We are delighted to yet again be listed in the world’s leading legal directory of law firms and solicitors in the UK as a ‘leading firm’.
Here’s what our clients have to say about us this year (quotes are from the 2023 Legal 500 UK Solicitors rankings)
‘Griffin has always exceeded expectations in their depth of knowledge and experience across the team. I have instructed them on a range of matters. The firm knows exactly what they are doing and does so in a cost-effective way.’
‘Griffin is a superb boutique firm that offers City-standard litigation services at a fraction of the price. It has a highly able team that command top-drawer work, often with an international element. As litigation specialists they are hard to beat.’
‘Neil Kelley is a very experienced lawyer with a profound ability to cut through to the crucial issues in a case.’
‘We have worked with Neil Kelley who offers a very straightforward approach, which is easy to understand and makes complete sense. Neil is very personable, professional and efficient, which makes an unpleasant experience much easier to work and deal with.’
‘Donal Blaney is excellent with clients and identifies and considers very possible angle; it is hard to imagine a lawyer whom one would rather have on one’s side. He is also superbly commercially aware, readily grasping the implications of litigation on his clients’ businesses and personal life. He is certainly one of the stars of his generation.’
‘Mark Edmonds is a hardened litigator with years of experience. Mark knows exactly what he is doing and has a wealth of knowledge to support that.’
FROM Legal 500: Based in Malling, Kent, Griffin Law is a ‘superb boutique firm’ that focuses solely on litigation and dispute resolution. The team acts for high net-worth individuals, owner-managed businesses and other law firms across various areas of law. Team head Neil Kelley has over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation. The Griffin Law Charitable Foundation has supported local and global charities since its creation in 2017.
GRIFFIN LAW – FIRM PROFILE
Griffin Law is an award-winning, niche dispute resolution practice of innovative, proactive, tenacious and commercially-minded individuals that give expert cost-effective legal advice to individuals and businesses globally who are involved in disputes of all kinds. The firm was founded in January 2008.
The firm is unique in guaranteeing to share the risks of litigation and dispute resolution with every client through the use of discounted hourly rate conditional fee agreements.
When you commit to us, we commit to you.
Clients of the firm whose claims range from the low thousands to in excess of £200m include international businesses, PR agencies and professional services firms, small business owners, company HR and finance departments, families, politicians and high-net-worth individuals.
DIVERSITY AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Griffin Law Charitable Foundation
In 2017, Donal Blaney, Director and Principal of Griffin Law, set up The Griffin Law Charitable Foundation to support local charities and other deserving causes.
Each month, the trustees of the Foundation meet to discuss nominated charities and causes that may benefit from their funding; charities and causes that are local to the firm and/or close to the firm’s employees’ hearts. To date, the Foundation has supported over 40 deserving charities and causes.
In 2019 the trustees decided that it was the right time to extend the scope of its donations. To this end, the Foundation has opened up the opportunity to nominate charities to its clients and to the general public.
The due diligence form and nomination process can be accessed on the Griffin Law website, https:/www.griffin.law/griffin-law-foundation/
Ethical Litigation Practice
In 2017 Griffin Law set up an “Ethical Litigation Practice” to encourage positive change for vulnerable people both nationally and internationally via various initiatives.
The initiatives are aimed at protecting victims of child abuse & sexual exploitation committed by volunteers & employees of charities and the UN. Griffin Law are currently working pro bono with Hear Their Cries (https:/www.heartheircries.org), a Swiss-based, not-for-profit association aimed at preventing future abuse; prosecuting perpetrators on behalf of past victims; and raising global awareness.
Griffin Law offer charities a “Child Protection Audit” to help prevent future child abuse. This involves reviewing internal processes of charities; strengthening internal procedures; and advising on how to make preventative measures more robust.
Griffin Law’s Chairman has been fighting for this cause for over nine years and has been called upon as an expert by the worlds media to raise awareness, educate and address the problem.
As a result of Griffin Law advising Hear their Cries on the aspects of British extraterritorial law on child sex offences, Hear Their Cries was the first organisation to publicly advocate for the application of s71-72 of the Sexual Offences Act to the Aid Industry.
Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
At Griffin Law we recognise that our differences in talents, backgrounds, experiences, and cultures puts us in a strong position to serve our equally diverse range of clients by providing them with innovative and creative solutions.
We are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination (direct or indirect), victimisation and/or harassment.
We do not discriminate against employees on the basis of any protected characteristic. We appoint, train, develop, reward and promote on the basis of merit and ability.
The principles of diversity, non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which our employees treat visitors, clients, opponents (and/or their representatives), suppliers/business partners and former staff members.