Managing Partner: David Thompson
Agriculture: Francoise Vandale
Children Law: John Conlon
Clinical Negligence: Andrew Cragg
Commercial Property: Tim Cross
Corporate: Christian Hunt
Dispute Resolution: James Henson
Employment: Kate Hindmarch
Family/Matrimonial: Mark Day
Finance Law: David Tonge
Insurance Law: David Thompson
Property Litigation: James Henson
Wills & Probate: David Wood
THE FIRM Langleys is a major UK law firm offering a full range of legal services with offices in Lincoln and York. As well as being a leading name in these two key regional cities, Langleys has extended its reach and has a growing national influence and client base.
Langleys has shown the foresight to build on trusted traditions while embracing innovative approaches to technology and adopting a strategic approach to social media. It prides itself on delivering a quality service to meet the most exacting requirements of its clients, providing knowledge and a wealth of legal experience to clients large and small; business owners and individuals who are seeking the right outcomes from its legal team.
Langleys values approachability and a commitment to building lasting relationships with clients. It has ambitious plans to increase revenue and to achieve sustainable and profitable growth. The firm embraces change and is investing in commoditised areas of the business whilst placing quality and clients at the heart of everything it does.
Langleys has a robust management structure that enables the firm to use its business acumen to identify opportunities for growth and navigate the challenges of a competitive market and economy.
The firm’s commitment to a constant cycle of review and improvement is key to ensuring it continues to provide clients with the highest quality service.
Langleys has achieved the information security certification ISO 27001:2013, as well as reaccreditation by Lexcel and Investors in People.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm has divided its business into three key divisions: commercial, private and insurance. Each division focuses on its individual strategy as well as the operational development of its services. This structure ensures that the services the firm provides are responsive to client needs and market developments.
Commercial: The commercial team provides a comprehensive service to business, including commercial property, corporate, employment, dispute resolution, finance and property litigation. Exceptionally well connected in its market, the division aims to identify the best solutions for its clients’ commercial objectives delivered in the right timescale and at the agreed cost. The division has gained a reputation for first-class service at competitive prices. Its market share increases year on year, helped by the wide ranging experience of the team attracting significant new client gains. An example of this includes its success in advising schools on conversion to academy status.
Insurance: Enjoying a national reputation, the division has an impressive client list and acts on a nationwide basis for a growing client base which includes loss adjusters and local authorities. The division is based in York and comprises specialist units for key insurance sectors such as casualty, catastrophic and large-loss claims, disease, motor and public sector.
Private: The division has an enviable reputation in private client and agriculture with a following established over many years. This continues to develop alongside its growing expertise in specialist areas such as rural affairs, landed estates and trust and inheritance issues.
The division has a respected family team with expertise not only in divorce and separation, but also in child law, adoption and mediation. The claimant clinical negligence and personal injury team continues to expand, boasting a service that has a reputation for its high quality advice and attention to detail.