Morrish Solicitors LLP

Morrish Solicitors LLP
Morrish Solicitors LLP
Morrish Solicitors
Headquarters Leeds
No. of offices 4
No. of attorneys 40
No. of employees approximately 100
Major practice areas Trade Union, Personal Injury, Employment Rights and Industrial Relations, Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence, Private Client, Business Services
Key people Martin Bare, Paul Scholey, Jamie Hanley
Date founded 1882
Founder Harold James, David Morrish
Company type Limited liability partnership

Morrish Solicitors LLP is a law firm in the United Kingdom. It is the only Leeds-based firm to act nationally as Trade union specialists. First established in Leeds in 1882 by sole practitioner Harold James, the firm became HB James and Morrish circa 1915. The firm was appointed by its first trade union in 1906, acting for the Farriers and Blacksmiths in Bradford County Court.

The firm has a total of 4 offices in Leeds, Yeadon, Pudsey and Bradford. There are around 85 staff and 16 Partners including Martin Bare, Paul Scholey and Jamie Hanley.

The firm recently won damages of £3.2m for a 15-year-old client injured in a road accident'.



The firm specialises in Trade union law, acting nation-wide from West Yorkshire for major trade unions and supporting the international trade union movement[1]. Major clients include the largest national union, Unite The Union (for both the Amicus and T&G sections), Equity (trade union), Transport Salaried Staffs Association, Association of Teachers and Lecturers and also smaller specialist unions such as NASS and the Musicians Union. The firm holds the only national Legal Aid franchise for clinical negligence in Bradford.

From 1946 firm was Morrish & Co, until 2009 when the partners formed a Limited Liability Partnership to become Morrish Solicitors LLP. It is one of four original Leeds law firms still operating today to remain intact for over a century. The Farriers (as the National Association of Farriers,Blacksmiths and Agricultural Engineers) continue to retain the firm to the present day.

The firm ranked 81st in the government's controversial list of 100 law firms handling Coalclaims for the [2] Coal Health Compensation Scheme.

Main practice areas

The firm offers services to Trade unions in the United Kingdom and private clients in personal injury, employment rights and industrial relations[3], catastrophic injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, property, wills, probate, elderly client, family law system in England and Wales, civil litigation and some areas of commercial law.

Major cases reported in the media

Mohamed Khan v NIC Hygiene 2005 [4]
Pawel Szczotka v Gargreen Ltd 2009 [5]
Marshalls v Samuel Smiths 2009 [6]


External links

Morrish Solicitors LLP official Website
My First Step for injury claims Website
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Resolution Website
The Law Society
Community Legal Service

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