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Award Winning Law Firm in Shropshire, Herefordshire & North Wales.


Lanyon Bowdler are Lexcel Accredited and are licensed to carry out publicly funded work in the following work types:Clinical Negligence – Shrewsbury and Hereford offices

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We want to make legal advice easily accessible for you.

Asking for legal advice can be daunting, particularly when you lack confidence using the English language.

At Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors we put all our clients first and have developed a service that allows all members of our community to access our expert services.

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Our Values.

Our people, your team, working together using our legal skills to make a difference to people in our communities, helping them meet challenges and achieve fairness, justice, and peace of mind.

What our clients see

  • We care about the quality of our work; and care deeply about the outcome.
  • We care about the environment and take steps to protect the natural world.
  • We treat people fairly and with respect, remaining calm and courteous even in challenging circumstances.
  • We are eager to help others, pay attention to detail, and are consistent.
  • We are friendly and easy to talk to.
  • We have integrity and are fair and appropriate in our dealings with each other and third parties.
  • We will communicate appropriately and return calls in a timely manner.
  • As professional advisors, we understand that working with our clients is better than just working for them.
  • We will take the time to understand their individual needs.
  • We will deliver work outcomes to agreed quality standards and timescales.
  • We present ourselves as knowledgeable, calm and courteous.
  • We know the law, we have great experience and results.
  • We pride ourselves on the deep sector and service knowledge we have as a firm.
  • We provide our clients with access to highly experienced and specialist legal practitioners.
  • Clients experience our commitment to excellence in everything we do; the right advice, building enduring relationships and a proactive and highly responsive service.
  • We develop a real understanding of our clients’ needs, concerns and priorities.
  • We have integrity and are fair and appropriate in our dealings with each other and third parties.
  • We are proud to be problem solvers.

What our staff see

  • We are passionate about our clients’ success; we are tenacious in protecting our clients’ interests.
  • We look after our colleagues.
  • Our people care about the work they do, the clients they work with and the outcomes they deliver.
  • We have a strong social ethic that sits at the heart of all that we do.
  • We care and are protective of our brand; we are willing to take ownership of issues
  • We develop long lasting and trusted relationships.
  • We build good relationships with our colleagues, and create strong teams in which confidence can grow and ideas can flow.
  • We grow by breaking down barriers and creating an environment of trust.
  • We strive for excellence in all that we do, and strive to go the extra mile.
  • We have a strong work ethic and take pride in our work.
  • We take responsibility for our actions, and learn from our mistakes.
  • We are self-motivated and encourage each other to be the best.
  • We understand the importance of appearance and will dress appropriately.
  • We improve our performance continually and stress the importance of quality and productivity.
  • We deliver great client service and strive to deliver the highest quality advice and support to our clients.
  • We are committed to learning, developing and improving. We want to be the best we can be.
  • We listen, empathise and act accordingly.
  • We strive to create a happy and supportive working environment.
  • We work as a team, supporting each other and sharing knowledge and information.
  • We like and respect the people we work with (co-workers, managers, clients) and genuinely enjoy helping one another succeed.

Our History.

Our Reputation

Lanyon Bowdler is a forward thinking firm. We’re always looking at ways we can improve our services for the benefit of our clients. We firmly believe that those who don’t move forward get left behind, and we know from speaking to our clients they value the fact that the legal service we provide incorporates all the benefits of modern business practices with a depth of legal expertise that is second to none.

So rather than celebrate and applaud our history, we use it as a strong foundation to build upon as we bring about continued success and evolve a firm that provides the most modern and client focused legal services available.


So what does our History mean to you?

Lanyon Bowdler is one of the most trusted and recognised firms (some would say brands!) in Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Lanyon Bowdler is known for its excellence in law. We deliver a high value service for clients who demand the best. These core characteristics have held true throughout Lanyon Bowdler’s history.

The most important thing our clients value about us is trust. New clients can be reassured by our excellent feedback statistics, or they can talk to our existing clients and hear first hand about the service they received from Lanyon Bowdler.

Our history

The milestones.

