One of the Oldest Liverpool Solicitors

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One of the Oldest Liverpool Solicitors

Bell Lamb & Joynson are one of the oldest firms of Liverpool Solicitors. In 1821 Thomas Toulmin of 56 Park Lane, later of Rodney Street gave his name to two solicitors firms in Liverpool.

Neither firm chose to have his name perpetuated. The first was Brabner Holden & Co. and the second was Bell & Joynson. Both of these firms remain in practice to this day. Thomas Toulmin, a prominent Liverpool Solicitor of his time, was also a lesser founder of the Liverpool Law Society.

In 1988 Bell & Joynson amalgamated with Lamb, Goldsmith and Howard, another prominent Liverpool Solicitors firm with a long-standing reputation. That merger resulted in the firm becoming known as Bell, Lamb & Joynson.

There have been other mergers and acquisitions over the years none of which have impacted upon the firm’s name. Over the years the firm has expanded successfully from Liverpool into North Cheshire with a longstanding office in Runcorn. In the last 10 years, offices have been opened in Warrington and Maghull. In addition, the firm has trained and nurtured some of Liverpool’s brightest legal talents who have either gone on to become partners within the firm or have set up their own legal practices.

Since its inception, as Liverpool Solicitors, Bell Lamb & Joynson has provided a multitude of legal services. Adapting to market conditions, trends and the specialism of the partners and associate solicitors at any given time. In the 21st century, Bell Lamb & Joynson specialises in what is commonly known as Private Client Law. This is dealing exclusively with all matters that affect an individual and their family. We represent clients across Merseyside and North Cheshire, particularly for conveyancing and criminal defence on a national basis.

The areas of Law that we specialise in are:-

Residential Conveyancing

We have literally helped thousands of people move to a new house over the years and we are currently in the top 5 most active Liverpool Solicitors firms for residential conveyancing purchase transactions. We are one of the fastest-growing residential conveyancing solicitors firms in Liverpool and North Cheshire. We were one of the first firms nationwide to be transparent on price and offer online instant fixed-price conveyancing quotes. Clients can also track their conveyancing transactions via our mobile app or online portal.

Wills, Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney

We all need to consider what happens to us and our estate in the event that we lose the capacity to look after our own affairs. We have probably written more Wills than anyone else in the area and have a very large Will bank as many clients have entrusted us to look after such an important document. We can expertly draft a lasting power of attorney and in the event of the loss of a loved one, we can expertly assist with the administration of the estate and Will even offer a free initial appointment to offer support and advice.

Family Law

All matters involving family law and issues surrounding your children. With many years’ experience in this field with a team dedicated to dealing with such matters not just quickly but with great sensitivity. We deal with both Legal Aid and private fee-paying clients and offer fixed fees for all services that we offer together with payment plans.

Criminal Defence and Motoring Law

We have one of the largest Criminal Defence departments across Merseyside and Cheshire. We are in the top 20% of providers of criminal defence by volume in England and Wales and our solicitors have a combined experience of 159 years. We regularly deal with high-profile matters of great significance and act for clients nationally. If you are unfortunate to be accused of a crime or are in need of a specialist Motoring Law Solicitor then we have the experience, reputation and expertise to assist.

Personal Injury

If you are unfortunate to be involved in an accident, then we can assist. We deal with all types of accidents, i.e. accidents at work, car accidents, pavement tripping cases etc. All our cases are only handled by highly qualified and experienced personal injury Solicitors (not paralegals) who have years of experience in this field, so you can rest assured that you will have the best possible advice and representation in relation to your claim.

We like to think that we are different from other Solicitors. We deal exclusively in all areas of law that affect the individual, often in the most difficult circumstances. Even moving to a new house whilst exciting is one of life’s most stressful events. Despite our age, we are a forward-thinking progressive law firm and we have invested heavily in software and systems that enable us to provide exceptional client-centric service. However, our biggest strength and why we are continually recommended by clients is the personal approach that we provide. Treating clients as individuals and their issues as our own. This ethos has clearly stood the test of time for the last 198 years!