Lorna Payne

Lorna Payne

Associate, Solicitor
Wills Trusts & Probate

Tel: 01217463300
Office: Shirley

About Lorna Payne

Lorna is an Associate in the Private Client Team.

Lorna assists private clients and advises on wills, powers of attorney and tax planning.  She also deals with applications for grants of probates and administering estates and advises trustees.

Her specialisms include trust law, tax and succession planning. 

She helps clients to meet their objectives by taking time to understand their needs.  She believes in a holistic approach to advising clients and thinks a lot can be gained from listening and finding out what is important to clients. 

Lorna is very approachable and prides herself in explaining matters in simple, easy to understand language rather than legal jargon. She understands the importance and benefit of working with a client’s existing professional advisers where appropriate.

Lorna handles a variety of private client work including:

  • Administration of estates from initial instruction through to final winding up
  • Advice regarding trusts
  • Inheritance tax planning advice
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Advice on, creation and registration of,  lasting powers of attorney
  • Drafting of complex wills


Career History

  • Senior Solicitor, Field Overell LLP -  June 2020 – October 2021
  • Associate, Wright Hassall LLP - March 2018 to May 2020
  • Associate, Shoosmiths LLP - January 2017 to March 2018
  • Solicitor, Shakespeare Martineau LLP - March 2015 to January 2017
  • Solicitor, Moore Blatch LLP - September 2011 to February 2015
  • Trainee Solicitor, Blythe Liggins Solicitors - January 2006 – August 2011


  • STEP 
    • November 2019 - Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation,
    • July 2015, TEP - Trust Estate Practitioner
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) - 2011 Commendation
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - The College of Law Birmingham - July 2009
  • BA(Hons) Business - Anglia Polytechnic University - 2002

Memberships and Offices held

STEP - Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Lorna is a member of the STEP Birmingham Committee and an officer responsible for administration and marketing at STEP Birmingham.

Interests and Hobbies

Lorna enjoys spending time with friends and family.  She enjoys travelling and is a keen skier, normally skiing annually with a large group of friends. She also enjoys live music.

UK Top Tier Firm 2022 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme