Personal Solicitors.

Personal Legal Advice Solicitors.

At various stages in life, most people will need to seek legal advice for one reason or another, whether it’s buying your first home, creating a will, or seeking compensation after an accident, and our team of legal experts are here to help you.

At Lanyon Bowdler, we are proud to have built up a strong reputation as a professional, approachable, and friendly firm of solicitors. Our clients love how easy it is to deal with us. We won’t confuse you with legal jargon, we’ll explain everything in simple terms, ensuring you are kept up-to-date every step of the way.

Our highly qualified solicitors are specialists in their field, possessing the knowledge and expertise you would expect from a big city firm, but being based right in the heart of your community.

Our head office is located in Shrewsbury, and we also have offices in Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, enabling us to work with clients across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales. We are also able to offer our services to clients located in England and Wales.

Whether you are seeking advice about compensation after an accident that wasn’t your fault, you require support during your divorce, or you wish to seek justice after being wrongfully dismissed by your employer, we have a team of specialists ready to help you.

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Our Legal Services

At Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors our people are your team, and we pride ourselves on working closely with you, using our legal skills to help you achieve justice, fairness, and peace of mind. We cover a wide range of personal legal services, including:

Administration of Estates

When a person dies, all of their assets become a part of their estate, including any land, property, personal belongings, money, and investments. Estate administration is the process of identifying, collecting, and valuing all of the assets, settling any debts, paying any taxes, and distributing the remainder of the estate to the beneficiaries in line with the deceased’s will where applicable.

Care Home Funding

Nursing care should be funded by the NHS for all patients with a primary need, regardless of their financial situation. An assessment should be carried out by the NHS to determine eligibility to funding. If you or a relative did not undergo assessment, or if you wish to dispute the outcome, our team can help you to challenge it and seek justice.

Contentious Probate

When a disagreement arises due to inheritance or a will following the death of a loved one, our contentious probate specialists can help you to come to a solution. We are experienced in handling all types of inheritance disputes, and can help you to challenge the validity of a will, and recover assets promised to you by the deceased.

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is able to make decisions, and appoint others to make decisions, on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make certain decisions, in cases where a power of attorney has not been previously appointed. The type of decisions covered include those relating to health, personal welfare, financial affairs, and property.

Disputes & Court Claims

Our specialist dispute resolution team can help you to resolve a number of different disputes such as land and boundary disputes, property repossession, disputes with landlords, debt recovery, claims against tradespeople and professionals, insurance claims issues, and problems regarding high value goods like vehicles, furniture, and electrical goods.

Employment Law

Our team of employment law specialists are able to provide outstanding legal assistance with a variety of workplace issues, including unfair dismissal, harassment, discrimination, redundancy, internal grievances, breach of contract, maternity/paternity rights, equal pay, and employment tribunal claims, amongst others.

Family Law

Our family law specialists have the knowledge and expertise to handle a variety of family law issues, including separation and divorce, child access and protection, civil partnerships, domestic violence, international family law, financial matters, and fertility, surrogacy, and adoption.

Industrial Disease

Medical conditions resulting from prolonged exposure to an occupational hazard can affect individuals physically, mentally, and financially. We can help you to seek legal action for a variety of industrial diseases, including exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma, respiratory conditions, skin diseases, vibration white finger, and cancer.

Medical Negligence

All medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients, and if they breach that duty of care it can cause undue harm. For example a cancer misdiagnosis can lead to the condition worsening and needing more intensive treatment, or the negligent treatment of a pregnant woman can cause harm to either mother or baby.

Personal Debt and Insolvency

There are a variety of reasons why people get into debt, such as taking on too much credit, being made redundant, divorce and separation, or the death of a spouse. If you are struggling we would advise you to seek legal help sooner rather than later, and our specialist legal team will help you to find the best course of action to get your finances under control.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could have valid grounds on which to make a personal injury claim. The negligent actions of somebody else may have led you to be injured in a road traffic accident, workplace accident, or an accident in a public place. Our specialist personal injury team can help you to put together a strong case to achieve a financial pay out in line with the severity of your injuries.

Residential Property

Buying and selling a residential property can be a complex process, but our expert property team is here to help. We can assist with all aspects of residential property law including the exchange of contracts, consulting the Land Registry, the transfer of equity, shared equity homes, purchase of property at auction, purchase of a repossessed property, buy to let, re-mortgaging, and probate sales and purchases.

Serious Injury

We are specialists in handling compensation claims for serious and catastrophic injuries caused by somebody else’s negligence or carelessness. Serious injuries can include those such as brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, paralysis, severe burns and scalding, multiple and complex injuries, and fatalities.

Wills & Probate

A will is the best way of ensuring that your loved ones are provided for in the event of your death, yet it is something that many people put off until it is too late. Our wills and probate team can help you to put together a will, detailing exactly how you would like your estate to be dealt with upon your death. We can also facilitate the probate process, which is the execution of the will according to the wishes of the deceased.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

I would not hesitate to recommend LB Solicitors to anyone needing guidance and representation for family law or divorce proceedings. My solicitor was thorough and diligent, balancing professional rigour with fairness, reasonableness and sensitivity. I feel this approach helped me to obtain a satisfactory settlement avoiding costly and unnecessary conflict.

