General Business Law Advice

Our dedicated Corporate Team provide business owners and directors with innovative, pragmatic and cost effective legal advice in relation to a range of business and company law matters.

We work with commercial clients to get to the core of their business so we understand their aims and business objectives. We then work collaboratively with them and with other professional advisors to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved, uncomplicating the legal process at every stage ensuring our clients can focus on running their business.

Clients return to us because we provide them with a complete service. If a client is looking to expand and buy a business and premises, we can involve our expert Commercial Property and Employment Teams who can deal with the property considerations and advise on personnel issues. If there are intellectual property or compliance concerns we bring our specialist Intellectual Property, Technology & Media Law and Litigations Teams on board to assist, at all times ensuring that you understand the work we are undertaking on your behalf and what this will cost.


Legal 500 2017: 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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