About Us


We believe a good solicitor is approachable, innovative and open.

A good solicitor listens to clients and helps identify attainable goals and the best strategy to reach them. We never underestimate the importance of knowing our clients, their businesses and circumstances, and their objectives.

As a consequence, we build enduring relationships with the individuals and businesses with whom we work. Many of our clients are long-standing ones, who have worked with us over a number of years and across a range of legal issues.

Our areas of expertise include the following:

Each specialist area is partner-led, to ensure each delivers a client-focused, highly personalised service. Within each practice area works a team of versatile and talented lawyers with a passion for being the best at what they do.

The firm was established in 1979 by Stephen Bishop and Jill Sewell. Jill retired in 2007, but the firm continues to act for a number of its original clients. Bishop & Sewell was established in Bloomsbury and for a number of years had offices in Great Russell Street next to the British Museum, before eventually moving to its current location in 2010.

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.