About Us

WHY CHOOSE THP SOLICITORS?

THP Solicitors is an established yet dynamic law firm, seeking to re-define the delivery of legal advice by providing an approachable and responsive legal service that adapts to our client’s unique challenges and requirements. We take the time to listen to our clients to really understand their needs so we can deliver tangible value.

OUR AIMS ARE TO

As a client, you will always feel important to us – because you are. Professional in the execution, compassionate in the delivery, champions of the local scene, we care about our clients, our staff and our communities. Our clients come back to us time and time again, staying for the legal expertise, responsive support and the high degree of professionalism we provide.

Everything about how we work is designed to bring clarity to complex issues and help you make informed decisions. We understand that legal services aren’t just about interpreting and applying the law – we provide solutions, protection, facilitate dreams, unlock resources, achieve aims and reach goals.

We endeavour to do all of this in a sensible, pragmatic, empathetic way, helping people look at the bigger picture and get the best legal solution for their particular circumstances.

A quick history of the firm 

The Head Partnership was established in 1991 by Malcolm Head, Jill Dean and David Watson. Originally the firm operated from one office in Lower Earley but as it grew, new offices were opened in Henley to meet demand and provide additional resources for staff and clients.

The Head Partnership was first awarded the Lexcel Practice Management accreditation by The Law Society in 2006 and has passed Lexcel’s rigorous annual assessment ever since. Lexcel is an internationally recognised legal practice quality mark, only given to solicitors who meet the highest management and client care standards. It was created to offer clients of law firms a clear and distinctive assurance of quality.

In 2010, Jill Dean, Malcolm Head and Mo Fox were bought out by the remaining partners and Malcolm Head moved to a consultancy role. In 2020, The Head Partnership rebranded and began using the trading name of THP Solicitors, after the firm undertook a strategic review of the market and the attributes its clients valued. In 2024, like many firms in the legal sector, the firm transitioned from a limited liability partnership to a limited company to give it more flexibility for the growth and stability of the firm.

As THP Solicitors has developed it has been important to all involved that the firm retained its core values, but at the same time, fostered an identity that reflected its current attributes and capabilities. Currently, THP Solicitors Ltd has approximately 50 staff spread across its offices in Reading and Henley, providing a mix of legal services for individuals and businesses including Residential Property Conveyancing, Commercial Property, Divorce & Family, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law.

ACCREDITATIONS

We provide our clients with the highest levels of professional legal service and have been awarded the Lexcel Practice Management accreditation by The Law Society which is only given to solicitors who meet stringent management and client care standards. We have members of staff who have the following accreditations and memberships:

IN THE COMMUNITY

THP Solicitors is passionate about supporting charitable causes, the arts, sports and the local community around Reading and Henley-on-Thames. We provide help in the form of a mixture of volunteering, organising, fund raising and sponsorship.

COMMUNITY DAYS

THP are keen to support local good causes and the firm arranges ‘Community Days’ where members of staff can take the day off work to volunteer. Recently, our staff donned their boots and rolled up their sleeves to help SAFE – Saving Abandoned Fly-Grazing Equines, a small charity near Reading that has provided sanctuary for over 200 rescued horses. SAFE are in desperate need of funds to help abandoned sick/injured horses and feed/pay for veterinary treatment for the horses currently in their care, so please consider giving a donation to help them continue with their amazing work.
https://www.safe-horses.co.uk/

HENLEY LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR

THP Solicitors Partner, Richard Rodway, has run the Henley Living Advent Calendar event for 10 years, helping local charities and spreading cheer throughout the month of December. In 2023, the total raised for good causes was over £10,000. Richard has been nominated at the Henley Herald’s Community Champion Awards as a result. THP Solicitors also sponsors the event, covering the technical costs.

SPARTAN RACE

A team from THP took on the tough Spartan Race through an array of terrains, challenged with multiple obstacles including: climbing walls, wires, monkey bars, spear throwing, water, and mud! All for legal charities and providing access to justice for those who are most in need.

READING LEGAL WALK

THP Solicitors takes part in the Reading Legal Walk each year where teams from local law firms do a sponsored ‘after work’ 10km walk to raise money for local legal advice charities such as Reading Citizens Advice Bureau, Reading Commincare and FLAG DV.

HENLEY FESTIVAL

As part of our mission to support music and the arts, THP have sponsored Henley Festival for 10 consecutive years.

Jo Bausor, CEO of Henley Festival said, “We have a long history with THP Solicitors, both as our own legal advisors as well as an event sponsor. As a registered charity and we rely on the assistance of individuals, businesses and organisations to carry out our artistic mission and thank THP Solicitors for their ongoing support”.

HENLEY RUGBY AND CRICKET CLUBS

We love sport, played at all levels, and the benefits local clubs provide in both in terms of physical exercise and the pride teams and supporters of all ages bring to their communities. We are long-time supporters of both the Henley Rugby Football Club and the Henley Cricket Club.

news & insights

Our insights into the law in plain English, so you know when it happens, what it means, and how it may affect you.

THP Commercial Property team complete a string of transactions for Simon Elvin

The Commercial Property team advised on the sale of a substantial industrial unit, as well as completing 4 leases.

THP supports Henley Festival 9th year in a row

THP Solicitors have assisted Henley Festival with its commercial legal requirements for a number of years

THP Solictors Ltd

We have now transferred the business to a Limited Company and from 1 May 2024 will trade under the name THP Solicitors Ltd.

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