Lanyon Bowdler

Ludlow Solicitors

01584 876459

DX: 26883 Ludlow 1

12 The Business Quarter, Eco Park Road,Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1FD

Ludlow

Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire. With a population of around 11,000, it is one of the most liberal towns in the south of the county.

Business Demographics

Ludlow is the third largest employment centre in Shropshire and the primary location for businesses and jobs in south Shropshire. 588 businesses have registered offices in the town and 4,700 people are employed here.

The three largest sectors here are retail, healthcare and professional services, which together account for 41.4% of employment within the town. The largest employers now include big-name supermarkets such as Tesco and Aldi, the education services, due to the many schools and colleges located in the area, and also Lloyds of Ludlow, a road haulage company.

The majority of businesses based in Ludlow, however, are small and medium enterprises employing fewer than 20 people, but new SMEs are thriving in the town with private sector employment steadily rising. There are still a number of independent and family-run businesses located here including local clothing retailer Bodenhams, which has been trading from a 600-year-old timber-framed building since 1860 and is one of the oldest stores in Britain.

With many examples of well-preserved medieval and Tudor-style buildings, Ludlow is steeped in history and as such is a popular tourist destination in its own right, and as a gateway to the rest of Shropshire and nearby Herefordshire, positively impacting on the local economy.

Culture and Social Scene

The historic town of Ludlow welcomes thousands of visitors each year to its ancient streets. Home to 500 listed buildings, Ludlow’s history extends right back to the 11th century when the construction of the castle began. It was altered and extended over subsequent centuries, but Ludlow Castle is undoubtedly one of the most impressive examples of medieval architecture remaining in the country. Located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, overlooking the River Tern, the castle continues to be one of the key attractions for visitors to Ludlow. It offers an idyllic setting for events like the Ludlow Spring Festival, and the backdrop for theatrical performances such as open-air Shakespeare.

Every September, Ludlow is filled with food lovers who gather in the town for the annual Ludlow Food and Drink Festival. This is just one of a number of events that take place throughout the year in a lively calendar that includes markets, festival and exhibitions.

Ludlow is also an outdoor lovers’ paradise, located on the edge of the Shropshire Hills and with access to The Marches Forest Area, which crosses the border into Wales.

Legal Services and Cases in Ludlow

A specific issue currently facing a number of people in Ludlow is the impact of the flash flooding in south Shropshire which has affected many homes and businesses. The ongoing closure of rural midwife units, including the one in Ludlow is also a contentious issue. Expectant mothers are currently being directed to larger units at hospitals in Shrewsbury and Telford due to the lack of resources necessary to keep such rural divisions open for a relatively small number of patients. A public consultation is underway before a binding decision will be made on whether these closures will become permanent.

At Lanyon Bowdler, we have again been working on cases of clinical negligence and personal injury from our office in Ludlow, where our legal team are specialists in the area. Thankfully incidents like these are rare, but if the worst should happen then you know you have the support of the best in the business.

Why Choose Lanyon Bowdler?

With an office in Ludlow and others across Shropshire and Herefordshire, together with a meeting room in Conwy, North Wales, Lanyon Bowdler is a full-service team of lawyers, which means that whatever aspect of the law you need advice on we possess the expertise to help.

With more than thirty years of experience providing a legal service across Shropshire and beyond, we are highly regarded throughout the industry with a formidable reputation and a track record for achieving the very best results.

We understand the landscape and demographics of Ludlow and the surrounding areas extremely well and as such acknowledge the unique challenges that can affect individuals and businesses here, particularly those based in more rural districts.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming approach, which immediately puts our clients at ease. The role we have as part of the community is also extremely important to us and we regularly organise training events and seminars and work closely with local charities on various fundraising activities. We are recommended by the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 and the 2018 edition of Chambers UK.

With additional offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Oswestry and Telford, as well as the meeting room in Conwy, North Wales, we are ideally situated to meet the needs of the surrounding towns, villages and rural communities including the neighbouring counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Powys, and Mid and North Wales.