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 Resolution teams. 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.