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04 Sep 2019
Charities across Shropshire are being urged to take up a new initiative that allows their supporters to have their will written for free. Award winning solicitors FBC Manby Bowdler, which has offices in Shropshire, the West Midlands and Worcestershire has become one of the first law firms in the UK to sign up to Bequeathed, an online will writing service. FBC Manby Bowdler supports the platform...
22 Aug 2019
A Shropshire lawyer is officially “one of the best in the region” after being recognised in a prestigious guide aimed at the international private wealth market for the second year in a row. Margaret Rowe, a Partner in the Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning team at FBC Manby Bowdler, has retained her place in the annual Chambers High Net Worth Guide with the top Band 1 ranking in the Private...
04 Jul 2019
Two intrepid Midlands lawyers have trekked, abseiled and zip wired their way through the Lake District to raise funds for a charity that supports people living with brain injuries. Senior Associate Rachael Lomas and apprentice solicitor Alyisha Arblaster, who are part of the specialist Serious Injury and Medical Negligence team at FBC Manby Bowdler, successfully completed the Go Wild for Headway...
28 Mar 2018
A Shrewsbury solicitor has been appointed to head up the Law Society in the county. Lizzie Hughes, of Wace Morgan Solicitors, is the new president of the Shropshire Law Society, which represents the interests of all solicitors in the Shropshire region. “I am very pleased to be stepping up to the position of president of the Shropshire Law Society,” said Lizzie, who specialises in family law. “We...
04 Jan 2018
FBC Manby Bowdler has become the latest business in Shropshire to join a nationwide campaign group working to improve life for people living with dementia.   The award-winning law firm has signed up to the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), a partnership formed to help organisations across England to connect, share best practice, and take action on dementia.   Members include leading charities,...
23 Jan 2017
A leading Shropshire law firm have recruited to expand the family law sector of the business. Wright, McMillan Bennett, known as WMB Law, is based in Kingsland House at Stafford Court on Stafford Park in Telford and is a long established firm in the county. Joining the current team is experienced solicitor Jackie Meredith, who grew up locally and lives in Telford, having recently worked in...
19 May 2016
A member of Shropshire’s leading agricultural law team is urging farmers to focus on their plans for the future ahead of a new initiative to encourage family discussions about succession planning. Jane Hughes, a Partner with the Agricultural & Rural Services team at FBC Manby Bowdler in Shrewsbury, said formalising arrangements for a successful transition for a family business is vital if...
29 Apr 2016
Landlords across Shropshire are being warned to ensure their properties are energy efficient - before it becomes illegal to rent them out. From this month tenants have the right to request efficiency improvements, but the work must be completed before government regulations come into force in April 2018. Claus Best, of Smart Energy Services, based in Bayston Hill, predicts that around 15,000...
11 Apr 2016
The Sales Director of one of Shrewsbury's top law firms has joined the management team created to lead the company’s strategic focus. Neil Lloyd has been co-opted on to FBC Manby Bowdler’s Strategic Management Board, which was established last year to spearhead its future development. The Strategic Management Board is headed by Managing Partner Kim Carr and includes Partner Craig Ridge, who leads...
23 Oct 2015
A Shrewsbury solicitor has been appointed as the new president of the Shropshire Law Society. Sallie-Anne O’Byrne, who is the head of the family department at Shrewsbury firm Wace Morgan Solicitors, took over the reins from Praveen Chaudhari. The society, which was founded over 135 years ago, represents solicitors across Shropshire. Mrs O’Byrne said: “The Shropshire Law Society promotes the...
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