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Litigation

When your business becomes involved in a dispute it is important to ensure you access expert legal advice as quickly as possible.

Our Litigation Team is committed to delivering cost effective solutions to your problems and providing you with ready access to legal expertise when you need it most. We take great care to always ensure that clients are fully and properly advised on the merits and the risks of starting or resisting claims and are on hand to advise and negotiate on your behalf.

Whether it is before the Courts or in mediation, arbitration or adjudication we rigorously pursue our clients’ objectives, always with commercial success in mind. Working for either a claimant or defendant, we can bring these skills to bear in all manner of claims and disputes, keeping you advised and involved at every stage in order to achieve a quick and effective resolution. 


Legal 500 2017: The Commercial Litigation Team were recognised as a Top Tier team in the West Midlands outside Birmingham.

"FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is, for one client, ‘the leading firm in Wolverhampton, the Black Country and Shropshire in the area of commercial litigation’ and, in 2016, the team was involved in a number of significant cases in the higher courts. Practice head Guy Birkett, who is ‘very experienced, technically strong and commercial in approach’. 

The ‘very diligent and sensible’ Charlotte Clode, who made partner in 2016, assisted Birkett with a £9m claim in the High Court defending the director of an Isle of Man investment fund, who was being sued by investors in the scheme. Other names to note are the ‘experienced and astute’ Gareth Ruddock, who focuses on insolvency law, and Shrewsbury-based."

Partner and Head of the Commercial Litigation Department, Guy Birkett, is recognised as a ‘leading individual’ alongside Partner, Charlotte Clode who is recognised as a ‘next generation lawyer’ in the Legal 500 ‘elite lawyers’ list.

In addition, the Legal 500 Directory also recognises the Firm's Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Team"The only firm in Shropshire with a dedicated partner-led insolvency team. Gareth Ruddock acted on the sale of various SMEs to third parties in both administration and liquidation."


Chambers UK 2018: The Commercial Litigation Team were ranked in the Litigation category within the West Midlands.

 

"Team reacts quickly and efficiently. This is achieved because they have a depth of personnel with knowledge and skills who can provide reliable and practical advice."

Sources say that Guy Birkett "identifies issues quickly and delivers advice that is technical yet extremely practical using his years of experience and commercial awareness."

 

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Brian Aikman

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Charlotte Clode

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Emma Northall

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Gareth Ruddock

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Jonathan Moss

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