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2019 Marks Bishop & Sewell’s 40th Anniversary
The firm was founded in October 1979 by Stephen Bishop and Jill Sewell. Jill retired from practice in 2007 but, Stephen, as founding partner, is still very much with us as both our current Managing Partner and Head of Residential Property. As testament to the quality of service we have provided over the years, we are proud to say that we continue to act for a number of our original clients.
From modest beginnings in a small office in Holborn, we have gone from strength to strength, and through a mixture of organic growth and a number of strategic acquisitions, we now have over 100 staff in our Russell Square offices, including most notably our Mindfulness & Wellbeing Officer, Maisie the Dog!
We have also moved offices several times over the last 40 years although we have been a constant fixture of the Bloomsbury and Midtown legal landscape throughout this time.
More recently in 2017, the long established name of Fisher Meredith merged with Bishop & Sewell. This merger enabled the formation of our Immigration Department and also strengthened our Family and Dispute Resolutionteams. In our journey from 1979 to 2019, the firm has fulfilled its vision to become a full-service Central London law firm, with market leading expertise in a number of areas.
Today Bishop & Sewell offers expert and straightforward legal advice in no less than 20 distinct practice areas, including Residential & Commercial Property, Landlord & Tenant, Corporate & Commercial, Private Client, Family & Divorce, Forming Families, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Immigration (Business & Personal) and Employment.
The last 40 years has seen enormous changes and challenges in the legal sector and we expect no less for the next 40!
We look forward to celebrating our success with you as we continue to provide beautifully straightforward legal advice.
Each of our clients receives legal services tailored to their particular needs and delivered in a practical and highly responsive manner. We pride ourselves on exceeding our clients expectations. We provide advice and assistance of the highest calibre, but which is also accessible and which always keeps in mind commercial realities. This ensures we help our clients – whether individuals or businesses – navigate their legal issues effectively and achieve the very best possible outcomes.
The firm has steadily expanded over the years. As well as serving clients in the local area, London and the South East, we are increasingly instructed by those further afield: nationwide and internationally.
We continue to attract a wide variety of clients from all walks of life, representative of various industries, the financial sector and the professions. Our practice areas are expanding, supporting a growing private and commercial client base.
Now based in Russell Square in Central London, our offices are readily accessible and well-served by public transport and parking. Individuals and families form the backbone of our client base, alongside entrepreneurs, investors, property developers and landlords. Our business clients include private and quoted mid-market companies and financial institutions.