2018 marks the 125th anniversary of our Leicestershire based law firm! Over the years, our team has supported thousands of clients and has remained one of the first choices for law services in Leicestershire, whether it be corporate, family or personal law.
We are proud to not only attract new clients but have many families who have used our services from generation to generation.
Where it all began
Bray & Bray was established in 1893 by Harry Bray on Granby Street in Leicester. It was only four years later that substantial demand forced Harry to move the business to larger premises on Welford Road.
The law firm’s successful opening years were a sign of things to come. Since the initial growth, progress has been continuous but we’ve never strayed far from our original roots.
Fast forward to 2018 and we’ve got a total of four offices across Leicestershire, including the Welford Road premises that were first occupied by us in 1897. Within our offices, we have over 100 team members including 10 partners.
Senior Partner, Tim Gladdle, has been with Bray & Bray for 37 years, over a quarter of the law firm’s existence and became its Senior Partner in 2000. Tim comments: “We have a long and acknowledged history of providing legal services to businesses and individuals across Leicestershire, the East Midlands and beyond. We are delighted to continue the growth and development of our teams to offer ever greater service to our clients.”
Law services across Leicestershire
Bray & Bray moved to the current head office at Spa Place on Humberstone Road in 2005, whilst still retaining our Welford Road site in Leicester. The decision to acquire a new Leicestershire head office was made following an expansion of our corporate and private client operations.
Away from central Leicester, Bray & Bray acquired the practice of Douglas Trasler and Lowe in Market Harborough and has since opened an office in Hinckley, too. Having four offices throughout Leicestershire means we are able to provide a high-quality legal service to residents in Leicestershire and the East Midlands.
Supporting local initiatives
Throughout the 125 years of delivering legal expertise, we have always remained keen to support community initiatives and local charities. As a regional law firm, we believe it’s important to join in with our community and give something back. It’s an ethos that we have always held and which we will continue to honour in the future.
Our 2018 charity of choice is Hope Against Cancer and we have also supported Warning Zone in their initiatives this year and the valuable work they do in risk awareness for young people.
The next 125 years
Who knows where we’ll be in another 125 years, but we’re certainly excited to find out. One thing we’re sure won’t be changing is our commitment to providing a high-quality legal service across a wide range of practice areas.
Our commercial team handles a range of work for local, national and international organisations and our family law team offers a comprehensive range of legal services for personal and family issues.
To speak to a specialist, call us or pop into your local Leicestershire branch:
Leicester – call us on 0116 254 8871.
Hinckley – call us on 01455 639 900.
Market Harborough – call us on 01858 467 181.