About Us.

Deborah Wilkinson & Co are Specialist Lawyers & Commissioner For Oaths based in Cheshire, UK, offering a confidential and friendly service, both to our local and online clients. We have made our most popular services available online due to demand, but we also offer a range of other services.

SFElogo-footerWe can offer up to date advice in a sympathetic and confidential way. Deborah is a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly. Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who are committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Full professional members are those members of the legal profession that have been qualified for at least 5 years and spend at least 50% of their time advising older clients or have been qualified for 10 years and spend at least 25 % of their time doing such work. An exam must be taken if entering membership at this level.

Our Staff.

Deborah Wilkinson

Deborah Wilkinson

Director FCILEx Lawyer and Commissioner For Oaths Full Accredited Member of SFE, Member of the Association of Women Solicitors London

Deborah A Wilkinson has at least twenty years experience in the legal profession, spending eleven years with large firms of solicitors in the North West. She has specialised in Equity and Trusts, Wills and Probate, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Land Law and Conveyancing Practice. Deborah qualified as a Lawyer after studying at Liverpool John Moores University.

The firm is proud to be members of Certainty, which is a register and database of Wills prepared by Lawyers and provides details of the whereabouts of Wills. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (which involved six years of studying law and passing the relevant exams) and whose members are independently regulated by CILEx Regulation. Fellows are specialist Lawyers and the Institute has over 22,000 members and is recognized as the third branch of the legal profession. Deborah Wilkinson & Co Ltd. are also proud to be members of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Deborah is a member of the Association of Womens Solicitors London

Laura Bolam

Laura Bolam

Legal Assistant

Laura currently is studying law at the University of Liverpool and in her third year.  She has studied Equity and Trusts, Land Law and other aspects of law. She has special interests in Refugee, Asylum, Family and Human Rights Law.   Laura’s role within Deborah Wilkinson and Co is assisting with the drafting of documents, arranging appointments and assisting with telephone enquiries.  Laura’s first taste of the legal world began at the Crown Courts when she observed trials from the gallery.  It was at this point she decided that she wanted a career in the legal world.  She then went on to observe cases in the Magistrates Court.   Amongst Laura’s qualifications is the ability to speak Chinese.  She also has personal qualities to interact with people from all walks of life and is sympathetic with clients that require a little bit of extra help and attention.
Helen Scully

Helen Scully

Legal Assistant

Helen comes to us with extensive experience having worked for a wide range of companies over 30 years including legal work, Wills, Probate and Matrimonial work.

As well as working as an Assistant she also has a small gardening business working locally for a couple of days a week. Helen has experience of working as a Personal Assistant for a titled family.

In her spare time Helen enjoys being with family and friends, the arts and walking.



Legal Assistant

Laura comes to the firm with a wealth of experience. She qualified as a Solicitor and worked for a large multinational firm of Solicitors in London for five years, latterly in their Private Client department. She has experience in dealing with Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills and assisting with running a business. Laura has also spent a number of years as a member of a voluntary steering group, representing the voice of local parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and special needs. She is a Local Observer for The Institute of Advanced Motorists and enjoys dance in her spare time.

"To have a professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable lawyer prepared to make a home visit is exceptional. Deborah has been really helpful and understanding and we have been very pleased with her advice and service. Deborah is completely trustworthy, confidential, and thorough, and she made the whole process seem very painless"


"I have used Deborah Wilkinson and Co on two separate occasions for my mother's and father's affairs. Each time I have been very impressed with their efficiency and professionalism"


"Deborah explains difficult legal concepts in a clear and concise way"


"A very professional and reassuring service delivered in a kind and friendly manner in the most delightful office in beautiful surroundings"


"We found your advice helpful, the whole business conducted efficiently and our questions covered in all aspects"


"Deborah and her staff have guided me through a difficult time and removed all the stressful elements of coping on my own for the first time. Thank you so much"


"At a very difficult time in my life, you made financial and legal matters so very easy to cope with – thanks"


"At all times I felt totally comfortable at the way you handled both my late mother's estate and the details of my own Will, for that I thank you"


"I have dealt with Deborah Wilkinson for over 8 years – always helped and advised, more recently over the loss of my father, valuable advice given"


"Being able to discuss the process at home rather than in the more formal situation of an office was very helpful"