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Charles Smalley

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Charles Smalley

Job Title: Partner - Wills & Probate

Departments: Agriculture, Wills & Probate

Location: Nantwich – The Dowery

Call me on:01270 625478


Charles has over three decades experience in helping clients plan for later life, including advising on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts. In addition he has a wealth of experience supporting and assisting families and friends administer the estates of loved ones following their death. This often involves advice about complicated inheritence tax issues, which can be difficult to deal with.

Charles is consistently reccommended by clients for his personable and caring approach at what is often a very difficult time. He is well known throughout the local area, with many clients returning time and time again.

Charles trained with Poole Alcock Solicitors qualifying as a Solicitor in 1990. In recognition of his experience and expertise he is a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner having attained his Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) diploma.


What our clients say

  • Sensitive and caring at a very difficult family time.

    Mrs B C
  • Making a will at times can be a very difficult process, this is made much easier with the help and advice of Poole Alcock Solicitors, thank you.

    Mr Peter James Edwards
  • We were dreading sorting out our wills and lasting power of attorneys and had put it off for years. But glad we chose Poole Alcock. Charles Smalley explained everything clearly and made the whole process really straight forward.

    Mr B R and Mrs T R
  • I have been delighted with the service I have had from Charles and Helen considering we had just started lockdown. I am amazed by how quickly my mum’s affairs have been sorted out. A big thank you.

    Mrs P Wilson
  • A thorough job. Well done at a reasonable cost – Excellent communication throughout what was a difficult time.

    Mr C Arthur – Wills and Probate Client
  • Making a will can be a complicated and stressful experience, but not in my experience, if the Poole Alcock team does it for you. The complexities of my wishes were patiently unravelled and interpreted and the whole process was completed speedily and efficiently. Such a relief!

    E S – Wills and Probate Client
  • Thanks to Charles and Helen for all their assistance. We are very happy with the service they provided at a very difficult time.

    Mr D Moss
  • My wife and I cannot thank Poole Alcock enough for the service they have provided to my parents in the past 40 years and recently to my wife and myself. Charles Smalley has gone above and beyond expectations.

    G F
  • The overall service and advice provided by the acting Solicitor, Mr Charles Smalley was excellent in every way.

    B H
  • Professional, prompt and local.

    Mr B B and Mrs A B
  • Slick, professional and no fuss!

    Mr D Purvin
  • A personal thank you goes to Charles Smalley and Helen who were a great help guiding me through the probate system following the death of my good friend.

    Probate Client
  • Charles and Helen provided an excellent service for which I was grateful during a very stressed and emotional period of my life when my husband passed away suddenly.

    Mrs P – Wills and Probate Client
  • Everything was explained really well in words both of us could understand. Thank you

    D G and V G – Wills and Probate Clients
  • We are more than happy with the service we received from Mr Smalley. Would highly recommend!

    David and Sharon Haynes
  • We received excellent service from Charles Smalley. His thorough explanation, support and help made if straightforward for usto finalise our wills. He has also been very supportive with issues relating to my late father’s will also prepared by him.

    Melvyn Latham and Jacqueline Latham
  • Excellent, prompt, totally efficient service provided at a very fair price. Very friendly solicitor and staff. Superb customer service throughout the transaction. Totally trustworthy. Thank you so much.

    Mr D B
  • Pleased with the level of understanding of my needs, while showing a high level of humanity and professionalism.

    David John Wainwright
  • Excellent Service – Thanks!

    Christopher Cross and Christine Cross
  • Cannot fault the excellent service from Mr Charles Smalley and his secretary in dealing with my father’s estate.

    Clarence Edgar Whitfield
  • The service given to me by Mr C Smalley was outstanding from start to finish arranging a new Will and Powers of Attorney.

    Neville Tizard
  • Thank you for your support regarding my mother’s estate. Very Professional support, excellent communication from all at Poole Alcock Solicitors.

    Hazel Francis and Richard Francis
  • I am more than satisfied with the service I have received which has always linked knowledge with the utmost courtesy and discretion.

    Mary Jones
  • The staff are very helpful and professional and explained everything clearly. I would recommend Poole Alcock Solicitors every time.

    A W
  • Mr Smalley was relaxing and approachable and gave my wife and I every opportunity to put forward our viewpoints without any form of pressure. Our meetings with him were therefore pleasant and constructive experiences.

    D S and J E S
  • A very professional team, no matter how small the question may be I found Charles very helpful and he has given me piece of mind. Thank you

    K O – Wills and Probate Client
  • The service given to me by Mr Charles Smalley was very efficient from start to finish. Couldn’t fault in any way – Brilliant

    NT – Wills and Probate Client
  • Thank you for the sensitive, helpful and efficient way you have assisted me with revising my Will and setting place the Lasting Powers of Attorney at a difficult time.


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    Experienced Team

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    6 Locations in the
    North West

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