Wace Morgan Limited

01686 806500

We are one of the largest and longest established firms in Shrewsbury, providing legal services to the people of Shropshire, Mid Wales and, indeed, nationwide. Our team of lawyers provide experience across a broad spectrum of legal services.

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Verified Corinne Added 4 days ago Report to admin
February 13, 2019 20190213190143

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


You said you could do it and you did. Thanks for all of your quick responses, the understanding and for getting the outcome we hoped for against a very challenging person.

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Verified J Added 4 days ago Report to admin
February 13, 2019 20190213190143

Always professional, but...................


I felt that the solicitor was professional at all times and knew what she was doing, but I was just another procedure, not a real person with feelings. Don't feel I was actually listened to - had to keep insisting on the fact we needed to look after my (ex) husbands welfare of stand in solicitor was quite rude about him. Also, somebody spoke on phone to my husband and gave him information about what I should be doing before Ms Hughes went on holiday/annual leave. I was very surprised at this as I was paying for Ms Hughes to represent him and it caused abit of a problem between my husband and myself.

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Verified Laura Added 4 days ago Report to admin
February 13, 2019 20190213190143



We were being held up by the solicitor we were using, so needed to change was recommended Wace Morgan & Tomleys, and everything was completed quickly.

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February 08, 2019 20190208201502

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Overall we found the experience of dealing with company very straight forward and our business was dealt with in a short time frame. The lawyer was sensitive to our requirements and explained everything in a format that we could easily understand.

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Verified Ian Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
January 23, 2019 20190123201501

Will and probate


David Lane handled my case with professionalism and courtesy. I whole heartily recommend him and the Wace Morgan team.

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Verified Diane Added 1 month ago Report to admin
January 18, 2019 20190118201501



Very happy with the service provided. Toni was very professional throughout and explained everything very clearly

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January 11, 2019 20190111201502

Sale of Land at Pencoran & Llanethly


The work requested was carried out satisfactorily & efficiently with my initial request. Many thanks Harry Morris

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Verified Janice Added 1 month ago Report to admin
January 10, 2019 20190110201501

Excellent service - 'over and above'


I found Debby very approachable & always replied back quickly. I really could not fault the service. A job done very well.

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Verified Dr Bruno Added 1 month ago Report to admin
January 02, 2019 20190102201501

Where there's a will..


I employed Wace Morgan will -writing service and it was excellent, friendly, accurate, timely and thoroughly professional. Best solicitors I have used and heartily recommended.

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Verified Hayley Added 2 months ago Report to admin
December 19, 2018 20181219201502

Professional and Personal Service


Jeremy Taylor has dealt with our case, in the most professional manner possible. His knowledge and dedication to our family needs have been first class. He has given 100% to what we have needed and has gone 'over and above' his duty and care.

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Solicitors who work at Wace Morgan Limited

  • Andrew Oxenham

    Andrew joined Wace Morgan Solicitors in 2013 after having worked for Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors in Shropshire for 24 years and having worked in Greater London for more than six years prior to that. He gained his law degree at Exeter University and passed his Solicitors’ Final Examination at Chester College of Law. He is a registered Trust and Estates Practitioner (STEP) and is also a member of the Law Society and Solicitors For The Elderly (SFE). His specialist knowledge is in the administration of deceased’s estates and affairs of persons under a disability. He also specialises in the preparation and administration of trusts, Inheritance Tax planning, Wills and Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Deputyship cases (particularly those involving head injured clients) and various taxation issues associated with these areas. He enjoys assisting more elderly clients in the organisation and management of their affairs and has dealt with several cases involving the handling of estates in excess of £1 million. Andrew was recommended in the 2010 edition of the Legal 500, which commented that “Andrew Oxenham offers up appropriate solutions”. Outside of the office, Andrew particularly enjoys foreign travel and getting out and about in the countryside. His current preoccupation is with hot air ballooning, where he is part of the “Window On The World” hot air balloon team and has participated in numerous national balloon competitions and the British National Championships, culminating with being part of the British Team in the European Championships, held in Spain in 2011.

  • Claire Jenkins

    Claire joined Tomleys in 2007 having completed her degree in Law and Business Management at Keele University and commenced her part-time study training contract later that same year. Claire qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 and initially carried out work in a broad range of areas. However, since the formation of Wace Morgan Tomleys in 2012 Claire has moved to become more specialised in Property work, dealing in both residential and commercial sectors acting for clients all over the country. Claire is a member of both Montgomeryshire Young Professionals Group and Powys Networking and in her spare time enjoys Zumba and spending time with friends and family.

