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Providing outstanding legal services for over 100 years

Jefferies Solicitors is a local firm with the expertise to ensure you get the results you’re looking for. We’re well-established and offer the entire range of legal services, including family law, conveyancing and property law, medical negligence and personal injury, wills, probate and LPAs, plus advice for businesses on all employment matters and disputes.

We take a personal approach to legal representation and think the best way to work is by building a relationship with all our clients to ensure we can always serve your best interests. That’s why you will always have one point of contact, backed by an experienced and dedicated team. We know excellent communication when you need it is essential.

We are innovators – we use flexibility and creative thinking to ensure we achieve results. We are not afraid to think outside of the box and will always go that extra mile for our clients. We don’t make things more complicated than they need to be – we identify the problem and arrive at cost effective and workable solutions.

We believe in making the legal system accessible to all and always use plain speaking, making legal processes and procedures easy to understand. This is overseen by our industry body Lexcel and it’s also one of the reasons we’ve been named as one of the top law firms in the UK’s Legal 500.

1898
The firm was originally established by HG Jefferies. The office was based in Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea.

1953
David Elman set up practice in London Road, Southend-on-Sea as Elman Arnold & Co.

1965
The two firms were practising separately. Elman Arnold merged with Lee Flint & Co was known as Elman Flint & Co.

1967
Elman Flint & Co moved from former premises to Metropolitan House, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.

1969
Elman Flint & Co and H J Jefferies merge and the firm practices from Metropolitan House as Elman Flint Jefferies & Co.

1975
Elman Flint Jefferies & Co chose to streamline the firm’s name to Jefferies as it was well-known amongst the Southend community.

1988
The firm moved to Courtway House offices, Hamlet Court Road.

2006
The firm became a Limited Liability Partnership under the Jefferies Essex LLP, albeit still trading as Jefferies.

2011
On 8th May the offices were totally destroyed by a fire which started in the supermarket below the firm’s offices. With a clear contingency plan in place the firm quickly relocated to its new premises at Dencora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. Although the fire was devastating at the time – the firm remains incredibly grateful to its employees and the local community who worked together to defy the odds and re-build.

2015
The firm has grown from strength to strength and is continuing to expand in terms of legal services offerings and number of staff to support our increasing client base.

2015
The firm open their London office in 9 Devonshire Square.