Our Journey

It takes time to ripen into a classic vintage. So at 174 Law we have always insisted on quality from the ground up. We insist on the finest in everything we do – from the expertise of our employees to the exemplary standard of our service.

Since our green shoots emerged on 01/07/04 we have created a centre of excellence with a dynamic team to respond to our clients’ needs. Cheers!

June 2017

Award Winning Family Mediator Tracy Winstanley joins 174 Law to strengthen the expanding Dispute Resolution Team helping to make Family separation a better experience.

March 2016

174 Law are proud to announce Helen Pittard has been awarded Women in Law 2016 Award in recognition of her outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Family Law adding to the growing number of awards bestowed upon the Company in recognition of its commitment to the provision of quality legal services

February 2016

We are very proud and pleased to announce our very own Leanne Bolton who started with us as a junior has now been promoted to Conveyancing Legal Executive having worked her way through the ranks and qualified as a Legal Executive. Leanne will continue to support us through our growth Strategy. Well Done Leanne!

October 2015

Louise Tolman an experienced highly resourced Conveyancing Executive joins the team with a view to expansion of the 174Law+ project enhancing our dominant market position in the provision of conveyancing and private client legal services.

September 2015

174 Law are again nominated for AI 2015 - legal Awards. We are very proud of our insistence and persistence of a quality legal Service always going the extra mile now being recognised Nationally

August 2015

174 Law are proud to have been awarded Best for Business Services 2015 at this years Business awards. Our aim is to grow but not to compromise on quality. The awards and nominations show we are getting it right.

July 2015

174 Law are very proud to announce our Property Team have been awarded Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2015 recognising achievement and success in the legal industry. The Family Team were also nominated and shortlisted. The growing awards and nominations reflecting the National Growing reputation of the practice

May 2015

174 Law are very proud winners of the Liverpool Law Society Family Law Awards recognising their substantive contribution to the world of family law with their holistic approach, going the extra mile and proud partners of Kids in the Middle.

July 2014

Happy Birthday 174 Law. It's our tenth Anniversary. We have a catalogue of celebratory events planned and invest in a new Client Relationship Management software to enhance and improve upon our service and communications with our clients.

22nd January 2014

174 Law successfully tender and go live as the preferred suppliers of Legal Services to NHS northwest

October 2013

174 law become the first founding member partner of charity Kids in the Middle established to support and assist children experiencing the impact of their parents separation.

July 2013

John Loney former partner of Wilson Cowie and Dillon appointed as first consultant of our planned growth of 174 Law +. John undertakes all areas of non contentious work such as Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax planning together with Residential Conveyancing.

January 2013

174 Law awarded The Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (‘CQS’) recognising the quality assured service offered to all clients.

June 2012

Delivery of art (“Wave”) commissioned from Angie McCormick a local artist/sculptress to commemorate first anniversary of the successful merger with Cheryl Lewis & Co and incorporation of the business.

2 May 2012

Heads of Terms signed with Graham Roberts proprietor of Wirral Family Law and Mediation Service for merger of WFLMS into 174 Law effective as at 1st July 2012 and creation of the marketing brand Family Mediation Solutions.

April 2012

Shortlisted for Wirral Business Awards 2012 in respect of awards to be announced in July 2012.

1 July 2011

Successful implementation of the merger and incorporation process with the merged concern fully resourced and based at the established office premises 68 Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead.

May 2011

In house preparation and formation of a new company titled 174 Law Solicitors Limited registered at Companies House on 26th May 2011 in anticipation of Heads of Terms agreed with Cheryl Lewis & Co for merger with 174 Law and simultaneous incorporation of the business as at the 1st July 2011.

March 2011

Appointed legal advisors to the national organisation British Sub Aqua Club and offered exclusivity for the provision of legal services to members under an affinity scheme promoted by BSAC.

February 2011

Award of family law contract by the Legal Services Commission again recognising the excellence of publicly funded matrimonial work undertaken by 174 Law.

January 2010

Legal Services Commission award 174 Law a mediation contract recognising the exceptional skills of 174 Law in family mediation facilitating of publicly funded mediation services.

June 2008

Commissioned a bespoke photographic image from a award winning nationally recognised commercial photographer Mark Polyblank (previously commissioned by Swatch, British Airways, National Health Service and others) to create the photographic image “Rings” to promote the acclaimed Family Mediation and Collaborative Law Department of 174 Law.

June 2007

Commission artwork/envolee – from internationally acclaimed sculptrice of the Mougins Art Studio, Cannes, France commissioned to recognise the third anniversary of the firm and the fact of it’s exceptional professional and commercial performance from the date of commencement.

March 2007

Following Independent assessment on behalf of the Law Society awarded Lexcel practice management standard accreditation being the Law Society’s highest award acknowledging the excellence of practice management standards.

November 2006

Awarded IIP (Investors In People) (an award maintained subsequently throughout the existence of 174 Law).

July 2005

Sculpture (“Evolutionary Triptych”) commissioned from Birkenhead based artist Gianfranco Unali the commission brief being to design a concept inspired by the firms logo of “segments forming a greater picture”.

January 2005

Membership of the nationally acclaimed Connect2law legal network service operated by Pannone Solicitors of Manchester.

December 2004

Award presented to 174 Law by Birkenhead YMCA recognising the most dynamic contribution to the local community (consequent to successful delivery of the refurbished property project).

1 July 2004

On the 1st July 2004 commencement of the law firm 174 Law Solicitors firm resourced to the highest standards in I.T. and vision as to its relevance in the market place, fully branded and with a clear vision regarding it’s business plan objectives.

January 2004

Acquisition of derelict property in Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead suitable for conversion to be the host of the new legal enterprise. Between January and June 2004 delivery of a dynamic development project requiring a team effort to cover architectural design, building contract negotiations, procurement of contracting specialists it infrastructure and delivery of the completed property project on time before commencement of the new firm on 1st July 2004.

October 2003

Working group (comprising several experienced equity partners in a long established Liverpool law firm) established to explore feasibility of creating a new law firm constructed from a “clean slate” resourced at the outset to highest I.T. and staffing levels based in one office and representing a centre of excellence responsive to the demands of the modern world.