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FBC Manby Bowdler

0800 1116144

Our specialist lawyers, working from offices in Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford and Willenhall provide expert legal advice covering a full range of personal and business services. Our aim is always to uncomplicate the legal process for our customers, making every stage as transparent as possible so you understand at all times what is going on in relation to your case.

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September 09, 2018 20180909211501

Settlement of Probate

3

The will and probate although probate acquired quickly the official settlement took over 6 months to analyse which seems rather a long time to finalize.

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Alan
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August 28, 2018 20180828211501

Probate

5

FBC Manby Bowdler provided an excellent service. They were easy to deal with, and communication and support was first class.

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Gillian
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August 13, 2018 20180813211501

Commercial Property

5

Very satisfied with the service provided. Approachable & matters explained in a clear & easy to understand manner.

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August 01, 2018 20180801211501

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

We was very impressed with the solicitor who put us at ease at the very beginning, Carina Kervin

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Sara
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July 28, 2018 20180728211502

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Everything was outstanding. Samantha was excellent and know exactly what is required. She has a great knowledge of her job.

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Eric
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July 27, 2018 20180727211502

Preperation Of New Wills

5

Our requirements were dealt with most efficiently, we were given all necessary information in an easily and understandable way, it was a real pleasure dealing with your representative, Carina Kervin.

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Pam & Curtis
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July 27, 2018 20180727211501

Great Service

5

From FBC Fay was extremely 'friendly, Professional & Helpful' which made our house move les stressful - we were kept informed at all times - A very smooth process indeed. There were also no delays on our move day - would highly recommend FBC Manby Bowdler.

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Catherine
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July 26, 2018 20180726211502

Treated as an equal

5

A very pleasant experience with a very good understanding of my specific requirements.

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Mary
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July 26, 2018 20180726211502

Outstanding service

5

Julia was excellent in every aspect of my case. She put me at ease and explained to me what was happening every step of the way. The outcome was better than I had expected and I would highly recommend her.

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Laura
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July 25, 2018 20180725211501

Commercial Property

5

Very positive experience and have recommended to other organisations.

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Solicitors who work at FBC Manby Bowdler

  • Tracy Worthington

    Tracy obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of East Anglia in 1985 before completing the Law Society Finals 1986. Tracy began her training contract at Higgs and Sons and qualified as a Solicitor in 1988. Tracy joined the Firm as a Solicitor in the Employment Department in 1992 and was made a Partner in 1995. Tracy advises both employees and employers who range from small companies to large plcs, covering dismissals, discrimination, company reorganisations, dealing with difficult employees, redundancies including multi-site redundancies, mediation, employment contracts and policies, whistleblowing, settlement agreements, TUPE, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, employment tribunals and HR related work. She is also a regular speaker on employment matters and provides training to clients and their managers.

  • James Sage

    Born and educated in Wolverhampton, James was admitted as a Solicitor in 1996 and became a Partner in 2002. James is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Corporate Department and specialises in company and commercial matters, sales and purchases of companies and businesses and shareholder and joint venture agreements. He has considerable experience in advising owner managed businesses in the manufacturing sector and also acts for banks and other lending institutions.

  • Guy Birkett

    Guy read law at the University of Leeds graduating with an LLB (Hons) Degree in 1991. He joined Foster Baxter Cooksey Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation Department in 1995. From 1998 to 2000 Guy worked on secondment at a major bank supervising and overseeing its in-house legal team. Following Guy's return to the Firm he was made Partner in 2000. Guy is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Commercial Litigation Department and deals with a full and varied caseload involving general commercial litigation, Companies Act litigation and shareholder/partnership disputes, intellectual property litigation, insolvency related litigation and construction and building dispute work. Guy acts for a variety of clients from individuals and small owner managed businesses through to FTSE 200 listed companies.

