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Shropshire law firm retains top rankings in leading legal guide

A Shropshire law firm and two of its partners have received high recognition in a prestigious guide to the international private wealth market.

Graham Fuller, Partner in the Wills, Estates and Lifetime Planning Team

FBC Manby Bowdler has once again retained its ranking and been awarded top group status in the Private Wealth Law category of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2022 for Shrewsbury and surrounding areas, while barrister Graham Fuller, Partner in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime planning team has been designated as “up & coming”.

The publication is one of the most comprehensive independent research manuals used by family offices and professional advisers around the world seeking legal experts in a specific area.

In the guide, FBC Manby Bowdler is praised for its ‘extensive expertise’ and for standing out in the Shrewsbury market as a ‘very capable’ company.

The Wills, Estates and Life Planning Department stands out for being “very professional and extremely knowledgeable, projecting a ‘very pragmatic, practical and commercial’ service for private clients.

Graham Fuller has been awarded an “Outstanding Practitioner” rating and is praised for his proactivity and “great burst of knowledge.”

Graham is based in the firm’s Shrewsbury office but works across Shropshire advising on all aspects of wills and probate work and elderly client issues and is a full member of the Society of Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly.

He said: “To be recognized again in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth ranking is a huge compliment. This is an independent research guide, with feedback from hundreds of thousands of customers across the board.

“I am happy to utilize my expertise and work with high net worth estates, this is a specialist area where I need to stay on top of my game when it comes to relevant areas of law.

“Stellar service is at the heart of what we do here at FBC Manby Bowdler and we always aim to provide quality advice to each of our clients, regardless of their personal financial situation.”

Michelle Monnes-Thomas, partner and head of the Community Care team, also received “up & coming” status in the Private Wealth Law category of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2022 for the Wolverhampton and Black Country region.