FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is a 35 Partner regional law firm focused on and committed to quality and client care.
Our approach is 'One Team' and our commitment is to deliver the greatest quality of service and advice possible. Read our Client Charter to understand more about the promises we make to you about the service you can expect to receive from us.
We work together as one team with colleagues, suppliers, referrers and other stakeholders to ensure every client of the Firm receives a Quality Client Experience. As a result of our quality service and our client centric approach, we are proud to be a member of Lawnet and carry the Lawnet Mark of Excellence, an internationally recognised quality mark.
We are passionate about what we do, working closely with you as your trusted legal advisor to understand your requirements and deliver results-driven legal solutions tailored to your circumstances, and where relevant, in support of your business objectives.
Our aim is to deliver excellence at every level; providing excellent specialist legal knowledge and advice akin to that of City-centre law firms but without the City centre price tags.
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is recognised in the 2012 Legal 500 Directory as a top tier Firm.
FBC Manby Bowdler’s Agricultural Team has been ranked in Band 1 of the Agricultural & Rural Affairs category of Chambers UK Directory, for Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas, with Steven Corfield and Sarah Baugh particularly recognised.
FBC Manby Bowdler recently been accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which recognises the high standards of practice management and client care our Residential Property team achieve on a regular basis.
After entering for the first time, FBC Manby Bowdler was recognised as “One To Watch” in the 2012 Best Companies Accreditation, the organisation behind the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For survey, an accreditation also shared by the likes of household names Mazda Cars, British Gas, Panasonic and Hilton Hotels. The Firm was delighted to retain this recognition for 2013.
FBC Manby Bowdler is a member of Lawnet, the UK's leading network of independant law firms. Lawnet's annual awards celebrate the success, innovation and creativity of it's law firm members. Managing Partner Kim Carr was most recently recognised for her outstanding performance and leadership, and was awarded with the Managing Partner of the Year Award 2012.
We’re a modern, forward thinking business with traditional values and this is reflected in the advice we provide; modern working practices backed by the latest technology and supported by an in-depth focus on the industry sectors in which we operate means you receive practical and timely legal guidance at all times.
We adopt an open and honest culture within the Firm and pride ourselves on having a ‘can do’ approach in tackling all legal enquiries. We are different to other legal firms, not only because of the comprehensive range of legal services we offer, but because we believe in quality and constantly evolving our service offering to ensure you always get value for money.
FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors was created on 1st May 2008 when recognised Wolverhampton law firms fbc solicitors and Manby Steward Bowdler LLP merged to create a full service legal firm based in the West Midlands and Shropshire.
Both merged firms are steeped in history and have established Black Country and Shropshire roots stemming hundreds of years. fbc solicitors (formerly Foster Baxter Cooksey) was formed in 1978 by the merger of 3 local West Midlands firms who had been established for over a century. Manby Steward Bowdler LLP was formed on 1st May 2007 when Manby & Steward LLP and Bowdlers Solicitors in Shrewsbury merged. Manby & Steward was originally founded in 1826 by W Manby and for a time its Head Office was located in the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton centre whilst Bowdlers was originally founded in 1976 by Mr John Bowdler.