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Tony Illsley

Tony Illsley
Solicitor, LL.B, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - Administration of Estates. Panel solicitor for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (South Staffordshire area). Appointed panel solicitor for the National Free Wills Network



Tony qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has a background of litigation experience including defending clinical negligence claims for healthcare professionals and panel membership of the Medical Defence Union. Tony became the partner in charge of the Private Client Department in 2007 and now specialises as a probate solicitor.

Tony deals with all aspects of private client work concerning drafting wills, inheritance tax, estate planning and trusts, lasting powers of attorney, appointment of deputies, and dealings with the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian. Tony acts as a professional attorney, an executor and trustee, and as a professional deputy receiving referrals from the local adult safeguarding team.

Appointed the panel solicitor for the Staffordshire area for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Tony regularly attends meetings at the Air Ambulance headquarters in Stourbridge and is proud to support and raise funds for this charity. Tony is also a panel member of the National Free Wills Network supporting over 70 local and national charities. 

With a litigation background, he also continues to deal with contentious probate cases including Inheritance Act claims, contesting a will, claims regarding lack of mental capacity, and claims for and against executors.

Tony is the compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) for Rutherfords LLP.


"Thank you very much for all your help and guidance in what has been a very sad and trying time for me. I would appreciate it if you would be so kind as to convey my same thanks to Emily and Natasha for their professional yet caring assistance" Mr F 


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t: 01827 307206
f: 01827 311666
e: t.illsley@rutherfordslegal.com

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