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New faces strengthen the team at FBC Manby Bowdler

Fast-growing law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has appointed seven new legal experts in response to growing demand for its private client services.

Managing director Neil Lloyd is spearheading the investment in new talent and says the firm is seeing a sustained rise in enquiries in 2022 for estate planning, probate and Court of Protection work.

He said: “In 2022, we have been the top ranked law firm for our private client services in the areas  in which we operate and these quality appointments allow us to continue to deliver the stellar service and excellent legal advice we’re known for.”

The Wolverhampton office has welcomed two new solicitors to the ranks, Jessica Hubble and Chris Bate. Liverpool University graduate Jessica joins from a regional law firm and Associate Chris will take on a Court of Protection executive role.

FBC Manby Bowdler’s Shropshire private client team expands with the appointment of Associate Jonathan Edwards, specialising in estate administration, inheritance tax, wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, trusts and lifetime estate planning.

The Telford team also welcoming solicitor Adam Hawkes, who will be advising clients on all private client matters as well as specialising in contentious trusts and probate.

Three of the new faces – solicitors Victoria Upton, Nazia Riaz and Charlotte Todd – have joined the private client team in FBC Manby Bowdler’s Redditch office.

Neil added: “I look forward to all of them developing and progressing their careers in the law in the supportive environment that FBC Manby Bowdler offers to all employees.”

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BACK Adam Hawkes, Christopher Bate, Victoria Upton, Charlotte Todd. FRONT Jessica Hubble, Neil Lloyd and Nazia Riaz.

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About FBC Manby Bowdler FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is a 28-Partner award winning regional law firm focused on and committed to intelligently delivering stellar service to its customers. The firm’s approach is ‘One Team’ and is committed to delivering the greatest quality of service and advice possible. FBC Manby Bowdler’s Client Charter explains the firm’s promises to clients about the stellar service experience they can expect to receive. FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is recognised in the 2022 Legal 500 Directory as a top tier Firm for Agriculture & Estates, Family, and Commercial Litigation. For further information, please visit, or follow the firm on Twitter @FBCManbyBowdler.

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