Lanyon Bowdler

Telford Solicitors

01952 292585

DX: 28071 Telford

Hazledine House, Central Square,Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JL


Telford is a relatively new town, created in the 1960s and 1970s in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. With a population of around 155,000, it is the largest settlement in Shropshire and one of the fastest growing in the UK. It was built on industrial and agricultural land incorporating smaller towns and was named after the renowned civil engineer, Thomas Telford.

Business Demographics

Because of its prominent location and its accessibility to the West Midlands and beyond, Telford is an excellent place for businesses to base themselves. It is home to one of the largest exhibition centres in the UK and has a thriving manufacturing industry.

There are significant public and private investments being made into the area, with the future regeneration of the town creating more jobs. The successful delivery of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme is also equipping young people with the skills they need for the future, as part of the commitment to securing and retaining talent in the area.

Culture and Social Scene

Telford Shopping Centre is the largest shopping area in Shropshire, welcoming an average of 300,000 visitors through its doors each week. With 175 stores on a 25-acre site, shoppers here are spoilt for choice, while the town’s Southwater Leisure Quarter is a welcome addition featuring bars, restaurants, a cinema complex, ice-rink, community library and community art.

Telford Town Park boasted 450 acres of open space and was named the UK’s Best Urban Park in 2015. With nature trails, play areas, mini golf, high ropes and a full programme of events on offer, the park is always a hive of activity.

One of the key events in Telford is the annual carnival, held every July. Along with the parade itself, it includes live music, sports activities and food and drinks stalls to make for one colourful, vibrant and extravagant celebration.

Telford’s leisure and culture scene also incorporate the industrial history of the local area. Telford Steam Railway among other attractions features a refurbished steam locomotive from yesteryear and nearby Ironbridge Gorge, just five miles south of the Telford town centre, is the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge is home to ten award-winning attractions that bring a bygone era firmly to life. It is one of the UK’s most visited World Heritage sites with more than 545,000 visitors each year.

Legal Services and Cases in the Area

Employment and housing are key sectors requiring legal expertise in Telford’s current climate. The ever-growing population of Telford, due to an increase of jobs in the area, is creating more demand for new homes and the sale of the Ironbridge Power Station, which has been sold to developers for brand new housing, is a typical example of this.

Cases of medical negligence have also dominated the legal service industry in and around Telford in recent times with the tragic news about failures within the maternity department of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and also the national breast screening scandal, where more than 400,000 women have missed potentially life-saving mammograms due to an administrative error.

With direct experience of representing families in such difficult and often tragic circumstances, we pride ourselves on our sensitive and expert handling of such cases and are highly respected throughout the industry.

Why Choose Lanyon Bowdler?

With an office in Telford Town Centre, and offices throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire, as well as 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 have 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 demographic of Telford and the surrounding areas extremely well and as such understand the unique challenges that can affect individuals and businesses here.

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 2018 edition of Chambers UK, and by The Legal 500, which says that Lanyon Bowdler is “known to clients for its excellent communication, prompt responses and reliability”. We are also on the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) legal panel as one of their recommended agricultural law firms.

With offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Ludlow, Oswestry and Hereford, as well as a meeting room in Conwy, North Wales and the office in Telford, 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.