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Thomson Snell & Passmore

Tunbridge Wells

Thomson Snell & Passmore - Tunbridge Wells
  • 3 Lonsdale Gardens
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Kent
  • UK
  • TN1 1NX
  • Senior Partner James Partridge
  • Number of partners 32
  • Assistant solicitors 38
  • Other fee-earners  30

THE FIRM Thomson Snell & Passmore is a leading South East law firm with 190 people, based in Tunbridge Wells and Thames Gateway, just 15 minutes from St Pancras. They pride themselves on giving uncomplicated insightful advice conveyed in a straightforward way. The firm provides practical solutions that are clear and cost-effective for both individuals and businesses. Though modern in their approach, they are proud to also be credited as the oldest law firm in the country, with a history of giving good quality legal advice that protects their clients’ interests and safeguards their rights. The firm provides a comprehensive legal service and build long-term relationships by encouraging a culture of respect, understanding and excellence.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Thomson Snell & Passmore offers a wide range of legal services, for both businesses and private clients. 27 of their specialist practice areas are ranked by the leading independent guides to UK law firms and they are proud to have in their teams many leaders in their field. The experience of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team includes complex and high value transactions, cross-border and domestic. They help their clients maximise long-term profitability with practical, insightful solutions for trading, commercial and contractual issues. The firm’s Commercial Property and Development team give commercially orientated advice and ensure a speedily concluded transaction whether purchasing, selling or leasing commercial property. The property development team has extensive experience in promoting, acquiring and disposing of land for development.
Their team of specialist employment lawyers help prevent employee claims and protect businesses against penalties. The lawyers have significant experience with employment tribunal claims. The firm’s Dispute Resolution lawyers find the most practical, commercial and cost-effective solution to any dispute, minimising risk and time. They handle a wide variety of UK and international disputes. The firm’s private client group see a significant number of high-quality referrals from both clients and other professionals as a result of the complexity and quality of their work. Services for private clients include tax and estate planning and trust matters. As the second largest Court of Protection practice in the country by number of cases and value, Thomson Snell & Passmore are recognised for the range, depth and clear expertise in property and financial deputyships, welfare and contentious cases and personal injury trusts. The firm’s clinical negligence and personal injury team of specialist lawyers have the expertise to deal with complex and high value cases. Clinical negligence cases include cerebral palsy, other types of brain injury, amputation and delayed diagnosis of cancer. For personal injury they specialise in catastrophic injury and adult and child brain injury.
The firm’s Family team provide the right expertise in even the most unusual and difficult circumstances. Matters include mediation and collaborative law, financial agreements, child welfare, care proceedings, cohabitation disputes and prenuptial agreements.

CLIENTS Building a lasting partnership with all of their clients is key to the firm’s success. For businesses, this gives them an in-depth understanding of an organisation and its strategy so they can find commercially focused solutions. For individuals, it enables them to provide a personal, supportive and friendly service tailored to clients’ needs. Thomson Snell & Passmore advise private individuals, Directors, PLCs, subsidiaries of overseas companies, SMEs, owner managed businesses, housing associations, local authorities and charities.

RECRUITMENT Key recruits have helped to support the firm’s continuing organic growth in line with their business strategy. Everyone at the firm is integral to Thomson Snell & Passmore’s success and the firm is committed to equality and diversity in employment. They work across teams, sharing knowledge and expertise. They communicate clearly and are strongly supportive of one another. The firm has won awards for its training and recruitment and provides opportunities for qualified lawyers, trainee solicitors and business support; plus work placements for undergraduates and work experience at GCSE level.

  • Corporate & Commercial: James Herbert
  • Employment: Nick Hobden
  • Commercial Property & Development: Gilbert Green
  • Dispute Resolution: Nick Horton
  • Private Client: Simon Brown, Eddie Fardell
  • Residential Property: Guy Hollamby
  • Clinical Negligence: Fiona Mills
  • Personal Injury: Jonathan Clement
  • Family: Joanna Pratt


  • 3 Lonsdale Gardens,
  • Tunbridge Wells,
  • Kent
  • UK
  • TN1 1NX
  • Tel (01892) 510000
  • Fax (01892) 549884
  • DX 3914 Tunbridge Wells 1
  • Email : info@ts-p.co.uk
  • Website : www.ts-p.co.uk
  • Corinthian House, Galleon Boulevard, ,
  • Crossways Business Park,
  • Dartford,
  • Kent
  • UK
  • DA2 6QE
  • Tel (01322) 623700
  • Fax (01322) 623701
  • Email : info@ts-p.co.uk