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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is an award-winning law firm providing stellar legal service to a growing portfolio of regional and national clients. Employing nearly 200 people, the firm has been recognised as a 2 star organisation in The Times Best Companies List for the first time during 2016/2017.

The firm: FBC Manby Bowdler's approach is partner-led and client-centred, with a focus on the intelligent delivery of practical legal solutions that support clients' business and personal objectives.

The firm prides itself on working in partnership with its clients to ensure the provision of commercial, innovative and cost-transparent legal advice that adds value and uncomplicates the legal process. This expert advice is delivered by the firm's specialist legal teams, many of whom are nationally recognised annually for the strength and depth of their expertise.

FBC Manby Bowdler's ethos centres on the ability of its exceptional people to intelligently deliver a stellar level of customer service and the firm is proud to be a legal services provider that is constantly innovating and doing things differently in order to make legal services more accessible to clients and aligned with their needs.

Types of work undertaken: The firm's commercial teams specialise across a range of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, technology and media, charities and not for profit, construction, education, professional services, and retail and leisure. As a result of wider macro environmental changes in the last 12 months the firm has also developed specialist commercial advisory services to cover Brexit and HS2 legal advice.

The firm is a patron of Midlands manufacturing network 'Made in the Midlands', and has further consolidated its reputation as one of the go-to law firms for businesses operating in the manufacturing sector.

The firm's agricultural and rural services team is led by the Midlands' top agricultural law experts and provides clients with access to a range of agricultural expertise covering everything from property considerations to equine advice; employment and HR; to probate and succession planning. Members of the team sit on the CLA at a national level and are recognised thought leaders in relation to key developments and ongoing issues in the sector.

General commercial legal advice includes corporate and commercial; commercial property; debt recovery; employment and HR; litigation and dispute resolution; intellectual property; licensing; regulatory and business crime; and town and country planning.

For private individuals advice covers Court of Protection and deputyships; disputed probate; employment; family law with specialisms in collaborative law and child law; motoring offences; serious injury and clinical negligence; residential property; and wills, probate and lifetime planning.

The firm's lawyers are recommended for their proactive approach and pragmatic advice, and a number of its advisors are recognised leaders in their respective fields.

Accreditations: The firm was recognised externally in 11 award programmes during 2016, going on to win two regional awards for 'customer champion' and 'excellence in customer service', reflective of the firm's continued drive to deliver stellar services to its clients.

FBC Manby Bowdler is Lexcel (the Law Society quality standard) and ISO 9001:2008 LQS accredited and is part of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which recognises the high standards of practice management and client care of the firm's property teams. In addition the firm has in-house expertise recognised by a number of other accredited bodies and is ranked as a top 200 UK law firm.

Other offices: Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford, Willenhall

  • Number of UK partners: 30
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 79

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