Commercial Litigation

FBC Manby Bowdler's expert Commercial Litigation Team provides advice to businesses and individuals across the West Midlands and Shropshire covering a comprehensive range of specialist litigation issues including:

  • Breach of contract and misrepresentation
  • Professional Liability
  • Company Disputes including shareholder disputes, boardroom disputes and company actions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Restraint of trade and confidentiality
  • Banking and finance
  • Insurance
  • Construction disputes



Legal 500 2019: The Commercial Litigation Team was recognised as a top tier team in the West Midlands.

One of the strongest in the region outside Birmingham, and a match for many of the Birmingham city centre firms’, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is a ‘stellar and slick firm, which combines quality and experience – it is easy to work with and always well-prepared’.

Guy Birkett (‘very experienced, calm and sensible’)  represented an engineering company (a rich seam of clients for the firm) seeking a search order concerning breaches of fiduciary duty by an outgoing director who left to join a competitor.

Gareth Ruddock (‘bright and affable; he listens very carefully to a client’s objectives and delivers tailored advice') acted for Leonard Curtis Business Solutions in a claim against a director of a company who allegedly siphoned money from a company to purchase property in the UK and Africa – the matter was settled via alternative dispute resolution.

The ‘reliable and sensible’ Charlotte Clode defended a High Court claim for a construction company concerning the delivery of equipment; the claimant sought to move the tools worth £1.5m to the Middle East. The aforementioned solicitors are based in the firm's Wolverhampton office.

Based in Shrewsbury, Brian Aikman represented a party to a break-up of a family farming partnership, which included a proprietary estoppel claim, concerning £4.5m of assets, as well as handling some competition law cartel cases.


If you have an enquiry in relation to our commercial litigation services or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team, feel free to request a call back or make an enquiry.

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