Business & Company Law

When running a business, whether you are a start-up or an established company, we understand that a lot of time and investment has been put in to make your business a success.

Therefore working with trusted advisors who make it their business to understand your aspirations and objectives and work collaboratively with you, will help you to maximise your financial investment and ensure legal compliance.

We pride ourselves on getting to the core of an organisations through a lifetime of development and expansion, drawing on the support of other specialist departments in the Firm to provide commercial propertyemploymentplanningdebt recoverylitigation and intellectual property advice when it is needed.

All this allows us to meet your aims and goals as well as helping to future proof your business in aiding its success.

Our expert Company Law advice covers:


Starting up a new business

  • Advice on choice of business vehicle
  • Company incorporations
  • Company secretarial advice
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • LLP agreements
  • Joint venture agreements

Buying and selling businesses

  • Business and asset sales
  • Business and asset purchases
  • Share purchases
  • Share sales
  • Share buybacks

Director and shareholder advice

Business future planning and succession

Company structure

  • Allotment of new shares
  • Reclassifaction of shares
  • Articles of Association
  • Creation of group structures
  • Group reorganisations and reconstructions

Granting rights over shares

  • Share options between individuals
  • Share options from companies
  • Employee Options
  • Reciprocal Cross Options

Banking and finance

  • Loan agreements
  • Securing debts
  • Personal guarantees
  • Investment agreements

General business law advice

Our approach is innovative, uncomplicated and always transparent so you know at all times what we are undertaking on your behalf and what it is going to cost.

If you have an enquiry in relation to a corporate matter or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.



Legal 500 2019: The Corporate Team were ranked in Tier 2 for Corporate and Commercial advice.

At FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, clients ‘feel that their support and standards are far superior to what their counterparty is getting.'

David Preece in Telford, who was promoted to partner in April 2017, is praised for his ‘attention to detail, knowledge of subject, and understanding of clients’ businesses’ – he handles a range of deals in Shropshire, including veterinary practice sales and manufacturing deals.

Stuart Rea  is a key contact in Shrewsbury; his work includes a number of corporate restructurings. 

James Sage, who is based in Wolverhampton, heads the practice – he handles various smaller M&A deals including trade sales.

Partner and Head of the Corporate Department, James Sage, is recognised as a leading individual and was ranked in the Legal 500 'elite lawyers' list.

Partner David Preece has also been recognised as a next generation lawyer.

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