  • Andrew Wynne

    Andrew graduated from Birmingham University with a Law Degree in 1993. He qualified as a Solicitor and joined the Firm’s Commercial Property Department in 1996, before becoming a Partner in 2004. Andrew specialises in advising businesses in relation to commercial property matters. He has practiced in this area of law for over 20 years and is able to provide expert legal advice on a wide range of complex commercial property issues. An active member of the local Wolverhampton business and community network, Andrew was President of Wolverhampton Law Society from 2014-2015 and now takes up the role of the Society’s Parliamentary Liaison Office.

  • David Grove

    David obtained his LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Nottingham University in 1990, before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester in 1991. David joined Manby & Steward as a Trainee Solicitor in 1991, qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department in 1993 and became a Partner in 1996. David is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Commercial Property Department and specialises in all aspects of commercial property. Having accumulated over 20 years' experience advising in this area David acts for clients dealing in large residential portfolios, developers of both residential and commercial properties, investors and landlords and tenants.

  • Andrew Vernon

    Andrew obtained his LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Wolverhampton in 1985, before completing the solicitor's finals exams in 1986. Andrew was an Articled Clerk at Vernon & Shakespeare in Oldbury and qualified as a Solicitor in 1988. Andrew joined the Firm as an Assistant Solicitor in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Department in 1989 and became a Partner in 2002. Andrew specialises in all aspects of wills and probate work with a particular bias towards inheritance tax planning. Having worked within this area for many years, Andrew is well experienced to advise on a range of private client matters and has an expanding portfolio of clients.

  • Philip Cowell

    Following completion of his Law Degree, Phil went on to continue his legal studies at Chester Law School in 1988 before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1991. Philip joined the Firm as a Solicitor in the Family Department in 1997 and became a Partner in 2004. 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 Collaborative Family Lawyer and encourages his clients to resolve their disputes in a non-confrontational way, to reduce the stress of a difficult situation. Phil is also a key member of the Firm’s Disputed Probate Team and has a keen interest and expertise in claims made for financial provision out of a deceased's estates and probate disputes.

  • Lucy Beaumont

    Lucy obtained a 2:1 (Hons) LLB Law Degree at Keel University in 2013 and joined MFG Solicitors as a Paralegal within the Residential Conveyancing Department whilst training to become a Licensed Conveyancer. She qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in August 2016. In Winter 2017, Lucy joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Licensed Conveyancer in the Residential Property Team. Lucy deals with all residential property cases including sales and purchases, remortgages, transfer of equity, lifetime mortgages and new build properties.

  • Samantha Roberts

    Samantha obtained a First Class (Hons) Degree in Ancient History from Nottingham University in 2011, before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at Keele University in 2013 and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester in 2015. Samantha joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Paralegal in 2013, commenced her training contract in 2015 and qualified as a Solicitor in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Department in September 2017. Samantha deals with a wide range of private client matters including lasting powers of attorney, wills and probate and trusts and has gained particular expertise in dealing with ecclesiastical trusts and charities.

  • Steven Corfield

    Steven studied law at University College in Cardiff, graduating with an LLB (Hons) Degree in 1978, before completing the Law Society Finals at the College of Law in Chester in 1979. Steven trained at Baker Flavell & Trafford in Willenhall, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1981. Steven joined Manby & Steward LLP as a Senior Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department in 1988 and became Partner and Head of the Firm’s Agricultural & Rural Services Department in 1994. Most recently in 2017 Steven became the Firm's Agricultural Business Principal Development Partner. Steven specialises in providing advice to farming and estate clients in respect of freehold and leasehold matters, tenancies, partnership agreements, company matters, mineral rights, sporting rights, telecommunications and renewables and all matters associated with rural businesses including statutory legislation and the Environment Agency. Steven sits on both the Shropshire and National and Parliamentary Committees of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA). In 2015 and 2016 Steven was the only lawyer in the West Midlands including Shropshire, to be named on the 'elite lawyers' list in leading legal directory, the Legal 500, for his work in the agricultural sector. In addition he was listed as a 'notable practitioner' in Chambers 2016, again recognised for his expertise and reputation amongst farming clients and agricultural professionals.

