One of the most respected solicitors in the region has announced her retirement.

Suzanne Lee, a nationally-recognised contentious probate specialist, has retired from the Wyre Forest law firm mfg Solicitors after a 27-year career.

She dedicated her last ten years to the role of managing director, playing a key role in the expansion of the firm.


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Ms Lee joined the firm in 1997 as a trainee, before qualifying in 1999 to specialise in complex contentious probate cases.

She became a partner in 2002, and was at the helm during the firm’s move to its Adam House headquarters in Kidderminster.

As managing director, she furthered the company's profile through mergers with Scott Holt & Sellars, Phillips & Co, and Pearson Rowe.

Credited for steering the firm through the 2020 Covid pandemic, she has been credited for her leadership and resilience.

After her tenure as managing director, Ms Lee served as the firm’s chair between July 2022 and March 2023.

Iain Morrison, chair at the firm, said: "Suzanne has made an immense contribution to the success and reputation of the firm over nearly 30 years.

"Not only is she recognised in the Legal 500 as a superb lawyer, but her drive, leadership and vision has helped us to grow and modernise as a firm."

She said: "After nearly three decades as a solicitor I felt it was the right time to retire and pass the baton on to the next generation.

"During my time at mfg Solicitors I have been fortunate to work with so many wonderful people.

"I can step away extremely proud of what I’ve achieved and look back on the past 27 years with so much joy."

Excited for her retirement, Ms Lee plans to indulge her passion for travel and cooking more often.

Meanwhile, her department will continue under the leadership of partners Robert Weston and Andrew Chandler.