Michael Derrick

Michael Derrick


DMH Stallard (Guildford)

Wonersh House

The Guildway

Old Portsmouth Road



Michael is a Partner and Head of the Guildford private client department. His practice focuses on estate administration, wills, trust administration and Court of Protection work.

With over 15 years’ experience Michael ensures that his clients, both new and returning, are given the best possible advice and service.

Michael’s approach to each client, particularly those who are dealing with stressful and sensitive matters, is to deliver advice in a way that calms their initial worries while ensuring that such advice achieves the client’s objectives.

Michael’s particular expertise is in the administration of both simple and complex estates, and of high value and intestate estates.

He also advises on and drafts wills (mirror wills, life interest wills and discretionary trust wills), inheritance tax planning, trust administration, powers of attorney (general, lasting and trustee), receivership applications and other Court of Protection applications.

Michael qualified as a solicitor in 2004.

Michael is the best in his field, I can only highly recommend him

F.P - Sale and purchase of property

Michael Derrick was the person I dealt with the most and I cannot rate him high enough. He made a very sad and emotional time for me easier to deal with by showing empathy and concern. I felt I could ask him anything and felt if I didn’t understand something, that I could talk to him easily and openly. He was always in touch with me.

Legal 500 UK 2022

My thanks again for all your work on the trust - it made my life as trustee very easy. It was good to work with you. You have been a rock and always given good advice so thank you

J.W - Admin of Eliott Trusts

Personal Awards

Legal 500 2022 Recommended Lawyer

Memberships and Associations

  • The Law Society
  • Affiliated member of STEP, with an advanced certificate in the adminstration of estates

Associated blogs

Making your wishes known

Blog, News & PR
Michael Derrick looks at the introduction of presumed consent for the organ donation system in England
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Inheritance Tax – a new regime on the horizon?

Blog, News & PR
The APPG’s paper published in January 2020 recommends a complete overhaul of the Inheritance Tax regime
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