Wace Morgan Limited

01743 280100

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 Ian Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 20, 2019 20190220205200

A very professional service


A very professional service. Our property conveyance was dealt with efficiently.

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Verified Ann Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 19, 2019 20190219205200

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Very satisfied, thank you.

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Mrs Janet
Verified Mrs Janet Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 19, 2019 20190219205200

Residential Property / Conveyancing


Very efficient and helpful even though we never met Karen Ashton as we are in Shetland.

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Verified Tess Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 15, 2019 20190215205200

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Very prompt, thorough & efficient service

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Verified Chloe Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 13, 2019 20190213190142

Compassionate & Knowledgable Service.


I find Gemma Hughes to be a very knowledgeable lawyer who also offers compassion which I think is hard to find in a lawyer at times.

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Verified Tiffany Added 2 months ago Report to admin
January 20, 2019 20190120201501

Very helpful & understanding


Very helpful service, friendly & welcoming staff, very understanding.

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Kate & Malcolm
Verified Kate & Malcolm Added 2 months ago Report to admin
January 13, 2019 20190113201502

Residential Property / Conveyancing


We are extremely pleased with the service Wace Morgan Tomleys have given us.

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Verified Tom Added 2 months ago Report to admin
January 09, 2019 20190109201502



Polite , honest & helpful.

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Verified Peter Added 2 months ago Report to admin
January 08, 2019 20190108201502

Updating of Will


Dealt with quickly & efficiently including advice on better construction.

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Mr K
Verified Mr K Added 2 months ago Report to admin
January 07, 2019 20190107201506

House buying


First time buyers, 'are very nervous' not to worry them over small matters.

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Solicitors who work at Wace Morgan Limited

  • 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.

  • Fiona Barnes

    Fiona joined Wace Morgan in September 2012 and specialises in Wills; Inheritance tax and estate planning; Trusts; Lasting Powers of Attorney & Living Wills; and Probate. Following a Commission in the British Army, leaving with the rank of Captain, Fiona undertook her Training Contract in Shrewsbury (with her father at Sprott Stokes & Turnbull) and Weybridge (at Crellins) where she qualified in August 1997. Prior to working at Wace Morgan she also worked for Hatchers in Shrewsbury and mfg in Telford as Partner and Head of Department. Fiona is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (& Treasurer of the Shropshire Group) and the Law Society Private Client Section and she is on the MENCAP Solicitors Panel. Fiona is married with 2 children at school in Shrewsbury. She is a Trustee of Millingtons Charity (an Almshouse charity in Shrewsbury) and Secretary of the Much Wenlock Fencing Club (where her daughter trains). Fiona enjoys Eton Fives and Tennis, and hopes to get back into Scuba Diving when time permits.

  • Zoe Detheridge

    Zoe has experience in dealing with the following:- Conditional sale contracts of both freehold and leasehold land incorporating development obligations; Conditional agreements for lease conditional on the development of a property to include planning and construction obligations; S106 and s278 agreements; Construction documents: professional warranties, professional appointments and amends to the standard form of building contract; Lease of retail and commercial units and all ancillary lease documentation: licences to assign, licence to alter, licences to occupy and lease variations; Contracts dealing with the sale of a business; Option agreements (acting for landowner and purchaser); Reports on title for large commercial lenders; and Financial documents: overage agreements, legal charge and funding agreements. Zoe qualified in 2008 in a top tier Birmingham firm where she gained a vast amount of experience working alongside large commercial developers; private and commercial investors; commercial lenders and pension schemes before joining a niche commercial practice where she continued to work alongside large commercial clients. Zoe has a practical no-nonsense approach to the law, aiming to achieve the best results for her clients as quickly and efficiently as possible. Away from the office Zoe enjoys shopping, socialising with friends and spending time with her young family.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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