- Managing Partner: David Thompson
THE FIRM Langleys is a major UK law firm offering a full range of legal services with offices in Lincoln and York. As well as being a leading name in these two key regional cities, Langleys has extended its reach far and wide to include the commercial hubs of Leeds, Nottingham and beyond, and has a growing national influence and client-base.
Langleys has shown the foresight to build on trusted traditions while embracing innovative approaches to technology, with a recent re-design of its website and strategic approach to social media. It strives to deliver a first-class service to meet the most exacting requirements of its clients, whether that client is a major conglomerate or local farmer.
Langleys values approachability and a commitment to building lasting relationships with clients.
Langleys has ambitious plans to increase revenue and to achieve sustainable and profitable growth. The firm embraces change and is investing in commoditised areas of the business whilst placing quality and clients at the heart of everything it does.
Langleys has a robust management structure that enables the firm to use its business acumen to identify opportunities for growth and navigate the challenges of a competitive market and economy.
The firm has invested in its IT platform to deliver efficient and cost-effective services. Technological expertise is an essential part of its business strategy to enhance performance and maintain its competitive edge. Langleys has successfully achieved re-accreditation by Lexcel and Investors in People.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm has divided its business into four key divisions:
Commercial, Private, Insurance and Residential Property. Each division focuses on its individual strategy as well as the operational development of its services. This structure ensures that the services the firm provides are responsive to client needs and market developments.
Commercial: The Commercial team provides a comprehensive service to business, including corporate, dispute resolution, regulatory, employment, finance and commercial property. Exceptionally well connected in its market, the division aims to identify the best solutions for its clients’ commercial objectives delivered in the right timescale and at the agreed cost. Described by clients as, “modern, well organised and efficient”, the division has gained a reputation for firstclass service at competitive prices. Its market share increases year on year, helped by the wide ranging experience of the team attracting significant new client gains. Examples of this include its success in advising schools on conversion to academy status and the establishment of a new specialist licensing unit.
Insurance: Enjoying a national reputation, the division acts on a nationwide basis for well-known insurers, loss adjusters and local authorities and has an impressive client list. The division is based in York and comprises specialist units such as casualty, catastrophic and large loss claims, motor and public sector, all of which are expanding as a result of rising instructions. The increasing reputation of this division has resulted in some notable client gains.
Private: The division has an enviable reputation in private client and agriculture with a following established over many years. This continues to develop alongside its growing expertise in specialist areas such as rural affairs, landed estates and trust and inheritance issues. The division has a respected family team with expertise not only in divorce and separation, but also in child care, adoption and mediation. The claimant clinical negligence and personal injury team continues to expand, boasting a top ranking position for its high quality advice and attention to detail. The new Healthcare and Welfare Unit is fast becoming a trailblazer in its field dealing with highly specialised and unique medical treatment and welfare cases in the High Court and Court of Protection.
Residential Property: Through focused management, training and consistent achievement of quality standards, the division is now recognised as a leading national provider of conveyancing services. These include residential sale and purchase, re-mortgaging, new build and repossession work. In spite of uncertainties in the property market the division has continued to increase its UK market share through a variety of national sources.