Ian Sturgess

Solicitor, Wills and Probate Department, Liverpool, Penny Lane

Ian David Sturgess

Practice Description

Ian is a senior solicitor. He qualified in 1990 and has been successfully recruited by the firm following his previous role as a Partner and Head of Wills and Probate at an established competitor, where he worked for over 12 years.

Ian heads the firms Private Client Department which handles a diverse range of inter-connected disciplines, many of a highly technical and specialist nature.

Work Specialisms

  • Will writing and Probate Estate Administrations
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications
  • Deputyship administrations with the Public guardianship Office
  • Trust work for both High Net Value Clients and an increasing number of more modest clients who have considerable equity stored within the family home
  • Elder Law

Admissions and Accreditations

  • Liverpool John Moores University, 2:1 LLB (Hons)
  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course
  • Currently pursuing Notary qualification

Representative Matters

Ian regularly lectured for the Merseyside Pension Fund on both pre-retirement and “mid-life crisis” courses and is actively involved with a number of specially selected Financial Investment Groups to provide a comprehensive package of measures to secure Client’s objectives in the most tax efficient way.

He is also no stranger to the “glare” of national publicity and was, in it’s heyday, regularly consulted to provide Legal perspectives upon the storylines of a famous, yet very local, national Soap. However, Ian will be the first to admit that “Legal Realities” were never allowed by the script writers to “mess up a good story line!”


Ian and his partner have one child together. Their son has recently qualified as a Doctor and is Ian’s preferred ‘pension plan’. Ian is a keen martial artist in a number of disciplines and a student of the Japanese language. His is also an avid collector of Japanese manga and anime.



T: +44 (0)151 733 3353

D: +44 (0)151 522 5772

F: +44 (0)151 282 8212

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