Jon
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Facing one’s own mortality is not easy. Lanyon Bowdler’s solicitor made the whole process less emotional and I was confident that my loved ones would find it relatively pain free and easier to cope. I would recommend Lanyon Bowdler without reservation or hesitation.

Anonymous
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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

A very professional firm, whom I have used in property matters several times previously. They have maintained their well earned local reputation over the years.

Darryl
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All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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Selling a house – made easy. A solicitor and team who were friendly, very professional and returned all my calls promptly. At the time of selling my property my elderly father was very ill. I experienced kindness and a great willingness to ensure I could relax and know everything was taken care of.

Anonymous
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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A fluent welsh speaking solicitor from an agricultural background, provided an in depth assessment and good advice in distributing the inheritance of the family farm.

Mr & Mrs Owen
Conwy

From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Used Lanyon Bowdler for conveyancing and for legal advice – both solicitors I worked with were effective and professional. Law firm was fast and responsive to queries and clear pricing.

Samantha
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Over the last seven years I have been represented by Lanyon Bowdler in a clinical negligence case. Throughout this time, I put my complete trust in the firm and they did not let me down.

Darren
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My solicitor kept me informed on everything in the five years that it took to have a successful claim.

Gill
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Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I was impressed with the forensic approach to identifying, securing, assessing and presenting evidence over the two years that it took to finally resolve the issue.

Timothy
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I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Great advice and tenant left prior to eviction, so costs were kept to a minimum.

Angela Taylor
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Very professional and approachable. I was updated as to progress regularly. The final costs reflected good value for the service provided.

David Fedrick
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Our first experience with a medical claim has been made that much more painless by the clear and consistent advice provided to date, thank you.

Peter
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Today

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help support you when you or your family need any kind of legal advice or representation.

Some of the reasons that our previous and existing clients have chosen us include:

  • We care about the quality of our work; and care deeply about the outcome.
  • We treat people fairly and with respect.
  • We are friendly and easy to talk to.
  • We take the time to understand your individual needs.
  • We will deliver work outcomes to agreed quality standards and timescales.
  • We know the law, we have great experience and results.
  • We develop a real understanding of our clients’ needs, concerns and priorities.
  • We are recognised and regarded by the leading UK legal directory The Legal 500.
  • We are highly ranked by Chambers UK.

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler as your legal partner, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on hand to help with whatever challenges life holds. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely with you, and work tirelessly, to ensure the best outcomes no matter what you are facing.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands and Birmingham. As a leading law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our people

Meet the team.

Beth Heath
Beth Heath
Partner
Medical Negligence
Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Edward Rees
Edward Rees
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
John Merry
John Merry
Partner
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Leisure & Tourism | Agriculture
Neil Davies
Neil Davies
Partner
Court of Protection
Sue Hodgson
Sue Hodgson
Partner
Family Law
David Pugh
David Pugh
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Emma Broomfield
Emma Broomfield
Partner
Medical Negligence
Jon Moriarty
Jon Moriarty
Partner
Family Law
Karl Beckett
Karl Beckett
Partner
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas
Partner
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Laura Weir
Laura Weir
Partner
Medical Negligence
Lucy Small
Lucy Small
Partner
Medical Negligence
Lucy Speed
Lucy Speed
Partner
Court of Protection
Philippa Pearson
Philippa Pearson
Partner
Family Law
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Tim Treherne
Tim Treherne
Partner
Residential Property
Liam Holyhead
Liam Holyhead
Debt Recovery Manager
Business Debt Recovery | Personal Debt & Insolvency
Saffia Keegan
Saffia Keegan
Solicitor
Residential Property
Louise Browne
Louise Browne
Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate | Estate Planning | Lasting Powers of Attorney
Dani Sharma
Dani Sharma
Legal Support Assistant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Emma Deering
Emma Deering
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Nicola Davies
Nicola Davies
Solicitor
Commercial Dispute Resolution | Disputes & Court Claims
Martin Hood
Martin Hood
Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Mai Lewis
Mai Lewis
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Georgina Hughes
Georgina Hughes
Associate Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Lisa Grimmett
Lisa Grimmett
Associate Solicitor
Family Law
Caroline Yorke
Caroline Yorke
Associate Solicitor
Family Law
Kaylee Evans
Kaylee Evans
Legal Assistant
Residential Property
Amy Bills
Amy Bills
Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Sophie Burgoyne
Sophie Burgoyne
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Charles Almond
Charles Almond
Consultant
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Sioned Williams
Sioned Williams
Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Claire Vale
Claire Vale
Associate Solicitor
Contentious Probate
Kate Lawson
Kate Lawson
Associate Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
Emma Lewis
Emma Lewis
Chartered Legal Executive
Residential Property
Adam Hodson
Adam Hodson
Associate Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Angharad Hird
Angharad Hird
Associate Solicitor
Wills & Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Estate Planning
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