Andrew Jay started the firm in Gainsborough in 1983. At that time it dealt purely with criminal law and today it still enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the best criminal specialists in Lincoln and Gainsborough. We have 4 experienced criminal lawyers 2 of whom are "Solicitor Advocates", solicitors whose expertise in the criminal courts has been assessed as equivalent to that of Barristers.
Over the years the firm acquired lawyers specialising in other areas. First to join was the family team who conduct divorce, domestic violence and children matters. Property lawyers then joined dealing with both residential and commercial land and leases. We then started drafting wills and dealing with probate matters.
On 1st January 2009, Phil Hanby acquired the practice when Andrew retired. Phil brought 30 years’ experience of civil litigation and "rounded the circle" to provide a full range of legal services offered to our clients.
You might find us different to our competitors. We hope so. We are transparent with our fees from the word “go”. We respect and value our clients and believe that their problems are ours. We give added value and encourage the client to stop us if we stray into using “legalese” instead of plain language. Quite simply we strive to be a rock to our clients during their times of stress i.e. during death, divorce and moving house, suing and being sued. We have their trust. Try us and see.