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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

ROUTH HOUSE, HALL COURT, HALL PARK WAY, TELFORD, TF3 4NJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01952 292129
Fax:
Fax 01952 291716
DX:
707201 TELFORD 4
Email:
Web:
www.fbcmb.co.uk

Philip Cowell

Tel:
Work 01952 208418
Email:
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

A Partner in the firm, Phil specialises in divorce and other family matters and has particular expertise in dealing with the financial aspect of the breakdown of relationships, including high value financial settlements involving complex business assets and farming cases.

Phil is a member of Resolution and a Collaborative Family Lawyer and encourages his clients to resolve their disputes in a non-confrontational way, to reduce the stress of a difficult situation.

Career

Trained Tayntons Solicitors; qualified 1991; joined firm 1997; Partner 2004.

Member

Resolution; Collaborative Family Lawyer.

Education

Chester Law School 1988.

Leisure

A keen sportsman, a county tennis player and golfer.


West Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is 'extremely good in terms of its response times, efficiency, accessibility, subject knowledge, advice and understanding'. Craig Ridge  leads the team and is 'excellent at cutting through the family wrangling' and 'able to distill complicated factual situations into a succinct case'. Another key figure is the Telford-based family law specialist Philip Cowell , who is 'extremely efficient' and 'quick to respond' . Also recommended is associate Kimberly Mears and STEP practitioner Margaret Rowe .

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Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP 's family law cases typically fall into the categories of being highly complex or of high value. Anne Thompson  leads the team and is an expert in handling ancillary relief cases.  She recently acted on a complex divorce where both parties were in business together. Philip Cowell  focuses on high-value financial cases and is 'extremely efficient' and 'quick to respond'. He recently advised on a matter involving the validity of a prenuptial agreement. Senior associate Harbinder Gosal  is notably strong in handling privately funded divorce and matrimonial finance cases. She represented interveners on a case where the wife alleged that the husband transferred property to the client in an attempt to dispose his assets. Senior associate Sarah Millington 's work mostly concerns the financial aspects of relationship breakdowns, and is  'professional', 'effective'  and 'good at communicating'. Cohabitations expert Sara Morton  is also a key figure, whose recent work involved the court freezing the husband’s assets in order to prevent him from depriving the wife of her claims.

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