FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Family/Matrimonial Department

Wolverhampton and the Black Country
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What the team is known for Strong family law team providing advice on financial disputes in the context of divorce and cohabitation conflicts. Provides an impressive breadth of service, regularly advising on relationship breakdowns involving complex trusts, pensions, offshore properties, land and farming assets. Offers alternative dispute resolution through its collaboratively trained practitioners. Also advises on children-related issues, including contact, residence and maintenance matters. Additional experience with fact-finding hearings related to Children Act cases.

Strengths One source enthuses that the lawyers "respond quickly and efficiently," adding that they are "very pleasant to deal with."

According to an interviewee, the practitioners are "practical and knowledgeable."

Sources describe the lawyers as "highly skilled and client-focused."

Notable practitioners

A leading figure in the market,
Anne Thomson
is lauded by one source as "a practical problem-solver who is very easy to work with," adding that she is an "excellent negotiator and her financial remedy skills are second to none." She is experienced in cases involving property, land, farming and business assets, including inheritance and international elements.

Well versed in financial matters,
Philip Cowell
regularly acts for clients on claims involving business assets and property portfolios.