Firm Profile > Talbots Law > Stourbridge, England

Talbots Law
25-27 Hagley Road

Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands Tier 4

Talbots Law impresses clients with its 'knowledge and second-to-none can-do attitude', which it leverages on commercial real estate transactions and the related areas of work. Team head Nicola Reeve has developed a specialisation in advising franchisees in the food and drink sector, while Paul Reed is lauded for his 'work ethic and exceptional knowledge'; he is regularly instructed by residential developers on acquisitions, plot sales and refinancing issues.

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‘The team are excellent. They are very helpful and approachable. The wide span of knowledge available from the practice means that we can go to Talbots for any legal matter and know that they will be able to accommodate our needs. Their knowledge and can do attitudes are second to none.’

‘Paul Reed’s work ethic and knowledge is exceptional. He is always willing to help and will do his upmost to deliver for you as his client.’

Established in 1991 as a traditional family law firm, Talbots is now one of the largest independent law firms in the region, with a strong private client, and business and corporate services proposition.

The firm: With six offices located across the Black Country, Staffordshire and North Worcestershire, Talbots Law Limited has enjoyed a sustained high level of growth, achieved both organically and by acquisition. This growth has provided the opportunity to actively recruit new specialist lawyers, including the appointment of new directors and support staff, enabling it to provide a comprehensive range of legal services to private individuals, and business and corporate clients. The firm now employs in excess of 200 people.

The past year alone has seen the appointment of several new directors, including a new head of trusts and estates, and a new role in the appointment of a client relationship and business development director, to help drive the growth of the business. This growth has required the expansion and relocation of the Stourbridge office to larger and newly refurbished premises.

Talbots’ client base is a mix of private and business and corporate clients, both in the Black Country and nationally, and clients remark on the capability and dynamism of the firm. Professional, experienced and progressive, Talbots Law inspires its lawyers to be passionate about their work. In line with the firm’s ambition to be the region’s leading provider of choice, the team is given the freedom to innovate and be different, as long as they provide clients with clear, timely advice. It is also active in charity work, with Alzheimer’s Society, the firm’s charity of choice for 2017.

In January 2017 Talbots celebrated its 25-year anniversary with a spectacular evening of awards and memories – and looks forward to continued significant growth to £15m in the next three years, with particular focus on growing the business and corporate department.

Types of work undertaken: Among the wide range of services offered, Talbots is known for its work in commercial property, particularly in the franchise sector where, among other clients, the firm acts nationally for franchisees of a global fast food chain; residential property, for which the firm is ranked in the top ten UK firms for conveyancing volumes, and number one in the UK for new build transactions; family work – Talbots has Family Mediation Council accredited lawyers and Specialist Children Panel Member lawyers; and trusts and estates, with a team including members of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

More generally, the firm’s business and corporate work includes: company commercial; corporate finance; commercial property; commercial dispute and employment.

Private client work includes: residential property; employment settlements; estate planning; wills, trusts and estates; disputes and disputed wills/probate; divorce; arrangements for children; domestic violence; personal injury and medical negligence and criminal.

Other offices: Kidderminster, Halesowen, Codsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Mary Morgan
Business and corporate Muneeb Dean
Residential property Keith Yates
Family Louise Jones
Criminal Andrew Wakeman
Dispute resolution Jagdip Bains
Commercial property Nicola Reeve
Personal injury and medical negligence Bryan Colley
Trusts & Estates Jodi Flint
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Jagdip Bains  photo Ms Jagdip Bains Director & Head
Mr Bryan Colley  photo Mr Bryan Colley Director
Ms Mary Mocklow  photo Ms Mary Mocklow Chief Executive Officer
Ms Janet Moreton  photo Ms Janet Moreton Director
Mr Paul Reed  photo Mr Paul Reed Director & Head of Specialist Conveyancing Services
Ms Nicola Reeve  photo Ms Nicola Reeve Director & Head
Ms Anna Tomlinson  photo Ms Anna Tomlinson Associate
Mr Andrew Wakeman photo Mr Andrew Wakeman Director & Head of Criminal Services
Mr Matt Wistow  photo Mr Matt Wistow Client Relationship & Business Development Director
Mr Keith Yates  photo Mr Keith Yates Director & Head
Number of UK partners : 8
Number of other UK fee-earners : 53