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FDR Law provides a comprehensive legal service for commercial organisations and private clients. Its commercial client base includes international, UK national and regional businesses with turnover of up to ÂŁ120m.

The firm: FDR Law was formed in July 2008 with the merger of Warrington's largest legal practices: Forshaws and Davies Ridgway. The history of these firms can be traced back as far as 1750. The current business has grown to include 12 partners and 100+ employees based at offices in Warrington, Stockton Heath and Frodsham, as well as a facility in London.

The firm specialises in the areas of commercial business services (particularly commercial property and corporate transactions), and private client services as trustees and advisors to a number of high-value multi-jurisdictional trusts. It also undertakes litigation, family law and bespoke high-value residential property work. Major clients include Bako North Western Group Limited, Knowsley MBC, Langtree Property Partners Limited, Network Space Group Limited and United Utilities Group PLC.

FDR Law prides itself on being a progressive, competent and reputable firm.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial property: investment; commercial development (public and private sectors; residential development and strategic land; restructuring; and tenancy agreements.

Corporate: mergers; acquisitions and disposals; private equity; MBOs and MBIs; and banking and security.

Commercial: commercial agreements; corporate governance; partnerships and LLPs; intellectual property; and notarial services.

Business start-ups and company information: company formation and structures; shareholder agreements; joint ventures; and terms and conditions of trade.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution: corporate and shareholder disputes; property disputes; construction litigation, including adjudication, arbitration and expert determination; professional negligence; and ADR.

Construction and engineering: contracts and project documents, collateral warranties, appointments and security documentation and construction disputes.

Employment (corporate): terms and contracts of employment; disciplinary procedures and disputes; TUPE transfers ; HR consultancy; and in-house training.

Employment (personal): redundancy; discrimination at work; employment tribunals; grievance and disciplinary procedures; contracts of employment; tribunal representation; settlement agreements; and TUPE claims.

Insolvency: corporate recovery and re-structures, corporate re-structures; personal insolvency; voluntary arrangements.

Private Client: wills; trusts; probate; estate planning; court of protection, powers of attorney; and will and inheritance disputes.

Litigation and disputes: personal injury claims; road traffic accidents; clinical negligence; brain injuries; dental injury claims; bed sore claims; equine and animal disputes; will and inheritance disputes; and property disputes.

Family: divorce and separation; financial arrangements, arrangements for children, domestic abuse, €™prenuptial agreements and child maintenance.

Conveyancing: buying; selling; property disputes; leasehold; lease extensions; enfranchisment; and inheritance disputes.

Crime: arrest and prosecution; and motoring offences.

Other offices: Stockton Heath, Frodsham, London (by appointment only)


  • Number of UK partners: 12
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 28
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Commercial: 34
  • Residential property: 18
  • Private client/trusts: 16
  • Family: 12
  • Litigation: 10
  • Criminal: 10

  • Languages
  • English

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