Move for world’s oldest law firm

Move for world's oldest law firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore, which was founded in 1570, has moved from its offices in Lonsdale Gardens to a 28,000 sq ft newly refurbished, modern, open-plan office spanning five floors at Heathervale House in Vale Avenue.

The premises will act as a hub for all legal services provided by fee-earners based in Tunbridge Wells, in conjunction with the firm’s other office in the Thames Gateway.

The move follows an announcement by the firm earlier in the year reporting five successive years of financial
growth, with fee revenues totalling £21.96million in the financial year ending June 5, 2019 – which is a 5.9 per
cent increase on the previous year.

‘The world’s oldest law firm’, which celebrates its 450th anniversary in July 2020, says Heathervale House will be the base from which it will continue to offer clients a broad range of practical and specialist legal advice spanning core practice areas, including Private Client, Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Property and Family.

The company says the new office also reinforces Thomson Snell & Passmore’s position as the fourth largest employer in Tunbridge Wells, where it has had a presence for more than a century, as it looks to attract further talent to the firm in line with its organic growth plans.  

Senior Partner James Partridge said: “Thomson Snell & Passmore has long been recognised as a key pillar of the local community.

“As we continue to grow our legal offering to clients and increase in size, we remain committed to building on our heritage by investing in our people and the local area.

“Since the firm started in 1570, we have had a strong presence in the South East, and Heathervale House will be a home for the future generations of Thomson Snell & Passmore.

“We continually seek efficiencies in the delivery of our services, as well as reinvesting in our employees, clients and community, and our new location in Tunbridge Wells reflects this ethos.

“We remain at the heart of the local community, and the excellent legal service we provide to clients can only continue to improve with this new collaborative workspace.”


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