I joined Porter Dodson as a Legal Advisor in October 2022. I have eight years’ experience in advising a wide range of clients in matters concerning wills, powers of attorney, administration of estates and acting as an attorney. 

    I take pride in building a close relationship with my clients and providing them with holistic advice at what is a very difficult time for them. I achieve this by encouraging transparency and tailoring my approach according to my clients’ concerns. 

    I am happy to act for my clients remotely where necessary or indeed in person at our Taunton office.


    Michael's approach is excellent; thorough and transparent but always with empathetic understanding of our personal situation. Michael has been particularly excellent with our Mum, who was very reassured by his calm and caring manner. Legal fees are always expensive but Michael is transparent about possible costs and advices accordingly. With Porter Dodson and Michael I trust in the work being first class and knowing that I have received the best possible advice. I would highly recommend them.


    Both Michael and Eleri were very friendly and professional explaining matters in an easily understood manner

    Mr H R Peter-Budge

    Professional and approachable, with the right level of empathy and understanding.

    Mr Batt

    I first met Michael in 2019 and found him extremely efficient and courteous. I then lost him and luckily found him again when he took over the administration of my dear friend. He showed great patience and understanding. I shall continue to use Porter Dodson again.

    Private Client

    I've found that Michael and his secretary Melanie very efficient in dealing with probate and administering my late father's will. Very approachable and reply to queries usually within 24 hours.

    S Chadwick

    I wish to offer my sincere thanks to Michael Fitzgerald, Helen Legg, Peter Cooke and anyone else who worked on the team dealing with my late brother's estate at Porter Dodson LLP. Their professionalism was clearly obvious and their communication with me was appropriately concise and informative. I have no hesitation in recommending them all and the firm of Porter Dodson to others.

    G Houghton

    I was confronted with a very stressful situation, being the sole executor of a Will. Michael Fitzgerald and his colleagues not only showed empathy and compassion but dealt with the execution of the Will promptly and kept me informed throughout the probate process. I would have no hesitation in using Porter Dodson again for any legal needs. 

    Y Williams

    Well organised, quick to respond to my needs and able to respond with knowledge and understanding. I was lucky to be recommended by the previous owner of this flat when we moved to the South West. 

    M Belcher

    My partner and I wished to update our wills and to put in place Power of Attorney. Michael Fitzgerald took us through the process for each, and was approachable, knowledgeable and very thorough throughout. We felt he had a genuine interest in making the best arrangements for us. We were happy with Porter Dodson's service when we made our original wills some years ago but our recent experience has very much confirmed to us that these are very safe hands.

    Michael Fitzgerald recently dealt with my late mother’s estate. The service was excellent. At all times, Michael was efficient and considerate. He dealt with the administration in a very timely and professional manner. I have also had contact with other employees for a range of services and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
    Good service provided from both Wills and estates and conveyancing departments. All staff were helpful and considerate of my needs.
    Private Client
    My husband and I consulted Michael Fitzgerald at Porter Dodson to deal with my late father's estate. We were both feeling very overwhelmed and out of our depth. Michael soon put us at ease and took the pressure off. He is always very pleasant, professional, and conscientious. Nothing has proven to be too much trouble. Michael kept us informed at all times every step of the way and certainly went the extra mile. He brought everything to a swift and satisfactory conclusion. We would highly recommend.
    Mrs M

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