Simon Lunt - Senior Partner
Based in Hull. Known across the UK
We’re a commercially focused law firm based in a purpose-built office in the heart of Hull. Our client base stretches to all corners of the country, and covers a range of sectors and disciplines—from large PLCs to one-man bands.
Queens Gardens, Hull: where our office is based.
How we stack up to big city law firms
“If you were really that good, you’d have offices in Leeds, Manchester, London…”
They may not say it, but we know that’s what many clients outside of Hull are thinking when they look at us for the first time. It’s a myth. And here are three facts that dispel it.
One. Our credentials speak for themselves.
An “enviable client base”, as described by Chambers & Partners, which includes ASDA, Morrisons, William Hill, Cineworld, Virgin Active, Arnold White Estates, Ei Group, JD Wetherspoon, Kingspan and Wilko, to name a few. And a team of specialist lawyers, led by experienced partners, who are described as “a beacon of expertise” by The Legal 500.
Two. Being based where we are in Hull means we don’t have the same crippling overheads of a big city firm. So our clients get the best of both worlds: a partner with national expertise who can get the job done quicker. And, in many cases, cheaper.
When it comes to helping clients to manage large property estates, it also means we don’t need to outsource our deeds storage to no-name third parties. Because we have our own purpose-built facility on-site and employ two full-time archivists, we can report on documentation in minutes and have copy documents scanned and sent to your inbox in no time at all.
Three. When we need to meet with our clients in person, we take the fast train. We can be from our desk to King’s Cross in around three hours. Or we pick up the phone, jump in the car, email or video call.
Nigel Beckwith - Head of Corporate and Joint Managing Partner
Hands-on. Without the hand-me-downs
If you need a partner, you get one. If not, your lawyer will be supervised by a partner at every stage of your case.
No needlessly being passed up or down, left or right, from one person to the next. The person you meet first will be with you every step of the way.
It’s their name on the letterhead, their voice over the phone, their hand you shake in every meeting.
Andrew Johnson - Joint Managing Partner
The entrepreneurial lawyers
Entrepreneurs made us. People who took the initiative, who relished the responsibility, who never shrugged off problems or passed on opportunities but grabbed them with both hands.
The same entrepreneurial spirit exists here today. It’s how we’ve always done things. It’s in our blood. And it always will be.
Matthew Fletcher - Head of Construction and Joint Head of Litigation
We’re never afraid to take a commercial view on any issue to provide the best advice. Whether we’re handling a multi-million pound estate for a multinational brand, or a contract for a one-man-band.
After all, we are a commercial law firm. We know clients want answers from their lawyers, not to be presented with problems and questions.
Rob Hastie - Joint Head of Litigation