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Law firm celebrates eleven of the best in key rankings
20 Oct 2023

Eleven solicitors from one of the Midlands’ leading law firms are celebrating after having been singled out as amongst the best in the UK in a high-profile ranking publication.

And a number of specialist teams at FBC Manby Bowdler have also been highly ranked in the prestigious Chambers & Partners guide 2024 – including Litigation, Agriculture & Rural affairs, Family Law, Divorce & Children and Clinical Negligence.

Anne Thomson earned the highest possible Band 1 ranking in the Shrewsbury and Surrounds category, as did her family law team. Phil Cowell was ranked in Band 2 in the same section, and Claire Darley was in Band 2 in the Wolverhampton and Black Country section.

Sarah Baugh also achieved a Band 1 ranking for her work in the agriculture and rural services team, with her colleague Tom Devey ranked in Band 2. The team was ranked in the second tier for the whole of the Midlands.

FBC Manby Bowdler Managing Partner Neil Lloyd said: “More of our solicitors have been singled out this year than last, some receiving the highest band ranking possible. These results are astonishing and I’m incredibly proud of our teams and those individuals mentioned in the Chambers guide. It is a testament to their hard work and commitment.

“These ranking showcase the best legal talent in the UK. It’s trusted proof of the quality of service you’ll receive from FBC Manby Bowdler.”

The clinical negligence team covering the whole of the Midlands was also ranked by Chambers alongside partner Tim Gray. There was a special mention for Michael Portman-Hann, who was listed as an ‘Associate to Watch’. Susan Todhunter in the personal injury department was also highlighted in Band 2.

Top litigation experts Guy Birkett and Charlotte Clode were also recognised by Chambers and Laura Vernon, from the real estate litigation team based in Redditch,  received an ‘up & coming’ ranking.

The Chambers UK guide is thoroughly researched and independent on the market. Each law firm and individual is assessed by a dedicated team of experienced researchers using unrivalled research methodology, covering 78 specialist areas of UK law.