Corfield Solicitors, located a short stroll from the Bristol Downs in the leafy suburb of Sneyd Park, integrates all the elements of contemporary business with traditional values. The practice offers a local home visiting service and consultations out of normal working hours at no additional cost and uses the same legal software as many 150+ fee earner firms. A family business, Jonathan and his sons Charles and Stuart, all fully qualified solicitors, work closely together, ensuring clients have an actual solicitor dealing with their matter at all stages. "We're a busy practice and are proud that many of our instructions are from long standing clients with repeat business and new clients who have been recommended to us by existing clients" says Charles, "For that reason we undertake only a very small amount of advertising - word of mouth speaks volumes!" As with every other legal practice, Corfield Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
"I've always been of the firm belief that law shouldn't be distant and impersonal; our clients expect a service tailored to them as individuals and that is exactly what our practice gives them", says Jonathan Corfield, who after working in central Bristol for many years is now able to provide the same alternative to city centre based practices that he enjoys; no queues, car parks or diesel fumes, no rigid office hours and seeing clients in their own home or at his relaxed practice rooms with a cup of tea and a biscuit! Many younger working professionals and small commercial business owners working to tight time frames would rather speak to their solicitor in the evening and the flexible practice ethos meets that need at no additional cost.
Corfield Solicitors offers more for the elderly client. “In a rush towards profit making and ‘efficiency’, time spent explaining things in the client’s own home has become a thing of the past” says Jonathan, “This is why Charles , Stuart and I offer a local home visiting service. There is no additional call out fee or motoring costs, whether ‘home’ is a private dwelling, residential / nursing home or temporary residence in a local hospital.
In our practising as solicitors, Charles, Stuart and I strive to make clients feel at ease and unhurried; we tend to be dealing with apects that are very important to them and no matter how much pressure we're under, that should never be passed on to the client, whatever their age".