• George House
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  • 0800 1116144
  • www.fbcmb.co.uk

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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583 Customer Reviews

4.9/5

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Rae
Verified Rae Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
November 30, 2018 20181130201501

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Excellent, professional , friendly service.

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Philip
Verified Philip Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
November 28, 2018 20181128201501

Professioanl & Thorough

5

Andrew was very helpful & through the sale of my old house and the purchase of my new one. Although the property I purchased had its challenges, he ensured my best interest were looked after.

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KJ
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November 24, 2018 20181124201506

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Happy with the consultation with Michelle. All questions answered in easy to comprehend language.

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David
Verified David Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
November 20, 2018 20181120201506

Wills

5

FBC Manby Bowdler were very easy to do business with. Everything in having a will produced and its implication was fully explained so that our family would benefit fully in the event of our demise. We were dealt with in a professional, friendly manner.

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John
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September 27, 2018 20180927211501

Provision of New Wills

5

My wife and I are totally satisfied with the service we have received.

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David
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September 21, 2018 20180921211502

Service Recieved

5

We are very happy with the professional and very friendly service received throughout.

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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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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.

  • Dawn Owen

    Dawn was educated locally at Tividale Comprehensive, now known as Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, where she completed her GCSE’s. Dawn then went on to join Frearsons Solicitors as a Legal Secretary supporting the Senior Partner and Commercial Associate Solicitor. Dawn joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Chartered Legal Executive in the Residential Property Team in 2015. Dawn deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and handles a full caseload of residential sales and purchases from inception to completion.

  • Kim Carr

    Kim obtained a LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Birmingham in 1982, before completing the Law Society Finals at the College of Law in Guildford in 1983. Kim joined the Firm as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in 1986, became a Partner in 1989 and was appointed Managing Partner in 2005. Alongside Partner Craig Ridge, Marketing Manager Laura Jones and Sales Director Neil Lloyd, Kim is a member of the Firm's Strategic Management Board, responsible for spearheading the Firm's future development. Kim's leadership skills and people focus has been integral to the Firm's continued growth and success in the Times Best Companies Survey over the last 4 years. Kim was awarded the LawNet Managing Partner of the Year Award in 2012, which recognised her outstanding performance and leadership. In 2015 Kim was appointed Chair of LawNet and is the first woman to hold the role in the network’s 26 year history.

  • Julie Burn

    Julie obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Wales in Cardiff in 1978 before completing her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester in 1979. Julie qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and joined Manby & Steward in the same year as an Assistant Solicitor in the Bridgnorth Office. Julie became a Partner in the Private Client Team in 1986 and is the Lead Partner of the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Team across the West Midlands and Shropshire. Julie specialises in Court of Protection work where she is able to act as a Professional Deputy, making decisions for individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves, usually as a result of illness or injury. Julie is dedicated to her clients' long term welfare, always acting with their best interests in mind and because of this is highly regarded and reputed for her work in this area.

  • Tim Gray

    Tim was educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall and obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the University of Wolverhampton in 1983. Tim completed his law exams at Chester Law School in 1984 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1989. He completed his training contract at Enoch Evans in Walsall before moving to Cartwright and Lewis in Birmingham where he developed an interest in personal injury and medical negligence work. Tim joined fbc Solicitors as a Solicitor in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department in 1994 and became a Partner in 1997. Tim is an accomplished and very experienced personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer, having specialised in this field for over 20 years. Tim is the Lead Partner within the Department and heads up the Firm’s Clinical Negligence Team, in addition to managing other high value and complex multi track cases, often involving head and spinal injuries and cases of amputation. Tim has secured several substantial claims for seriously injured claimants during recent years and is experienced in successfully dealing with the often difficult challenges that arise during the claims process including the recovery of damages for care and the provision of statutory care services, and negotiating and seeking approval of orders for periodical payments.

  • Harbinder Gosal

    Harbinder obtained a 2:1 (Hons) LLB Law Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1995, before completing her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 1996. Harbinder began her training contract at a small firm based in Manchester and qualified as a Solicitor in 1999. Upon qualification Harbinder worked in Manchester, Redditch and returned to the West Midlands in 2010 to join QualitySolicitors Davisons as Partner and Head of the Family Team. Harbinder joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a Senior Associate in the Family Department in 2016. Harbinder deals with all aspects of Family and Child Law, specialising in privately funded Divorce and Matrimonial Finance cases. Harbinder also has experience in dealing with domestic violence and Child Law matters within our Family team in Wolverhampton.

  • 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.

About This Branch

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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
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Lease Extensions
  • Planning
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Social Services
  • Flexible Working
  • Separation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Extending your Lease
  • Probate
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Part Time Workers
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Drink driving
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Transfers of equity
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Housing disputes
  • Child Law
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Stress at Work
  • Collaborative Law
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Barristers
  • Leasehold properties
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Consumer Rights
  • Dental Negligence
  • Pension Law
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Housing Associations
  • Repossessions
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Children
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Financial Matters
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Gardening Leave
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Family Mediation
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Buying at auction
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Civil partnerships
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Injunctions
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Litigation Law
  • Family law
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Family Leave
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • MRSA Claims
  • Trusts
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Medical Negligence
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Wills
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • IT professionals
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Travel rights
  • Separation Agreement
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Insurance brokers
  • Against The Council
  • Housing Management
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Right to Manage
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Professional Discipline
  • Redundancy
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Financial advisors
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Tax
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Trusts
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Property Disputes
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Notary
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • TUPE
  • Senior Executives
  • Pension and property advice
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Remortgaging
  • Professional trustees
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Child contact
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Transfer of title
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Valuers
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Injunctions
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Data Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Domain Names
  • Development loan facilities
  • Development plot sales
  • Agency agreements
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Guarantees and bonds
  • Debt Recovery
  • Facility maintenance agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Patents
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Environmental policy law
  • Summary Judgment
  • Equestrian property
  • Credit Control
  • Crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
  • Competition law
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Setting up a business
  • Farming disputes
  • Engineering contracts
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Planning law
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Development agreements
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Franchising
  • Warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
  • Tax
  • Developer disputes
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Rights of way issues
  • Corporate Law
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Insurance
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Environment
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Employment - business
  • In-house training
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Licensing
  • Share option schemes
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Asset Tracing
  • Contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
  • Purchase of development land
  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Finance
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Framework agreements
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Banking
  • GDPR
  • Corporate finance
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Statutory Demands
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Management buyouts
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses

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