A reputation to be proud of: Bromley solicitors Judge and Priestley celebrate 125 years

Bromley law firm Judge & Priestley celebrated 125 years at the Law Society in London on Thursday 15 May, with over 100 clients from local banks, property developers, accountants, estate agents, the legal profession and other organisations.

Mr Steven Taylor, Managing Partner, welcomed guests to the dinner, commenting “We are proud to be celebrating our 125 years and of our heritage.  Today the firm has continued to expand and thrive with 130 employees and 10 Partners.  We look forward to the future and we will continue to offer our clients a professional and expert service.”  There still remains a strong historical link, as Steven Taylor the Managing Partner, is the son of Peter Taylor, who was a former Partner and who was with the firm from 1951 until his retirement in 1991.

In 1889 Eugene Judge and Frederick Priestley, the founders of Judge & Priestley, commenced partnership together.  Eugene Judge showed a strong interest in litigation and in particular was an expert in debt collection and this clearly influenced the future of the firm.

There have been four generations of the Judge family, with Michael Judge, the last to retire in 2001 after 41 years.  The first office opened in London in 1889 and during the Second World War, the office moved to the Bromley area.  Later the firm had several offices in and around Bromley and South East London.  These were consolidated when the firm moved to its current office in West Street which was built to specification in 1981.

The firm has continued to grow, and this has been particularly the case for debt recovery work.  The firm’s private and commercial client departments also continue to thrive and Judge & Priestley advises and supports clients across a wide variety of services.

For further information please contact Nita Newsome on 0208 290 7425 or email nnewsome@judge-priestley.co.uk

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