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Law firm celebrates nine of the best in key rankings
04 Nov 2022

Nine solicitors from one of the Midlands’ leading law firms have been recognised among the best in the UK in a high-profile ranking publication.

Four of the firm’s specialist teams were also ranked in the Chambers & Partners rankings for 2023, which were released this month.

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 in a newly-expanded category which now covers the whole of the Midlands.

FBC Manby Bowdler managing director Neil Lloyd said: “Just getting a mention in any Chambers banding is a real accolade, so to have nine individual solicitors and four teams mentioned is amazing.

“A ranking from Chambers shows that your firm has stood out in the most rigorous, independent and in-depth research process to be named as one of the best in your field.

“I am incredibly proud of all our teams for the professionalism and expertise they show day in, day out to give our clients the best service possible. Special congratulations to Anne and the family team – to be ranked in Band 1 for both an individual and the team is a very impressive achievement.”

The clinical negligence and personal injury team, also expanded this year to take in the whole of the Midlands, were also ranked by Chambers alongside Partners Tim Gray and Sue Todhunter.

Top litigation experts Partners Guy Birkett and Charlotte Clode were also recognised by Chambers in the 2023 edition.

The Chambers UK guide’s legal market coverage and analysis covers 78 specialist areas of UK law. It is grouped by regions, such as South West, Midlands and London, so clients can easily compare firms across a geographic area.