Business, Company & Corporate Law.

Whether you're a sole trader, a startup or a multinational organisation, we can provide expert legal support.

The commercial and corporate world can be complex.

We're at your side.

Our specialist teams can help you and your business with Business & Company Law, Brexit Legal Advice, Commercial Property, Employment Law, Contracts and Litigation advice.

Employment Law

Whether you are a start-up or an established company, we understand the dedication and hard work it takes to run your business successfully.

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 organisation through a lifetime of development and expansion, drawing on the support of other specialist departments within FBC to provide commercial property, employment, planning, debt recovery, litigation 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 your 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

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

Business future planning and succession

  • 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

  • Standard terms and conditions
  • Specialist business agreements
  • Franchising
  • Powers of Attorney for business
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Our approach is innovative, uncomplicated and always transparent so you know at all times what we are undertaking on your behalf and the costs involved.

- James Sage

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Meet Your Lawyers

Abigail Noakes


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Andy Gough


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David Preece


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Emily Shenton

Apprentice Solicitor

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James Sage


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Jaspreet Kler


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Stuart Rea


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What Our Clients Say

David Preece of FBC Manby Bowdler's Corporate Team could not have offered more support and understanding in the complicated process of buying multiple businesses. I received the peace of mind, step by step updates and complete support that helped the whole process complete smoothly and on time. FBC Manby Bowdler look after our entire legal business. The knowledge and support we receive across all departments is exemplary and gives us the space we need to concentrate on our core strategy. Knowing that we have industry leading professionals available when we need them gives us the confidence and peace of mind we need to grow our business, whether that includes acquisitions, possible litigation, commercial matters or human resourcing considerations. FBC Manby Bowdler have the experience and the approach which can fit any size of business. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

David Preece

Mr B (TED Group)


Stuart Rea handled our unusual and complex matter with professionalism.  He understood what we wanted to achieve and gave us very clear guidance on our legal position - even though we did not necessarily want to hear the advice it was essential to our charity understanding our legal position and therefore making lawful decisions.  He also worked to the very tight timescales that we needed.

Stuart Rea

Mr S


Thank you to David Preece for all his work and help throughout the process, it made an initially daunting prospect so much simpler and more straightforward, I can't tell you how helpful that was for us. David was consistently efficient and prompt but also realistic and pragmatic about the process allowing us to pick our way through and find a reasonable approach to it all that worked for us. Thank you again for all your help, David.

David Preece

Ms R


I used FBCMB for a business/commercial and found them to be helpful, professional and informative.  Their costs were as quoted.  I would recommend them and if I need their services in the future I would certainly use them again.

Jaspreet Kler

Ms P


David Preece gave us timely and relevant advice on a share purchase agreement:  we needed the key risks and implications explaining to us and he did that in a clear and direct way.  The service was good quality and good value.  Would definitely use the firm again.

David Preece

Ms H