Saunders Law is a central London law firm, practising from offices on the Victoria Embankment.
The practice traces its roots back to 1974 and is the successor practice to Saunders Law Limited. Our partners pride themselves on being accessible to the firm’s clients, and they have a “hands on” approach to legal work and to the supervision of staff working on our client’s cases.
Saunders Law is well known for its high-profile work, particularly in the fields of:
- Commercial litigation
- Media litigation, defamation and privacy
- High-profile criminal defence and notable criminal appeals
- Professional discipline and professional regulation
- Human Rights and actions against the State
- Saunders Law are Privy Council Agents and conduct privy council appeals originating from the Isle of Man to Bermuda and all Commonwealth countries in between.
We give a bespoke service to our clients, and do not undertake commoditised work such as residential conveyancing, or will writing, instead focusing on litigation and services to those in commerce and industry.
We aim to give a personal, face to face, service, and in the event of emergencies we have a 24 hour duty lawyer on call.
Saunders Law is the trading name of Saunders & Partners LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC400001.
We are a firm of solicitors qualified to practise in England and Wales and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) with number 622823.
Saunders & Partners LLP’s registered office is Hamilton House, 1 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0HA. Designated Members of Saunders & Partners LLP are James Saunders, Nia Williams and Matthew Purcell. Subir Karmakar is a Member of Saunders & Partners LLP. These four individuals (and no other member of the firm) are described as partners.
We pride ourselves on providing outstanding client care. If we make a mistake, we want to recognise this and make amends and invite you to review our complaints procedure for further information. If after following our procedure you remain unsatisfied you may refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman.
Our Accreditations and Professional Memberships
Matthew Purcell and Nia Williams both hold Higher Rights of Audience for civil proceedings through the SRA, giving them the right to represent clients in the higher courts of England and Wales for civil matters.
To secure this accreditation, both Matthew and Nia have complied with additional assessment requirements to meet the standards set by the SRA.
The Legal 500 is an independent and impartial guide to the legal profession. It ranks legal firms based on factors such as firms’ technical skills, clients, market share, track record of success and capacity to handle large and/or complex work.
We are highly ranked by the Legal 500 in a number of areas, recognising our market leading expertise.
Chambers & Partners is one of the leading client guides to the legal profession, providing rankings for law firms based on feedback from clients and others within the profession.
Members of our team have achieved high ranking within Chambers & Partners, with specific praise including Civil Liberties & Human Rights Partner Nia Williams being described as having “impressively broad police law practice that covers inquests, as well as claims of assault, false imprisonment and misfeasance in a public office.”
Various people within the firm hold individual memberships of specialist professional organisations, reflecting their skills and expertise in specific legal areas.
Cyrilia Davies Knight is a member of the Police Actions Lawyers Group.
The Police Actions Lawyers Group is a national organisation comprised of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who represent complainants against the police in England and Wales.
Inquest Lawyers Group
Cyrilia Davies Knight is a member of the Inquest Lawyers Group.
The Inquest Lawyers Group is a national pool of lawyers who work to provide legal representation for bereaved families.
Matthew Purcell and James Saunders are both ARDL members, giving them access to highly valuable connections through the field of regulatory and disciplinary law.
Matthew Purcell and James Saunders are both members of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, which exists to provide “solicitors and their staff with initial independent and confidential advice and assistance in respect of professional, business or personal problems.”
As SAS members, Matthew and James are trusted by others within the legal profession for their professional skills and expertise.