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Edward Rees

Partner - Head of Private Client Team


Edward's Teams

Agriculture, Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates, Private Client


Profile/Experience

Edward joined Lanyon Bowdler in February 2004 from Shakespeares solicitors, Birmingham and became a partner in May 2008.

Edward attained an MA(Hons) at Edinburgh University, and went on to train with Wannop & Fox in Chichester. He qualified as a solicitor in 2000.

He has 18 years experience of specialising in Wills, tax planning, administration of estates and trusts. He also deals with the full range of Court of Protection work (including Enduring Powers of Attorney and Receivership Applications).

Edward is a partner and heads the private client department, he comments "I enjoy what I do, I really like meeting different people and helping them understand what they need to do to secure their futures and those of their loved ones. I'm always here for a chat if someone wants advice, in fact our whole team are a friendly and approachable bunch."

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

Edward is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 which states, 'Edward Rees has a wealth of experience in advising on trusts, high-net-worth estate administration (many involving significant agricultural and business property), powers of attorney as well as complex tax planning issues.'

Published testimonials in previous directories include:

‘Edward Rees is straight talking and confidence inspiring – he exudes friendliness and absolute professionalism in equal measure. He explains the options, gives the pros and cons and enables the client to make wise decisions‘.

‘Edward Rees communicates complex legalities very clearly and nothing is too much trouble and he treats me as a valued client. His personality is both professional with plenty of understanding and empathy'.

‘I found the firm to be very efficient in the handling of my affairs. Edward Rees was very good at explaining the detail of a complicated estate planning situation. He also listened and understood my needs‘.

The 2022 Chambers edition rank Edward in Band 1 and state 'Edward Rees is an experienced practitioner specialising in complex trusts, estate administration, and tax planning matters for private clients. A market commentator explains: "Edward is very personable, he has got a sense of humour but knows when to be serious. He is attentive and his advice is very good."

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK's High Net Worth Guide ranks Edward in Band 1 for Shrewsbury and surrounds and states: Edward Rees advises on wills, tax planning and trust and estate administration. He also handles a variety of Court of Protection work, including Powers of Attorney. One client says: "He is straightforward, direct and businesslike, but also has a sense of humour. He gives us confidence that our interests are important to him and has dealt with all issues very effectively." Another describes Rees as "approachable and friendly," adding: "He seeks to reassure and to simplify matters." An interviewee praises his technical expertise: "He understands trusts in depth. Whenever there's a financial aspect to a case, putting together a complex budget, working out taxation on a complex estate; whenever I do a job with Edward, all the financials will be absolutely bang on. I know it'll be right."

Client Testimonials

Impressed with the overall efficiency of your firm.

- Mr J.T.S Peacock, Telford

We felt Edward was professional, friendly and approachable. All our questions and worries were answered in simple terms we could easily understand.

- Mr W & Mrs VJ Broome, Telford

Very approachable staff made us feel at ease. Very efficient.

- Mrs J Asplin, Telford