FBC Manby Bowdler Celebrates Expansion.....
25 Feb 2019
Published in: Member News
Five Partners are named as Leading Individuals in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 at FBC Manby Bowdler LLP
Bowdler LLP have been successfully recognised in the latest guide to
outstanding lawyers and law firms in the UK.
Five Partners are named as Leading
Individuals in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500, with a further four lawyers
making the list of up and coming Next Generation solicitors. The guide
recommends an additional 26 members of the firm for their work in a variety of
Those awarded the elite ranking are
Corporate Lead Partner James Sage, Commercial Litigation Senior Partner Guy
Birkett, and Craig Ridge who heads the Disputed Probate team, who are based in
Partner Niall Blackie, from the Planning
department, and Steven Corfield, Principal Development Partner for Agricultural
Business, both from Shropshire, join their colleagues on the list.
Next Generation lawyers named in the
guide are Wolverhampton Partner Charlotte Clode for Commercial Litigation and
Associate Kimberly Mears from the contentious trusts and probate department.
Telford-based Associate Suzanne Tucker is recognised for her work in the
planning sector alongside Partner David Preece for his work in the Corporate
and Commercial team at the same office.
Four of our departments – commercial
litigation, agriculture and estates, contentious trusts and probate, and family
– received top tier rankings. We also received recommendations for our work in
corporate and commercial, licensing, debt recovery, insolvency and corporate
recovery, employment, personal injury, personal tax, trusts and probate,
education, commercial property and planning.
Managing Partner Kim Carr said: “The
Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended
purely on merit.
“To have five Leading Individuals and
four Next Generation lawyers featured on the list – as well as so many members
of our team being singled out for individual praise – is a particularly
pleasing result. It is a truly impartial recognition of the stellar service we
deliver across a wide range of sectors.”
Midlands based law firm has also acquired two law firm practices in recent
months, showcasing significant expansion for the company.
first, the highly respected and largest law firm in Redditch, Kerwoods, first
established in 1880, the second, South Shropshire based LV Priestly and Son.
team at FBC Manby Bowdler have also welcomed three new solicitors after
recently qualifying and successfully completing their training contracts, the
firm has also recruited two new trainee solicitors.
Joe Martin qualified into the Disputed
Probate team with Jaspreet Kler becoming a solicitor in the Corporate
department and Ravi Basra graduating from a legal executive to become a
solicitor in the Commercial Property department.
Joining FBC Manby Bowdler on training
contracts were Megan Price in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning
department and Rubel Miah in the Commercial Property team. All appointments are
in the firm’s Wolverhampton office.
Training Principal Charlotte Clode
said: “We are committed to a continuous cycle of identifying and training the
next generation of legal talent and congratulate our newly qualified solicitors
on reaching their goal.
“Our training programme also includes a
comprehensive apprenticeship scheme. As an award winning, dynamic and
forward-thinking firm we are always looking to grow our team so we can
futureproof the business and continue to deliver the stellar standard of
service on which we’ve built our reputation.”