History & Ethos

Our History

The firm is proud of its history, longevity, and stability. We have practised in Olney for over 200 years, since our foundation in 1796 - possibly earlier - by John Garrard.

In an era when so many firms are merging, disappearing, or succumbing to the temptation of impersonal production line work carried out by computer operators rather than solicitors, we value immensely, as do our clients, the personal and individual attention which we strive to offer.

We value also the long and happy relationships which we have established with many local families and institutions. We have acted for at least two landed estates since the early 19th century, for example, and continue to represent the families and the estates to this day. Many of our clients are third or fourth generation and include private individuals from every walk of life, estates and farms, and businesses large and small.


We offer a complete and sympathetic service, whether it be buying and selling land or property, Inheritance Tax and succession planning, wills and trusts, employment law, landlord and tenant, or commercial or private litigation. We have specialists in each area, all of whom are fully qualified solicitors, who will work with and for you to achieve the best possible result.










John Garrard oversees the formation of the local criminal
prosecution board, December 1796.