Who we are
For over 100 years we have been providing expert legal advice to local businesses and individuals. Our team of over 75 legal specialists is based in eleven offices across the Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset region. What that means is that wherever you are based and wherever you want to see your solicitor, you can rest assured that you will get the best person or team for the job right on your doorstep.
3 things you might not know about Wards Solicitors LLP:
- We don’t pay referral fees to estate agents, insurance companies or funeral directors.
- We are 100% independent and locally owned.
- Even if you’re using one of our online services, one of our legal specialists is responsible for your needs and is available, local to you.
Why are we successful
We don’t think you should just take our word that our teams of dedicated, specialist lawyers are some of the leading experts in the region. The reassurances given by our membership of several specialist law panels and our being one of the few firms to hold the Law Society’s Legal Practice Quality Mark, Lexcel, for excellence in legal practice management and client care, should help. But it’s not just about awards and standards. We are dedicated to making sure we’ve thought of the practical things that are important to you. Our local office network ensures we can keep our overheads down so we can pass that saving on to you. We use a range of technologies to ensure you always get the most up to date service and you can even start the ball rolling online for some of our services. Finally, although free parking is available at nearly all of our offices, if you can’t get in we’ll always try to arrange a home visit.
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2020 – Listed for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Contentious Trusts and Probate.
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2019 – Listed for Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Contentious Trusts and Probate and Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
Ranked as leading firm in Chambers UK 2018 for Personal Injury.
Recommended in the Chambers UK guide 2017 for Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant — Bristol and surrounds.
Shortlisted for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Firm of the Year – Bristol Law Society Awards 2016
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016 – Listed for Clinical Negligence, Contentious Trusts & Probate and Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate
Shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year (over 15 partners) and for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Firm of the Year – Bristol Law Society Awards 2015
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2015 – Listed for Contentious Trusts and Probate and for Clinical Negligence (Claimant)
How do we work
Your satisfaction depends on our not only doing an excellent legal job but also providing an excellent service. We constantly assess and review this and rely on your feedback to suggest areas for improvement. Our client charter sets out the standards we think you can expect to receive. We send out a client satisfaction questionnaire at the end of every case and all replies go directly to David Sheridan, our Managing Partner. We also welcome external feedback and our case files and procedures are regularly audited by the various legal services panels that we are on and the Law Society’s Lexcel mark.
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