About

Established in 1898, Jefferies Solicitors offers a full range of expert legal services to both business and individual clients. We have a range of lawyers who hold both technical knowledge and impressive expertise in many areas – allowing us to cater to a vast array of client needs to the highest standard in every case.

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Jefferies has a reputation for providing exceptional client service and we remain dedicated to help you or your organisation achieve your goals in the most efficient and seamless way possible. As experienced professionals, we were awarded the Lexcel accreditation in 2012, this is the Law Society’s Practice Management Standard and is a testament to the continued quality of our legal services.

At Jefferies, you will receive a friendly and approachable service. We’ll make sure we communicate with you at each step of the process to keep you consistently updated with the progress we’re making on your case. We don’t use jargon language and will explain technical details in plain English.

We are innovators – and use flexibility and creative thinking to ensure we’re representing you as best we can and are supporting your personal or business aims as best as possible. We’re not afraid to think outside the box or go the extra mile for you. We don’t make things more complicated than they have to be – we recognise your problem, identify the solution & carry out the work to get you to where you need to be.

History

  • 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.