The firm has existed for over 130 years but the progress and transformation of the last 10 years has been astounding. Through this, though, Blaser Mills Law has retained its core personality and values.
Blaser Mills Law has been in existence for over 130 years but nothing during that time can match the immense strides that the firm has taken over the last 10 years or so.
When I joined the firm in 2001 it was a larger-than-average High Street practice with numerous small branch offices. The work was very much predominantly ‘High Street’ in nature – criminal law, personal injury, wills, trust and probate work and so on.
Today we are a major regional presence, working for household-name businesses, political parties and major sporting institutions.
The last 10 years have been a blur of seeking and taking opportunities, recruiting boldly, trusting and promoting talent wherever we identify it, ‘giving things a go’ and having loads of fun doing it all. But despite this massive transformation we have remained true to our roots. While the most dramatic growth has been on the Commercial Law side of the firm, our traditional areas – residential property, private client, family law and litigation – have also grown exponentially.
And looking around this modern, progressive firm as it is today, it is striking how many of our people have been along for the whole journey. Like all firms, there have been joiners and leavers. So many of the joiners have massively strengthened the firm and helped propel if forward but we also have a very significant core from the ‘old’ Blaser Mills Law that, as well as more than doing their bit in helping to develop the firm, have also ensured that the core values and ethos of the firm – our personality – has remained.
We will continue to pursue our goals and ambitions but always retaining our authenticity and the approach to life and business that has characterised the last 10 years.
Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Blaser Mills founded in Chesham as Albin Hunt & Fourmy
Bernard Blaser joined and name changed to Blaser Mills & Evill
Merger with HW Batchelar & Newman in Rickmansworth
Office opened in High Wycombe
Firm becomes Blaser Mills Winter Taylors following merger
Name changed to Blaser Mills
Merger with Staines firm Fancy & Jackson
Merger with Amersham firm Norris Bazzard & Co
Blaser Mills’ first Lexcel accreditation
London Office opened. Blaser Mills becomes an LLP
Firm moves to new office in High Wycombe and becomes accredited member of IR Global
Blaser Mills becomes an Alternative Business Structure
Office opened at the Silverstone Innovation Centre
Firm appoints a CEO and moves to a corporate management structure
Commercial work accounts for new high 44% of firm’s turnover
Firm achieves best ever financial results and appoints first Responsible Business Director