February 2021
Telford Office Relocation to Kendal Court
The newly-refurbished building provides onsite parking for staff and clients, high-quality office space, and extended ground floor meeting and event space, making it an ideal location for the firm’s growing team in Telford. Kendal Court is a highly-recognisable feature of the Telford landscape, and... Show more offers easy access to the Eastern Primary, M54 and Telford Railway Station.Show less
April 2020
Move into Refurbished Offices in Hereford
The firm took on the former Herefordshire Council offices on Bath Street and carried out extensive refurbishment works. The offices on Offa Street had served the firm well since 2016, and served Beaumonts well for many years before that. But as the firm... Show more have recruited additional staff and expanded the range of services provided from Hereford, there was a need for more room. The new offices provide comfortable open plan working space for staff, along with ample room for expansion.Show less
May 2019
Opening of Office in Conwy, North Wales
Following the appointment of Welsh speaking commercial & agricultural property specialist Edward Nutting, the firm took the decision to open an office in the North Wales seaside town of Conwy. This office, led by partner Edward, is rapidly expanding offering legal advice to local businesses and private individuals.
April 2017
Refurbishment & Consolidation of Offices in Hereford
As a result of the merger with Beaumonts Solicitors in 2016 we were operating out of two offices in Hereford City Centre. In April 2017, after considerable investment and refurbishment, our team moved out of Broadway House to join their colleagues in the offices on Offa Street.
May 2016
Merger with Beaumonts Solicitors in Hereford & Bromyard
The merger with Beaumonts Solicitors, a progressive well respected firm of solicitors with origins dating back over 60 years. brings additional strength and depth to our team who are supporting clients throughout Herefordshire. At the time the practice retained the premises on Offa Street and... Show more in Bromyard, as well those in Broadway House on Broad Street in Hereford. In 2021 the main Hereford office moved to Bath Street, the office in Bromyard remains on the High Street.Show less
February 2015
Hereford Office Move
Moving to Broadway House on Broad Street in the centre of Hereford, means the teams are easily accessible to other local professionals and clients. The offices are on the fourth floor, with the added benefit of stunning views over Hereford Cathedral, which provides comfortable working... Show more space and meeting rooms. The offices are accessed via a lift or stairs, and parking for clients to the rear of the building is usually available.Show less
January 2013
Reorganisation & Move out of Wellington
Lanyons, a highly recognised firm of solicitors, with roots dating back to the 19th century, merged with Shrewsbury practice J C H Bowdler & Sons in January 1988, since that merger Lanyon Bowdler had maintained a presence in the market town of Wellington. Due... Show more to relocation into the larger offices at Hazledine House in Telford, plus the additional space taken at Chapter House South in Shrewsbury, an opportunity presented itself to bring teams together in more modern open plan working spaces. The Wellington office therefore closed to the public in early January 2013. Both the Shrewsbury and Telford offices provide ample convenient parking, comfortable meeting rooms and disabled access.Show less
December 2012
Move to Accessible Premises in Hereford
The firm took occupation of attractive premises just a few hundred metres from the original offices on King Street. These new offices at 4 St Martin's Street, include a ground floor reception area, together with meeting rooms and conference facilities. A pay and display... Show more car park is located across the road, plus there is car parking for visiting clients and disabled access to the rear of the property. At first floor level there are spacious open plan offices. Having acquired Lewis & Co in December 2010, the firm has been building relationships across Herefordshire; expansion of teams and new members of staff will now mean easier local access to the full range of legal services available for private individuals and businesses, as well as the region's farmers and growers.Show less
June 2012
Relocation of Telford Town Centre Office
Earmarked for redevelopment, Brodie House was vacated in June 2012. A new cinema together with restaurants, living space and shops will enhance Telford Town Centre. Moving just a stone's throw away, the firm took occupation of open plan office space, and a spacious ground... Show more floor reception area, at nearby Hazledine House. Still adjacent to the shopping centre, these offices offer comfortable working conditions, ample meeting rooms and easy access to local car parks.Show less
December 2010
Expansion into Hereford
On 1 December 2010 the firm consolidated its position in the region, with the acquisition of Hereford solicitors Lewis & Co. Conveniently situated on King Street in the heart of the city, legal services on offer were expanded to include agricultural expertise, complementing the firm’s... Show more position as NFU’s panel solicitors. Partner Peter Lewis commented “These are very exciting times and I am delighted to now be a part of Lanyon Bowdler. I have known the firm for a long time and have always found the lawyers to be straight talking, reliable and practical – precisely the type of people I know my much valued clients would appreciate, and it provides them with the opportunity of an expanded range of services.” The Hereford expansion follows the merger earlier in 2010 with Oswestry based L G Solicitors. With offices throughout the region, the very best legal advice is conveniently available to everyone.Show less