  • Sara Morton

    Sara obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree at the University of Central England, Perry Barr in 2005, before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Birmingham in 2006. Sara began her training contract with the Firm in 2006 and qualified as a Solicitor in the Family Department in 2008. Sara was made a Partner in 2014. Sara has experience in all types of family cases including divorce, linked financial matters and disputes regarding children. She specialises in cohabitation matters and assists with high net worth cases. Sara has a good manner with clients providing clear and concise advice. She is practical in her approach which is much appreciated by clients. Where possible, Sara encourages clients to resolve disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational way.

  • Jan Corser

    Jan was educated locally at Francis Leveson Secondary Modern and attended Walsall College to complete Part 1 Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) qualification in 1999. Jan originally joined George F Baker as an Office Junior progressing to Legal Secretary in 1970 and then to a Legal Assistant in 2000 in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Department. Jan specialises in the writing of wills, dealing with the administration of estates, deeds of gifts and lasting powers of attorney.

  • Andrew Verlander

    Andrew was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon before going on to attend the College of Technology in Solihull. Andrew entered into the legal profession in 1978 as a Trainee Legal Executive and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1999. Andrew joined Foster Baxter Cooksey as a Legal Executive in 1989 in the Commercial Litigation Department and became an Associate at FBC Manby Bowdler in 2010. Andrew heads up the Residential Landlords Team, specialising in mortgage repossession cases and dealing with both private and commercial mortgages. He is the preferred advisor for two local building societies. Andrew also advises on private landlord and tenant matters from drafting assured shorthold tenancies, advising landlords and tenants on procedures of possession of properties and dealing with relevant notices required on deposits and all other landlord and tenant matters. Andrew also deals with all commercial landlord and tenant litigation including the serving of appropriate notices for both landlord and tenant when terminating leases with the proceedings under the 1954 act. In April 2016 Andrew was awarded the Chartered Legal Executive of the Year title in the annual Birmingham Law Society awards.

  • Paramjit Jassal

    Paramjit obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from DeMontfort University in Leicester in 1998, before completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wolverhampton in 2001. Paramjit went on to study Domestic and International Law achieving an LLM Masters at the University of Wolverhampton. Paramjit began his training contract at JD Solicitors Ltd and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 before joining FBC Manby Bowdler as a Solicitor in the Residential Property Department in 2015. Paramjit deals with all residential property matters and specialises in purchases, sales, remortgages, rights to buy from the initial enquiry through to completion.

  • Jaswinder Kaur Tawana

    Jas obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of De Montford in Leicester in 2001 before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Birmingham in 2002. Jas began her training contract at Irvings Solicitors in Liverpool and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Jas joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Solicitor in the Personal Injury Department in 2006 and was appointed an Associate in 2010. Jas is Team Leader of the Department’s Public and Occupiers Liability Team. Jas has over 10 years' expertise in personal injury cases including occupiers’ liability, public liability, employers; liability and road traffic accident claim ranging from fast track to complicated and high value multi track claims.

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Our specialist lawyers, working from offices in Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford and Willenhall provide expert legal advice covering a full range of personal and business services. Our aim is always to uncomplicate the legal process for our customers, making every stage as transparent as possible so you understand at all times what is going on in relation to your case. We pride ourselves on putting the customer’s needs at the heart of what we do which is why we launched our Client Charter - to demonstrate our commitment to providing a stellar customer service. Read more about the comprehensive range of award winning personal and business legal advice we offer, plus understand more about the specialist legal services we offer to different sectors, using the related services links below.


Legal Services
  • Employment - General
  • Family Mediation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Repossessions
  • Purchase & Sale
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate
  • Remortgages
  • Renting & Tenancy Agreements
  • Children
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills & Probate
  • Driving Offences
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Licensing
  • Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Commercial Leases
  • Intellectual Property
  • Computer & IT Law
  • Business Affairs
  • Debt Recovery
  • Purchase & Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Health & Safety
  • Employment

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