Continuity and Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler’s Ludlow office can trace its roots back to the 1850s, when Stanley Weyman moved his solicitor’s practice to 7 Mill Street which was occupied continuously by successor practices until our move to the Eco Park in 2008.


The location of Ludlow, near the middle of the Welsh Marches, has meant that since that date the practice (in its various forms) has been firmly embedded in the farming community in the area, as well as in the life of the town. As a result, we have acted for succeeding generations of farming families over the years.

Four generations

A colleague recently came across a pleasing example when checking some farm deeds for a member of the team prior to registering the legal title at the Land Registry. The firm acted when the family originally bought the farm in 1914 and has continued to act ever since - some four generations later.

We are proud of our roots in the local community, and our long term involvement with clients is not confined to farming families, but this connection has allowed us to develop our expertise.

NFU's Legal Assistance Scheme

The whole firm enjoys a close relationship with the NFU and we are panel solicitors under the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme for the counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire.

We are lucky to have a vibrant specialised agricultural department (which is ranked by The Legal 500 as being in Tier 1 for Agriculture and Estates in the West Midlands), and we have specialists in all our offices, which stretch from Oswestry in the North to Hereford in the South.

If one of our offices is not convenient then our specialists are ready to advise and, where necessary, visit clients and potential clients wherever they may be located in the Welsh Marches and beyond.