  • Rachel Wierzbinski

    Rachel joined Wace Morgan in 2014 in the Commercial Property Department having qualified as a solicitor in 2013. She studied law at The University of Wales Aberystwyth and later completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Chester. Rachel has experience of working with commercial developers as well as private and commercial investors. She regularly deals with leases of commercial property, sales and purchases of continuing businesses as well as commercial and agricultural property whether funded privately or with the benefit of lender funding and pension funds. Rachel also acts for several local residential property developers from acquisition of the site through to the sale of the residential units and everything in between. Rachel is able to meet with clients in both the Shrewsbury and Newtown office as required. In her spare time she enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

  • Jemma Gilligan

  • Rachel Mole

    Rachel is a Solicitor based in the firms Private Client Department and Residential Property Department. Rachel obtained her honours degree in Law (LLB) at The University of Wales Aberystwyth obtaining 2:1 and subsequently stayed on at The University of Wales Aberystwyth to obtain her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Following Law School Rachel worked for a Shrewsbury based firm for 18 months before joining Tomleys in 2011. Rachel is a member of Montgomeryshire Young Professionals, she is a PCC member of her local church and she is also the Minutes Secretary for Newtown Chamber of Trade.

  • Caroline Denham

    Department: Private Client / Conveyancing / Family Based at: 31 Market Street, Newtown (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) 23A High Street, Bishop’s Castle (Wednesdays & Fridays and by appointment) Newtown Direct dial: 01686 806 516 Bishop’s Castle Premises: 01588 638 425

  • Keir Hirst

    Keir joined Wace Morgan in 1998 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in the year 2000. He was made a Partner in 2003. He has specialised in employment since he qualified and has represented clients at Employment Tribunals all over the country.

  • Debby Gittins

    Debby joined Wace Morgan as a Solicitor in 1988 and soon went on to become a Partner with the firm. She specialises in residential property matters including sales, purchases, equity releases, freehold and leasehold properties, deeds of gift and transfers. Debby carried out her legal training with another local firm, and qualified as a Solicitor at Trent University in 1984.

  • Jeremy Taylor

    Jeremy Taylor qualified as a solicitor in October 1985 after obtaining Upper Second LLB Hons at Newcastle on Tyne University in 1983 and professional qualifications at the College of Law, Chester in 1984. Jeremy trained with JCH Bowdler and Son in Shrewsbury and, after a short spell as prosecuting solicitor, joined Wace Morgan in 1987. He became a Partner in 1990. He is dedicated to acting for those clients injured by the wrongful acts of others to obtain justice and fair compensation.

  • Chris Detheridge

    With 15 years litigation experience Chris has been involved in many substantial and interesting cases ranging in value up to several million pounds. Where necessary Chris has guided clients through the complexities of the Court of Appeal. Chris’ objective is to achieve the best result for his client at the least expense; he has experience of settling cases through alternative dispute resolution including mediation. Before joining Wace Morgan in 2009 Chris was head of the commercial litigation department at a firm in Telford and before that worked as a litigation solicitor for a major practice in East Anglia. Clients comment that Chris is ‘very professional’; gives ‘good advice’ with an ability to ‘handle delicate situations very well with good results’. Chris is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association and is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator. Away from the office Chris is a keen fan of most sports; he enjoys a regular game of football and golf and spending time with his young family.

  • Sallie-Anne O'Byrne

    Role: Director, Head of Family Department Department: Family Based at: St Mary’s Street, Shrewsbury Direct dial: 01743 280 151

  • Diana Packwood

    Diana has been with Wace Morgan for 28 years and has been a Partner for 26 years during which time she has headed up the Conveyancing Department. Diana specialises in all areas of residential property work and was pleased to have led the Department to obtain the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Standard. Her objective in the Conveyancing Department is to make the conveyancing process as easy and accommodating as possible for clients, explaining each step along the way. Clients have commented as follows :- “Diana provided an exceptional service, very diligent, caring and we would recommend her” Diana went to school in Mid Wales and after completing her degree at Kingston upon Thames worked with a firm of solicitors in Newbury in Berkshire in their Matrimonial Department.

