specialised in Personal Injury and Insurance litigation since then, with particular emphasis on Employers’ and Public Liability claims.

He has acted for Claimants and Defendants on numerous high value and complex cases and provides his clients with clear and cost effective advice.

Joanne has many years of experience dealing with all aspects of residential property transactions including sales and purchases, transfers of equity, freehold purchases, lease extensions, re-mortgages and equity release.

Joanne has trained and worked in the Greater Birmingham area since the late 80’s and has built up extensive experience of the local market which enables her to offer significant local knowledge to her clients.

She frequently acts for clients purchasing property from small apartments to multi-million pound properties throughout the Midlands and further afield.

Joanne also specialises in probate sales which involves the sale of property from a deceased persons estate on behalf of the executors.

The residential conveyancing team at Wilkes are fully accredited by the CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) which is the industry standard for conveyancing solicitors in England and Wales.