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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, one of London's Leading Full-Service Law Firms

August 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors which was formerly Gulbenkian, Harris, Andonian, is a top tier UK based boutique law firm headquartered in Holborn, London. We are one of the city’s most recognised and respected full-service law firms and we offer our expertise and legal advice on many areas of UK law.

Our firm has its origins in another firm called Isadore Goleman solicitors which is now a pure commercial law practice. Prior to setting up Gulbenkian Andonian in 1985, Dr Bernard Andonian used to be a partner at Isadore Goldman where he specialised in commercial litigation. Dr Andonian is of Armenian heritage and his expertise and interest in the law was set out to help the Armenian community who had migrated to the UK. In 1984 another partner at Isadore Goldman Solicitors, Paul Gulbenkian who specialises in practising immigration and human rights law, asked Dr Andonian if he would consider changing his practice from commercial litigation to immigration and human rights law to better serve the needs of the Armenian community.

Both Dr Andonian and Paul Gulbenkian decided to set up an office as a subsidiary of Isadore Goldman Solicitors to deal purely with US immigration laws. One of their most prominent clients during this time was the actor Michael York who starred as one of the original actors in the film, the Three Musketeers. 

In 1989 Dr Andonian, Paul Gulbenkian (who are both today First-tier Tribunal (IAC) Judges) and another solicitor at Isaodre Goldman, Lionel Harris decided form Gulbenkian Harris Andonian Solicitors with a focus on practising immigration, human rights and conveyancing law. Lionel Harris left the firm in 1995 and the firm became Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors as it is known today.

Over time, Dr Andonian was recognised for his achievements in the field of UK immigration law and was appointed on the executive committee of the immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), a position he had until he was appointed by the Lord Chancellor as an immigration judge. 

As Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors grew and got more popular, the firm manage to obtain a strong portfolio of clients and later expanded its services and expertise to serve in the areas of corporate, employment and intellectual property.

In 2010 Dave Vasoodaven who was formerly a senior Associate at Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors became a partner at the firm and was a key part of the firm’s expansion into corporate, employment and intellectual property law. Currently, Mr Vasoodaven is the Managing partner of the firm and continues to lead it maintaining its reputation as one of the UK's leading immigration and human rights law firms and a firm that today regularly advises businesses on complex, cross-jurisdictional corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters.

In 2018, Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors changed its legal status to an Alternative Business Structure (ABS). This change in legal status allows the firm to expand its business portfolio through the provision of complementary business services in addition to legal services which has been put in place to better servie the interests of its growing corporate clients.

Today Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors provides legal services and expertise across all major UK legal areas including Immigration, Corporate & Commercial,Family Law, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Human Rights Property Law, Wills and Probate and Notary Public Services and we would be more than happy to speak with you if you have any legal queries or questions in these fields or if you are in need of instructing on of our immigration solicitors

For more information about our services and prices you can contact us by calling +44 (0) 202 7269 9590 or emailing info@gulbenkian.co.uk and we will reply to you within 24 hours.