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Brian Evans

Managing Partner - Head of Agricultural Team

Brian's Teams

Agriculture, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Management Team


Brian is the managing partner of the firm, a role he took on from 1 May 2016.

After reading law at Cambridge University and gaining First Class Honours in the Solicitors’ Final Examination at the College of Law, Chester, Brian joined Lanyon Bowdler as an articled clerk in 1992. He was Head of Dispute Resolution for 13 years prior to becoming the managing partner.

In his present role Brian is responsible for the management of the practice, assisted by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of professional managers.

He also offers the firm's dispute resolution department the benefit of his wealth of experience in the field of litigation and dispute resolution.

Brian is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and continues with his mediation practice alongside his management role.


Listen here to Brian, our training prinicipal, talking to newly qualified solicitors about their journeys to qualifying as solicitors.  

In this episode, you'll hear Brian discussing the mediation process, the pros and the cons of online mediation and meetings in person, and explain how having a third party mediator can help resolve disputes. The courts strongly encourage parties to undergo mediation as part of settling disputes.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Brain is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500, in which it states 'Brian Evans leads the department at Lanyon Bowdler which serves as a NFU panel firm for Shropshire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire and works closely with the NFU regionally.'