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rhw Solicitors LLP - Guildford

With a large Family Law team, a well regarded Corporate Law team, a fast growing Dispute Resolution team, and more - rhw Solicitors can handle anything from divorce and mediation to wills and inheritance tax. They also boast a wealth of experience when it comes to property buying and selling, whether commercial or residential. Their premises are Disabled Accessible but parking is limited so check with staff.

Office Address: Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, England, GU1 4UL
Web Address: http://www.rhw.co.uk
Email Address: guildford@rhw.co.uk
Phone Number: 01483 302000
 

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rhw Solicitors LLP in Guildford, Surrey

If you haven't read any of our other reviews before this one, then the fact I'm relieved to be writing a simple review about a very straightforward firm - may come as a shock. But in reality the number of firms trying to be too trendy or being stuck in the technical dark ages, is more common than you might think.

rhw Solicitors Ltd is based in Guildford, Surrey and if you do a quick search on the name you'll see it was set up back in 2009. This may be confusing with the firm's website stating a 180 year history, but again - this is quite common. Even though they may have only become a limited company within the past decade, many firms can trace roots back much further depending on the original founders or even just a good merger:

"rhw Solicitors were founded back in 1835 when George Crafter established the firm of Burton & Son in Central London. This later became Rodgers Horsley & Burton until the Guildford associates of the practice merged with Whitemans in 1991. The company became Rodgers Horsley Whitemans. The name was abbreviated to rhw Solicitors in December 2002."

rhw Solicitors LLP

Ta-da. The main areas of expertise for the firm are listed as Family Law, Disputes, Wills, Corporate Law, Conveyancing, and Employment Law. There is a wider range available and links to pages about each case type and sub-category are available on the website. Their site is considerably more in-depth than most. They have a blog, but most law firm blogs are of little interest to members of the general public with lives to live. However, there are numerous guides on the site with titles such as "Settlement Agreements - A quick guide", "The Hidden Pitfalls Of Do-It-Yourself Divorce", and "Lawful Monitoring of Employees' Emails".

We always sing the praises of firms that list staff profiles, and rhw go the whole hog with photos, history, hobbies, etc. but most importantly - personal contact details including a direct telephone number and email address for each solicitor. This kind of open-ness goes a long way to encouraging faith that you won't constantly be fobbed off by a secretary and the words "sorry, they're in a meeting ..."

Two of the main profiles available at the time of writing are Nick Richardson and Samantha Jago. There is a wealth of information about Samantha if you search her name on the web, but the site describes her as having been born in Guildford, qualified as a solicitor in 2005, joining rhw in 2008, and currently a member partner working in the firm's Family Law department.

"Until reasonably recently Samantha lectured law to mature students at Guildford College. As well as being a member of Resolution, Samantha has also regularly advised at the Surrey Law Centre at Guildford CAB. She is past Vice President of Surrey Law Society and an advisor for the National Centre for Domestic Violence."


Nick Richardson on the other hand has apparently been in practice since 1984 and currently heads up the firm's commercial services team dealing with joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, commercial agreements and buying/selling businesses.

"Nick believes passionately in a sense of fairness and that the legal process should be kept as simple as possible. He enjoys travel, water sports, photography, DIY, science fiction, motorcycling and looking after an ever-increasing menagerie at home, including cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and chickens."


(I wasn't kidding about the hobbies thing.) Unlike some other sites, you can't search by speciality to read through the profiles of people that might be handling your particular case type. But often the individual's department is at least noted under their name.

rhw Solicitors are clearly charity-minded, with a dedicated page on their website about the main charities they help including Challengers, Oakleaf, Guildford YMCA, and The Royal Surrey County Hospital's Charitable Fund. They do this through various means such as "dress down Fridays" but we also spotted a JustGiving entry from some year's back to raise funds for the Surrey Law Centre. Sadly from our experience Citizen's Advice Bureaus around the UK lack the facilities, funding, or staff to provide any meaningful assistance to people with legal issues. Legal Aid is also cut year on year despite protests from all sides. So absolutely 100% do we agree with their fund-raising statement of:

"We are raising funds for Surrey Law Centre who provide free legal advice to those who can't afford to pay and are unable to obtain legal aid. In particular we are supporting their work in preventing homelessness in Surrey ... So lawyers and law students, led by our local judges are walking to raise some of the funds needed."


Does it sound like we're saying too many positive things about this firm? Well, it's hard not to be taken in by the overall impression they give. Even little things like stating they are an "alternative to some of the impersonal law firms based in London" is tough to argue with having visited London on several occasions. (Just kidding. We love Londoners. Honest!)

We're not the only ones though. A quick search for reviews shows a generally positive attitude. Reviews stretch as far back as 2011, but most sites display several 5 star reviews with only 1 very poor review coming up. Checking the Legal Ombudsman's database, again there is only one complaint registered against rhw and that's back in 2015 resulting in no action being taken against the firm.

Just be careful when it comes to navigating to their website. We link to www.rhw.co.uk above, but the www.rhw.com site is for a completely different company. Also typical variants such as www.rhwsolicitors.co.uk or www.rhwsolicitors.com are currently blank, so it's probably a good idea to bookmark the site once you know you're on it just to be safe. Especially as the firm handles property sales and there has been increasing news coverage of the scam artists pretending to be property solicitors.

General Notes: We haven't looked in depth at their recruitment program so are unaware of any job vacancies available. If you do want to build a career with rhw Solicitors LLP, then it is best to visit their site and try to find the correct phone/email contact details set aside for such if they exist. (Emailing a CV to their reception looks lazy.) Due to the complexities of case funding and the constant government cuts, it is always best to ask about things such as Legal Aid up front. Lastly, each law firm should state a registration number with their respective Law Society and/or their SRA number. It's usually at the bottom of every page. - www.rhw.co.uk

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