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Edward Rees

Partner - Head of Private Client Team

Edward's Teams

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


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 specialising in advising clients upon trusts, high net worth estate administration (many involving significant agricultural and business property), powers of attorney as well as complex tax planning issues.

Edward is a partner and heads the Private Client Team, 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."


In this episode Edward talks about the importance of good legal advice in relation to The Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, wills, and estate administration.

Edward is chatting with Mike Williams from Brewin Dolphin for this episode. They're busting jargon, and talking about inheritance tax planning and financial wellbeing. They explain about "the seven year rule", gifting money, tapering and touch on trust funds.

In order to lessen inheritance tax, I am often asked the question "Should I gift my house to my children during my lifetime?" listen here to why this is a very complex area. Edward gives insight into why that's the case, and provides practical guidance.  

Edward chats with a trainee solicitor about her experiences so far, you can listen to this one here.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

Edward is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 which states 'Edward Rees specialises in advising clients on trusts, high-net-worth estate administration and on other complex tax planning matters. Edward Rees, a lawyer skilled at advising on trusts and high-net-worth estates, powers of attorney and on complex tax planning matters.'

Edward has been in Band 1 of the Chambers UK's High Net Worth Directory since 2019. In the 2023 edition Edward Rees is described as "extremely knowledgeable; he has the knack of making complicated matters appear straightforward," according to an interviewee. Another source says: "Edward is fantastic." Rees has decades of experience in the field, advising clients on trusts, estate administration, powers of attorney and tax planning.


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

Impressed by presentation, professionalism and quality of service, we were very satisfied. Thank you.

- Mr R & Mrs J McGrath, Telford

Very clear advice given. Felt able to email questions and always had a prompt and clear reply.

- Mrs H Thomason, Telford

I was impressed by the patience in explaining the technical jargon used by lawyers.

- Mr S Martin. Shrewsbury