May 2010
Conversion to LLP Status
The firm converted to LLP status on 1 May 2010 and will continue to trade as Lanyon Bowdler.
May 2010
Merger with Oswestry Based LG Solicitors
This merger resulted in the creation of the county’s largest firm of lawyers. With 16 member partners, and nearly 200 staff spread across the organisation’s offices in Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford and Wellington, clients throughout the county continue to benefit from the very best... Show more practical legal advice, friendly helpful staff, together with easy access to local offices. Both firms have extensive pedigrees, LG Solicitors’ roots date back to the 18th century and Lanyon Bowdler – formed in 1988 as a result of the merger of J C H Bowdler & Sons of Shrewsbury and Lanyons of Wellington – has a history dating back to the 19th century. Following the announcement, Lanyon Bowdler’s Managing Partner David Battisby said “This really is a very exciting opportunity, in what has already been a fantastic year producing a string of awards. The merger will provide a wide range of in depth expertise and an increased geographical spread.” A wide range of specialisms will be offered together with an increased geographical spread. Several key departments will expand, particularly Commercial Property & Agriculture, Wills & Tax Planning, Family and Residential Property.Show less
June 2008
Ludlow office moves to Eco Park
The decision to move the Ludlow office into the new Eco Business Park on the outskirts of town meant clients would benefit from ample parking facilities and staff would be provided a brand new environmentally friendly office. Lanyon Bowdler has the facilities to provide... Show more a top service to those needing legal advice in South Shropshire and Herefordshire, so clients don’t need to travel to the larger county towns. Lanyon Bowdler are committed to supporting the people, businesses and communities of Shropshire and the surrounding areas. The move to the larger offices in Ludlow enabled expansion of teams, in order to provide the best service possible.Show less
May 2007
Opened Ludlow office, incorporating respected Morgans Solicitors
The merger with Morgans Solicitors represented an excellent cultural and geographic fit. The new office increased the comprehensive range of services offered to the people and businesses in Ludlow, South Shropshire and edging into Herefordshire.
September 2003
Expanded Shrewsbury office by 50%
Due to the continued success of the Shrewsbury office, more space was required and so the firm took on Chapter House South and linked it internally to Chapter House North. The combined Shrewsbury office housed almost 70 partners and staff.
May 2001
Relocated to Chapter House North, Abbey Lawn, Shrewsbury
Lanyon Bowdler were the first law firm in Shrewsbury to invest in modern new offices with parking and took the bold step of creating a large new open plan working environment for not only staff, but also partners. The Abbey Lawn development offered all the... Show more benefits of being outside the Town Centre, whilst remaining within walking distance. Staff and clients alike welcomed the new approach. This was a significant milestone and formed a blueprint for the future, which others have followed.Show less
Summer 2000
Start of the New Management Structure
Having operated for a number of years with a full time Managing Partner, the first steps were taken to develop a new management structure employing professional managers from outside the legal world to manage different areas of the business. In addition to the Managing Partner,... Show more the team grew to consist of a Finance & IT Director, IT Manager, HR & Training Director, Operations Manager, Accounts Manager and Marketing & Business Development Manager. This leaves the lawyers to get on with doing what they know best, confident in the knowledge that the business is being well-run and managed to support them.Show less
March 1988
Opened new Telford Town Centre office
A fundamental objective of the newly merged firm was to establish a significant presence in the developing Telford New Town. This was done with the acquisition of Brodie House, right in the heart of Telford Town Centre. This was later expanded to take on a ground floor unit in 1998.
January 1988
Merger to from Lanyon Bowdler
J C H Bowdler & Sons of Shrewsbury and Lanyons of Wellington, two of the largest and longest established firms in Shropshire, merged to become the leading firm of Shropshire. Both firms had histories going back into the 19th century, but the merged firm was,... Show more and continues to be, at the cutting edge of delivering modern, efficient and client focused legal services. The firm looks forward and not backwards and continues to make significant investments in staff, technology and premises to remain at the forefront, often putting much larger firms than itself into the shade.Show less

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