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About Winston Solicitors LLP

A brief history of Winston Solicitors

Thank you for taking the time to read about this firm.  I established the practice in July 2002, initially as a sole practitioner working from home.  We have now grown to 5 partners, 35 staff and 3 prime office locations and are in the Leeds solicitors list for both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

I am proud of what we have achieved, during some difficult times for the profession as a whole.  Our ethos of providing a complete quality, legal service with a local, approachable feel always has always been our focus.

These are some of our milestones:

2003 We found the perfect premises, a period property set in ¾ acres of land, in the heart of Street Lane, the main commercial street in North Leeds.

2004 3 years ahead of schedule we grew to a 5 lawyer practice.

2005 We took over Conway Kremer, founded in 1930, specialising in mainly private client and conveyancing .

2006 With a total of 20 staff, our Roundhay office was at capacity.  We took on additional premises pending a planning application to extend the office.

2008 Work commenced on a 3,000sq ft extension.

2008 Extension completed, increasing the office capacity to 55.

2009 Winston Solicitors became one of the first practices to be granted an LDP (Legal Disciplinary Practice), enabling our valued non-solicitor marketing professional to become a partner.

2009 We were awarded a ‘highly commended’ in the 1-11 partner category at the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer Awards.

2010 We established an accountancy business, now trading as Winston Accountants, as well as a financial advice company, Winston Financial Management.  These platforms allow us to offer a broad professional service to our clients.

2011 One of the first firms in Yorkshire be awarded with the accreditation from the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)

2013 MyMediation created, providing a dedicated family Mediation service. 

2014 Our Leeds City Centre office was opened in the heart of the legal and financial district, allowing clients the flexibility of two office locations.

2016 A third office opened in Harrogate to provide our growing client base with legal advice at a local level.

2017 'When Service Wins' becomes comes our business focus and by the end of the year we have over 250 5 star reviews.

2018 We are shortlisted in the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards for best law firm under 250 employees.

2019 A fabulours year, culminating in receiving our 1000th 5 star review, and winning best Conveyancing Solicitors in West Yorkshire at the ESTAs presented by Phil Spencer in London, as well as being shortlited for a number of other awards including best Client Care, Best Managing Partner and Rising star award

2020 Has only just commenced, but with a new firm wide practice managment programme, providing client's portal access, and a new website being prepared for Spring 2020 the foundations are in place for another strong year.

We look forward to the future with confidence, optimism and enthusiasm.  We believe that the key to our success is the people who work here.  We are always seeking new opportunities and are always pleased to receive CVs directly from talented people.

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