  • Zara Oliver

    Zara joined the firm in 2001 and was made a partner in 2007. Zara worked as an in-house solicitor for Tarmac in its heavy building materials division before joining Wace Morgan and qualified in 1998. Zara specialises in commercial property and agricultural property work and has a large client following. Zara prides herself on her hard working but friendly and (hopefully!) stress free approach.

  • Rory O'Byrne

    Rory has rejoined Wace Morgan as a Partner having spent the last nine years or so working in Birmingham. Rory is a specialist in all aspects of residential development, and in social housing in particular. He has acted for nine of the top 10 UK house builders, multiple registered providers and local authorities. He has a solid track record for unblocking S106 negotiations, and getting bulk affordable housing sales or purchases “across the line” whether that be to achieve grant funding and or year end deadlines. He acts in respect of all forms of deal structure including strategic land acquisition, off the shelf (turn key) sales, golden brick sales, stock rationalisation, regeneration projects and contractual joint ventures for housing development. In tandem with his “day job” as a development specialist at Wace Morgan, Rory is also an independent Board Director & Vice Chair of Severnside Housing Association Limited in Shrewsbury. Alongside his co-directors he is responsible for and decides upon the strategic direction of this not for profit registered provider of affordable housing. Chambers Uk : “Rory O’Byrne led the team’s work for Persimmon Homes on a Section 106 agreement in Braintree Essex. Clients appreciate his enthusiasm for dealing with our issues.” Legal 500 : “Rory O’Byrne ‘always provides advice in a timely manner'” Legal 500 : “Rory O’Byrne’s can-do attitude is appreciated by clients” He loves anything to do with motorbikes. Rory especially loves travelling and exploring new places on two wheels, the smell of cut grass, children waving, and flies hitting the back of his throat whilst singing classic rock tracks. Having cut his commute from 50 miles each way per day to just 1 mile each way Rory is looking forward to using some of that extra time swinging a club on a fairway or two and praying to the God of Golf.

  • Robert Adams

    Robert joined Wace Morgan 3 years ago having previously been a partner at another Shrewsbury firm. Expertise in financial disputes arising out of relationship breakdown, essentially dealing with High net worth professional and commercial clients. He also specialises in Forces pensions issues. He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 after obtaining Law degree at Birmingham University in 1978 and undertaking solicitors qualifying course at Chester College of Law in 1978/9. Trained in Birmingham and then practised in Staffordshire/ North Warwickshire and Birmingham before moving to Shropshire in 2003. Qualified as a family mediator in 1999. Member of the Law Society. Outside interests – football, cricket (now retired but still watch on regular basis), travel, music and good food.

About This Branch


We are one of the largest and longest established firms in Shrewsbury, providing legal services to the people of Shropshire, Mid Wales and, indeed, nationwide. Our team of lawyers provide experience across a broad spectrum of legal services.

Legal Services
  • Sexual allegations including Rape and Sexual Assaults
  • Injunctions
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Child Law
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Professional Negligence law
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Housing Management
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Housing disputes
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Valuers
  • Engineers
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Criminal Damage
  • Housing
  • Financial advisors
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Buying at auction
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Medical Negligence
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Redundancy
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Against The Council
  • IT professionals
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Pension Law
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Business Crime
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Harassment
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Repossessions
  • Assault
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Injunctions
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Architects
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Professional Negligence
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Children
  • Flexible Working
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Gardening Leave
  • Insurance brokers
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Extending your Lease
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Senior Executives
  • Family Mediation
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Tax
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Fraud
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Housing Associations
  • Financial Matters
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Litigation Law
  • Surveyors
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Wills
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Pension and property advice
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Separation Agreement
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Family Leave
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Social Services
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Theft
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Benefits
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Civil partnerships
  • Family law
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Dental Negligence
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Military
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Stress at Work
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Probate
  • Transfers of equity
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Prison law
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Drugs offences
  • Accountants
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • MRSA Claims
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Tax consultants
  • Barristers
  • TUPE
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Part Time Workers
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Separation
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Trusts
  • Professional Discipline
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Child contact
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Leasehold properties
  • Professional Conduct
  • Right to Manage
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Transfer of title
  • Legal aid
  • Planning
  • Remortgaging
  • Lease Extensions
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Collaborative Law
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Professional trustees
  • Trusts
  • Planning law
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Equestrian property
  • Corporate Law
  • Rights of way issues
  • Employment - business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Leases
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Finance
  • Environmental policy law
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Developer disputes
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Development plot sales
  • Purchase of development land
  • Tax
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Farming disputes
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Credit Control

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