1889
G F Lees starts his solicitors practice at Hamilton Square, Birkenhead
1920
G F Lees is joined in partnership by his son Freddie (F J Lees) forming G F Lees & Son
1925
GF Lees dies (of a heart attack in his 50s)

F J Lees brings his brother Dubby (GC Lees) into the firm.  Dubby had been working in cotton in Liverpool which was hit by the 1920s recession.  He does 5 years articles and qualifies joining his brother in partnership

1939
War. GC Lees joins the RAF.

FJ Lees being too old to serve in the Armed Forces becomes a fire watchman.

1963
Peter Lees (GC Lees' son) joins the firm as an articled clerk.
1964
Norman Richardson joins the firm as a solicitor and becomes a principal shortly thereafter.
1970
Peter Lees becomes a Principal
1974
Clive Northeast becomes a Principal
1979
Tom Fisher becomes a Principal.

Dawson Lees incorporated into G F Lees & Son. G C Lees retired.

1981
David Tweedie becomes a Principal
1984
Lees Solicitors History
Merger with F S Moore & Price forming Lees Moore & Price.
1987
Ian MacGregor and Mark Duckworth become Principals
1988
Merger with Edward Lloyd & Company of Liverpool and Chester, Whitley & Company of Liverpool and Lees Moore & Price together with two Partners of Ernest B Kendall & Rigby to form Lees Lloyd Whitley.
1994
Lees & Partners formed from the demerger of Lees Lloyd Whitley, following Partners:

Norman Richardson, Peter Lees, Clive Northeast, Tom Fisher, David Tweedie, Eric Jones, Ian MacGregor, Mark Duckworth, Jane Clark

1998
Jane Clark moves to USA to continue her career
Jane Griffiths becomes a Principal
2000
John Morshead becomes a Principal
2001
Norman Richardson retires, becoming a consultant. 
2003
Peter Lees retires.
Lance Flor becomes a Principal
2004
Berry & Read incorporated into Lees & Partners and Mike Read became a Principal
2005
Fiona Kemp, Veronica Howley, Eleni Kinch and Mark Broughton become Principals
2007
Lees & Partners incorporated into an LLP - Lees Solicitors LLP.
Eric Jones retires
2010
Julia Hurbut and Joanna Kingston Davies become Principals
2011
Jennifer Skillen made a Principal
2012
Lees Solicitors rebrand took place.

Rebrand included new office signage, brochures, website and logo.

Social and charity events group Lees Bees launched, raising £700 for charity. 

2013
Lees Bees have continued their great work for charity.

The Observatory School, Bidston named 'Charity of the year'.

Charity events include food and stationary donations for the Observatory School and a royal baby name sweep.

2014
Lees Solicitors History
Lees Solicitors celebrated their 125th year.

In honour of the occasion, Lees Solicitors held an event in support of the Alzheimer’s Society, our charity of the year for 2014.

The event was held at Four Seven Four Eight in Hamilton Square, and a charity auction raised over £2,700 for a very worthwhile cause.

2015
Ronetta Sait, Martin Hood and Stephen Lewis made partners at Lees Solicitors
Roneeta Sait, Martin Hood and Stephen Lewis become principals.

Lees Solicitors raised over £1350 for charity in 2015 supporting a number of good causes.

2016
Lees Solicitors became part of The Jackson Canter Group.
Lees Solicitors became part of
The Jackson Canter Group.

Lees Solicitors raised over £2100 for Brainwave, our Charity of the Year.

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mission
statement

We are committed to delivering excellent levels of customer service, representing all our clients with expertise, passion and care. We inspire our teams to combine outstanding experience with warmth and understanding and to make it a pleasure to do business with us.

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We strive to create a happy, positive environment which fosters trust and loyalty and reflects the traditions of the business whilst inspiring innovation. In everything we do, we aim to make a positive difference to the lives of our clients, business partners, employees and community.

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values

We are committed to delivering excellent levels of customer service, representing all our clients with expertise, passion and care. We inspire our teams to combine outstanding experience with warmth and understanding and to make it a pleasure to do business with us.

You are never just a case to us. We know that life and circumstances can be complicated and difficult and we are sympathetic, understanding and re-assuring. We pride ourselves on developing close personal relationships with our clients, many of which span years and lifetimes, moving from father to son, mother to grand-daughter.

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All staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help us. We felt relaxed with Sarah and would definitely use Lees again if we needed to.

Anonymous

The staff at Birkenhead have always acted impeccably and I can't thank them all enough, in what has been a very traumatic and stressful time for me and my family - but onwards and upwards.

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  • "Very pleased with Ms Skillens support throughout a very difficult time. Very approachable and I felt I was able to ask questions and get a timely response. Thank you"

    Family Client
  • "At possibly the most distressing time of my life, Jenniffer Skillen and the staff at Lees Solicitors were there to support me through what was a difficult and complicated divorce. The expertise, professionalism and compassion I was awarded I feel would be difficult to equal. I don't feel that there will ever be words to describe the thanks and gratitude I have. Jennifer and Lees have provided me with a bright future, which is financially secure and bright. They have given me back my life. Thank you"

    Family Client
  • "John is a very thorough, prompt and amiable lawyer, who gives a very good value service. Lees is a multi-disciplined Law firm, so I would have no hesitation in using him again for all legal help"

    Commercial Property: David Blyth
  • "“You treat me like a person, and not a thing. I can speak to any of you like a friend and you will be always be there for me, to sit and speak to"

    Family Client
  • "I really do appreciate the attention you gave to all matters and the regular updates. You have been very kind and I am grateful"

    Residential Property Client
  • "Mark was great in explaining details clearly - thank you"

    Residential Property Client
  • "I brought Helen along for her initial introductory appointment, she immediately felt comfortable with you (Sarah Fox). The understanding and empathy displayed by you at her initial meeting suggested to her that you were going to look after her and her eight year old daughters best interests. You gave good and free advice on how to handle all aspects of her case and how to manage any situations that may arise. There was no choice to be made, you were the legal eagle that Helen wanted in her corner. Once Helen had given the go ahead you swept into action, keeping Helen informed of each step of the way"

    Family Client
  • "Many thanks for all of your help and patience in dealing with the sale. I really do appreciate the attention you gave to all matters and the regular updates. You have been very kind and I am grateful"

    Residential Property Client
  • "Thanks again for all your help with getting my daughter back. Thank you for a excellent service. Thanks to Kerry and Sarah."

    Family: Mike Guy
  • "We would like to express our gratitude to Dominic Byrne for such an excellent experience during our recent purchase of the above property. Dominic’s efficiency, enthusiasm and professionalism during the whole process was highly commendable. His communication skills are exceptional, he kept us fully informed at every stage of the process and we felt that his knowledge, coupled with his personable and sensitive handling of the conveyancing process, made the transaction very straightforward. We would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal services in the future.  "

    Conveyancing Client: E. Wild-Jones