In 1988, the licensing laws changed to allow pubs to stay open all day, the pound note ceased to be legal tender and Davies and Partners Solicitors opened its first office.
25 years later, Davies and Partners is now acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in the South West and Midlands, with offices in Bristol, Gloucester and Birmingham. It has continued its programme of expansion, opening its latest office in West End London, in autumn 2012.
The firm employs over 120 staff and although it offers a full range of legal services for commercial and private clients, approximately half of its work is in commercial property including land acquisition and development. It has one of the largest commercial property teams in the region which has achieved a strong national reputation in the commercial property sector.
In recent years the firm has also developed a national specialism in clinical negligence, which now accounts for more than 20% of the firm’s business. Its 12 strong, specialist clinical negligence team contains a number of the UK’s leading clinical negligence lawyers.
Commenting on the celebrations the firm’s Chairman, Tom Brennan said, “We have seen many developments over the 25 years and there have been many peaks and troughs in the economy over that period, but we are delighted that we have retained such a strong and loyal client base which has enabled us to continue to develop and expand. We are very proud to be able to offer our clients some of the country’s finest legal talent and we look forward to continuing to do so for at least the next 25 years!”