FBC Manby Bowdler

Corporate Partner

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is a full service law firm providing a comprehensive range of business and personal legal services to clients across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Our Firm has an ethos of Stellar Service whereby we aim to ensure that every client receives a personal, transparent and bespoke service, to be delivered at a stellar level.

We have a team of specialist charity lawyers spread across various departments of the Firm with extensive experience of delivering practical, commercial advice and legal solutions to charities and not for profit organisations, as their trusted advisors, to enable them to operate successfully.

The Disputed Probate Team can assist in circumstances where a will leaving a legacy to a charity is challenged, or where a claim is brought against the estate pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The Team can also advise in circumstances where an executor / trustee is not properly administering an estate or has in some way acted in breach of trust.

Our Wills, Trusts and Probate Department is experienced in assisting with legacy case management in a manner that is efficient and sensitive, but also proactive. We are also able to advise legacy managers in ensuring they are compliant with all professional standards associated with legacy giving.

Our Corporate Team can assist with the establishment of a charity, advising on changes in structure, including any merger or joint venture.

The Commercial Team can undertake constitutional reviews and can assist in outlining governance duties and the powers of trustees. They will also facilitate charity commissioner enquiries and can provide business contract advice as needed.

KEY CONTACTS

Angie Manley – Disputed Probate Enquiries

Angie is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Contentious Trusts and Probate Team and is accredited as a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Angie advises both individuals and charities on a range of issues arising from disputed trusts and estates.

Angie is able to provide specialist advice on a range of issues arising from disputed trusts and estates, including removal of an executor or trustee, seeking guidance from the High Court on behalf of an executor or trustee and challenging the validity of a will or defending such claims pursuant to the inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. Proactive and approachable, Angie is confident in guiding her clients through this complex and demanding area of law.

Phone: 01902 392448
Email: angie.manley@fbcmb.co.uk

Christina Polychronakis – Wills, Trusts and Probate Enquiries

Christina is an Associate in our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team and deals with a broad range of matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Tax Planning, Probate and Estate Administration.

Christina is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide professional association for family inheritance and succession planning practitioners. As well as this Christina is a fully qualified and accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) providing specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people.

Phone: 01902 702093
Email: christina.polychronakis@fbcmb.co.uk

Website: www.fbcmb.co.uk