Sunday 19th May 2013
For clients instructing us in relation to relationship breakdown or issues concerning children, we offer a first fixed fee appointment up to one hour for £100.00 inclusive of VAT. If you then go on to instruct us to deal with your case, we will credit this payment back to you on your next bill.
A history of practising law
The history of Grant Saw goes back to 1851, when a young man called Samuel Saw qualified as an Attorney of the Courts of Queens Bench. Deciding to set up and practice law, Greenwich was his first choice. From his home at 2 Bexley Place, now part of Greenwich High Road, he created the foundation of what was to become Grant Saw.
For the next 60 years, Samuel Saw headed the firm that carried his name, changing it to Saw & Sons when two of his sons, Samuel and Henry, joined him. In 1900, the practice moved to the upper floors of a building on the corner of Trafalgar Road and Whitworth Street, Greenwich. Downstairs was The London & County Bank, a client of the firm. Upstairs was the thriving law practice with the same mix of commercial and private clients that Grant Saw retains today.
When Samuel Saw Senior retired in 1912, Samuel Saw Junior continued to run the firm until his own retirement. A short time later, in 1956, a young solicitor called Geoffrey Grant joined the practice. In the 1960s, his name was added to that of the firm and Grant Saw was born. Although now retired, Geoffrey Grant remains on the firm’s notepaper as a Consultant, having been a solicitor for over 50 years.
In 2005, Grant Saw expanded when it merged with Hudgell Yeates, a long-established practice in Blackheath. Founded by Maurice Hudgell in the late 1930s and having previously been called Hudgell Solicitors, the merger resulted in Grant Saw having 25 lawyers practising under its roof, with a similar number of support staff.
Grants Saw now has five partners and in 2007 achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality Standard accreditation.
As a step in the investment in the future and growth of the firm, Grant Saw converted to a limited liability partnership on 1st April 2009. This step will enable Grant Saw to adopt best practice from the corporate world and retain the best elements of a partnership culture.