Shelley Collingbourne

Shelley Collingbourne

Partner, Solicitor
Wills Trusts & Probate

Tel: 0121 700 1400
Office: Sheldon

About Shelley Collingbourne

Shelley is a Partner and leads the Private Client team in the Sheldon office.  She began her law career at Sydney Mitchell straight from school working in a number of different departments before becoming a Wills Clerk and moving on to deal with all aspects of private client.

Whilst on her training contract with the firm, she gained experience in the Family, Litigation, Personal Injury and Conveyancing departments. On qualifying as a solicitor Shelley returned to the Private Client department.

Shelley now deals with the Administration of Estates, assists clients in making applications to the Court of Protection and deals with the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

What our clients say

"I would like to thank Shelley for her hard work and integrity throughout the recent years while helping me through all the affairs of my parents estate. Her advice and professionalism has been invaluable & 100% reliable." Julie Jobburn

"I have been very upset having to make my Will. But with the help of Shelley Collingbourne I have done it and been content about it. Thank you Shelley." Mrs Margaret Rosina Innes 

“We were very impressed with the care and concern we were shown by Shelley Collingbourne, she guided us through this process with care and understanding. We can’t thank her enough.”

“Shelley’s advice and work on our behalf has been outstanding, I am most grateful.”

"Shelley Collingbourne was very good at putting me at ease whilst discussing the will, which is never anything you really discuss with family. Excellent service - recommended."
Robert Jones

"I think the help and advice that Shelley Collingbourne gave me throughout the preparation of this much needed will could not be faulted."

"I feel that Shelley dealt with all matters efficiently and professionally. I would highly recommend her services to anybody." Sonja Gilbert

"I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by Shelley and the efficiency preparing my will."

"The service received from the company and in particular Shelley Collingbourne was much appreciated in this upsetting time, thank you very much."

"I have always found the staff at Sydney Mitchell very helpful particularly lately when just before my husband passed away, Shelley Collingbourne dealt with our affairs so kindly and efficiently. I would always recommend Sydney Mitchell for excellent service."

"We are more than satisfied with the service we have received and will retain Sydney Mitchell as our solicitors into the future."

"Our thanks to Shelley Collingbourne who did a great job and is a credit to your company."

"An all-round excellent service, highly satisfied. Shelley Collingbourne showed great sensitivity during my father’s illness and after his death which was much appreciated by the family."

"As with Danny McCorry, Shelley Collingbourne was very professional and efficient. We are happy with the services provided by Sydney Mitchell."

"I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by Shelley and the efficiency preparing my will, Thank you."

"Shelley was always very helpful."
Mrs Heather C Matuozzo

“Shelley was clear and straightforward (and thorough) as ever. We were very pleased with our treatment.”
Mr & Mrs Evans

“We were delighted that Shelley Collingbourne dealt with our case as she similarly dealt with our case approximately 9 years ago and similarly dealt with all the intricacies in dealing with our questions and explanations involved.”

“Thank you very much to Shelley Collingbourne and Tony Lynch for their efficiency & Knowledge. Shelley is superb at making legal jargon and processes understandable and I have learnt a lot from her! I am genuinely very grateful. ”

“I am so grateful to Shelley Collingbourne for all her help and for being so “normal” and easy to work with. I am delighted our business on this case is completed but would happily work with her again”

Dr V Manley

“As always, Shelly’s advice and work has been excellent in all respects. I heartily recommend her.”

“I would like to thank Shelley for her kind and considerate care of me when it was all too much and caused me stress”

“Great service and found Shelley easy to talk to and she explained everything clearly and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to my friends and family”

“Shelley has been professional, efficient &very helpful as always. Would not hesitate to recommend”

“Shelley Collingbourne was both professional/efficient and a pleasure to work with. We will definitely return if ever we need a solicitor again. Many thanks.”
Mr Leitch & Miss Jackson

What the Directories say

Legal 500 - 2021-22

  • 'Helpful, knowledgeable, flexible and reasonable costs. Shelley Collingbourne is easily contactable and we have confidence in her ability to carry out the work at a reasonable price’.
  • ‘This is a very good local firm who serve its clients well with day to day legal matters. The lawyers are very good for the general legal work that needs to be done for clients. The team is always friendly and helpful. My main contact is Shelley Collingbourne whom I have dealt with for several years and she has always been very helpful and knowledgeable in her areas of specialism for wills and probate and trusts. I would be happy to recommend clients to her for advice’.

Legal 500 - 2020/2021- Shelley Collingbourne is both diligent and highly efficient. Shelley is always ready and available to provide advice both on the telephone and in face-to-face meetings at the office. She is approachable, knowledgeable and always displays a pleasant disposition’.

Awards and Recognition

In November 2011, Shelley was awarded the Sydney Mitchell, Ron Halstead Award in recognition of her hard work and dedication whilst at work and for the volunteer work she undertakes outside of work.

Conferences and Seminars

Shelley regularly presents to care homes, charities and organisations on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and other private client matters.


University of Central England (now Birmingham City University)

Interests and Hobbies

Shelley’s main hobby is playing and coaching netball. She plays for a well established club in Birmingham and has been coaching girls aged 8-11 to play netball for the last 17 years. She also enjoys watching football, going to the cinema and reading.

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