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Solicitors celebrate significant promotions with firm

Four new partners and two associates have earned promotions within FBC Manby Bowdler’s teams in Wolverhampton, Redditch and Shrewsbury.

Wolverhampton-based Christopher Bate, Sharaz Khan and Elisabeth Glover have become partners alongside Claire Bentick from the Redditch office, while Megan Price from the Shrewsbury office and Rajpreet Sangha in Wolverhampton have been promoted to associate.

FBC Manby Bowdler’s managing partner Neil Lloyd said: “As a firm, we are committed to supporting all of our staff to be the best they can be, and I’m delighted that we have been able to appoint four new partners and two associates.

“We have an established track record of appointing our most senior staff from within our own ranks as we know we develop the best people. Congratulations to Christopher, Sharaz, Elisabeth, Claire, Megan and Rajpreet – I look forward to seeing where their careers will go from here.”

Christopher specialises in Court of Protection and deputyship work, making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves as a result of illness or injury. He is dedicated to his clients’ long term welfare, and always acts with their best interests in mind.

He was recognised as a key lawyer in the prestigious Legal 500 Directory 2024.

Sharaz, who was also recognised in the Legal 500 Directory, is FBC Manby Bowdler’s highways law specialist and manages the personal injury litigation team. He specialises in all types of personal injury cases on behalf of both claimants and defendants and has detailed knowledge of public liability claims.

Elisabeth joined the firm as a trainee in 2004 and now specialises in commercial contract disputes, commercial debts, sale of goods and professional negligence. She advises on motoring offences and as well as investigations or prosecution by regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive or local councils. Elisabeth was recognised as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 Directory.

Claire, a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at FBC Manby Bowdler’s Redditch office, is also a member and Liveryman of the Merchant Taylors Company in London and a recognised as a key lawyer in the leading Legal 500 2024 Directory. She deals with a wide variety of commercial litigation cases such as contract disputes, property disputes and professional negligence and insolvency.

Rajpreet is based in the family team, advising clients about divorce, financial matters, issues with children and cohabitation disputes, as well as pre and post-nuptial agreements.

Megan, who works in the agriculture team at the Shrewsbury office, also qualified as a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association last year and specialises in land and rural property law. She has experience in the sale, purchase, secured lending, leases, easements, covenants, first registrations of title and other associated matters.

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