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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

GEORGE HOUSE, ST JOHN'S SQUARE, WOLVERHAMPTON, WV2 4BZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01902 578000
Fax:
Fax 01902 311886
DX:
702433 WOLVERHAMPTON-5
Email:
Web:
www.fbcmb.co.uk

Craig Ridge

Tel:
Work 01902 392402
Email:
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

A Partner at the Firm, Craig specialises in all aspects of Commercial Dispute Resolution with emphasis on matters of a chancery nature and has extensive expert knowledge in matters involving disputed wills and probate.

Craig’s particular areas of practice include providing advice in relation to Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, disputes in relation to the validity of wills, disputes regarding the construction of wills, actions for breach of trust and/or breach of duty in the administration of trusts/estate and professional negligence in relation to wills, trusts and/or estates.

In 2015 Craig was appointed a member of the Firm’s Strategic Management Board, responsible for spearheading the Firm’s future development.

Career

Craig joined fbc Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor in 2000 and qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation Department in 2002. Craig became a Partner at FBC Manby Bowdler upon merger in 2008 and heads up the Firm’s Disputed Probate Team.

Member

Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) (Affiliate).

Education

Hagley Roman Catholic School; University of Liverpool; University of Birmingham LLB (Hons) 1999.

Leisure

Rugby Union, Travel


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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