• 6-10 George Street
  • WV2 4DN
  • 01902 578000
  • www.fbcmb.co.uk

Fbc Manby Bowdler LLP

01902 578000

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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Simon Cox
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May 11, 2019 20190511205207

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Fast, friendly and efficient service.

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May 11, 2019 20190511205207

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Very happy as always with professional and friendly manner in which i was treated. Would recommend to family and friends.

Solicitor being reviewed: Margaret Rowe

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Mrs T
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May 11, 2019 20190511205206

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Vicky was a lovely lady who dealt with the subject of making a will in a friendly well informed way - she spoke in a way we could understand and explained every step of the way what was happening, very professional!

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May 11, 2019 20190511205206

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Thorough review at first meeting. Helpful information, work completed very quickly. Very reasonable cost.

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April 05, 2019 20190405150803

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Very friendly and professional throughout. Answered all our questions very thoroughly and explained the best way forward for us.

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April 05, 2019 20190405150803

Family

1

Mr Priest my solicitor rushed through all issues of my divorce. I explained to Mr Priest to slow down as I was recovering from a stroke, but he carried on regardless of my request. I left your office feeling down and confused! Made me feel sad with my marriage situation.

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April 05, 2019 20190405150758

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Very satisfied in all areas.

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Mr H
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March 08, 2019 20190308114212

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

We have used FBC Manby Bowdler for many years and from entering the building with the greeting you receive from the admin staff to the service you receive from the solicitors is just second to none. They treat you as if you were there only client, they have all the time in the world for you, nothing is too much trouble and they will help in every way they can. Fantastic service and would highly recommend to all. We have always been very pleased with all the service so, many thanks to all.

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March 08, 2019 20190308114212

Wills Trust and Probate

5

Totally confident in advice given to me

Solicitor being reviewed: Kim Karen Carr

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March 08, 2019 20190308114212

Commercial Property

5

Excellent company. Very professional and personable and always deliver on time to expected costs.

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Solicitors who work at Fbc Manby Bowdler LLP

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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