Our History

  • 17291729

    Michael Barnes buys 46 High Street in Reigate and establishes a firm of solicitors. It quickly becomes regarded as the most eminent firm in town. The premises are now home to ASK Italian restaurant.
  • 18121812

    Michael Barnes Jnr dies and is succeeded by his son who immediately sets about expanding the business by hiring an articled clerk by the name of Ambrose Glover. The practice moves to Church Street in Reigate.

    George Morrison, a solicitor from Newcastle, moves to Reigate and starts his own practice at 46 High Street in Reigate. The two practices merge.

    As the new partners are admitted, the name of the firm changes to Morrison & Nightingale, then Morrison, Nightingale & Hewitt and then Morrison, Hewitt & Harris. During the 1800s, the firm manages the Priory Estates which consist of the Priories of Reigate, Nutfield, Limpsfield, Tadworth and Burstow.

  • 19201920

    The firm opens an office in Chancery Lane, London - the heart of London’s thriving legal district.
  • 19401940

    Frank Carter Morrison, the son of George Carter Morrison and grandson of George Morrison, retires.
  • 19451945

    After the Second World War, Richard Willows joins the firm, which becomes known as Morrison, Harris & Willows.
  • 19631963

    A permanent office is established at 39 Station Road, Redhill which is directly above NatWest Bank.
  • 19781978

    The firm changes name and becomes known as Morrisons
  • 19881988

    The firm merges with local counterpart Richard Rose & Company. Paul Harvey, our current Managing Partner, joins the firm that year.
  • 19931993

    The Reigate and Redhill offices are relocated into Betchworth House, Redhill which provides the platform for growth facilitating specialisation and investment in the firm’s IT infrastructure.
  • 20002000

    In February Morrisons merged with Gravell & Co. In April, Morrisons moved to its current premises in Clarendon House in Redhill.
  • 2002July 2000

    The firm merges with Mellows Richard West & Boag of Reigate.
  • 2003August 2003

    Morrisons opens a second office in Knaphill following a merger with Alistair Ng Solicitors of Knaphill.
  • 2004January 2004

    The firm merges with Fallows Solicitors of Redhill.
  • 2004February 2004

    Morrisons open its third office in Raynes Park following a merger with Buckley Faville Solicitors of Raynes Park.
  • 2004May 2004

    The firm merges with Cotton & Co of Ashtead.
  • 2005February 2005

    The firm merges with Ernest W Warren in Merton Park.
  • 2005September 2005

    Morrisons opens a further office in Horsell, following the merger with Kirtleys in Horsell.
  • 20062006

    Morrisons converts to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Its formal name is Morrisons Solicitors LLP, but it continues to trade as Morrisons. In the same month, The Knaphill and Horsell offices move to Woking following the merger with Gregsons of Woking.
  • 20072007

    The Raynes Park office moves into a prestigious new town centre premises in Wimbledon.
  • 20092009

    The firm achieves Lexcel accreditation.
  • 20102010

    The Woking office moves to new town centre premises. Morrisons launches online services such as Probate Direct.
  • 2011February 2011

    Camberley office opens following the merger with Close Goff Humphreys.
  • 2011September 2011

    The Firm achieves Quality Conveyancing Scheme accreditation from the Law Society.
  • 2012February 2012

    Morrisons merge with Cowles Solicitors
  • 2013January 2013

    Twickenham office opens following the merger with Merrony Wall.
  • 2013May 2013

    Teddington office opens following the merger with Cozens Moxon & Harts. The Twickenham office moves into the new Teddington office.
  • 2014October 2014

    Achieve the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation.
  • 2015July 2015

    Camberley office relocates to larger offices in Knoll Road.

17291729: Michael Barnes buys 46 High Street in Reigate and establishes a firm of solicitors. It quickly becomes regarded as the most eminent firm in town. The premises are now home to ASK Italian restaurant.

18121812:

Michael Barnes Jnr dies and is succeeded by his son who immediately sets about expanding the business by hiring an articled clerk by the name of Ambrose Glover. The practice moves to Church Street in Reigate.

George Morrison, a solicitor from Newcastle, moves to Reigate and starts his own practice at 46 High Street in Reigate. The two practices merge.

As the new partners are admitted, the name of the firm changes to Morrison & Nightingale, then Morrison, Nightingale & Hewitt and then Morrison, Hewitt & Harris. During the 1800s, the firm manages the Priory Estates which consist of the Priories of Reigate, Nutfield, Limpsfield, Tadworth and Burstow.

19201920: The firm opens an office in Chancery Lane, London – the heart of London’s thriving legal district.

19401940: Frank Carter Morrison, the son of George Carter Morrison and grandson of George Morrison, retires.

19451945: After the Second World War, Richard Willows joins the firm, which becomes known as Morrison, Harris & Willows.

19631963: A permanent office is established at 39 Station Road, Redhill which is directly above NatWest Bank.

19781978: The firm changes name and becomes known as Morrisons

19881988: The firm merges with local counterpart Richard Rose & Company. Paul Harvey, our current Managing Partner, joins the firm that year.

19931993: The Reigate and Redhill offices are relocated into Betchworth House, Redhill which provides the platform for growth facilitating specialisation and investment in the firm’s IT infrastructure.

20002000: In February Morrisons merged with Gravell & Co.
In April, Morrisons moved to its current premises in Clarendon House in Redhill.

2002July 2000: The firm merges with Mellows Richard West & Boag of Reigate.

2003August 2003: Morrisons opens a second office in Knaphill following a merger with Alistair Ng Solicitors of Knaphill.

2004January 2004: The firm merges with Fallows Solicitors of Redhill.

2004February 2004: Morrisons open its third office in Raynes Park following a merger with Buckley Faville Solicitors of Raynes Park.

2004May 2004: The firm merges with Cotton & Co of Ashtead.

2005February 2005: The firm merges with Ernest W Warren in Merton Park.

2005September 2005: Morrisons opens a further office in Horsell, following the merger with Kirtleys in Horsell.

20062006: Morrisons converts to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Its formal name is Morrisons Solicitors LLP, but it continues to trade as Morrisons. In the same month, The Knaphill and Horsell offices move to Woking following the merger with Gregsons of Woking.

20072007: The Raynes Park office moves into a prestigious new town centre premises in Wimbledon.

20092009: The firm achieves Lexcel accreditation.

20102010: The Woking office moves to new town centre premises. Morrisons launches online services such as Probate Direct.

2011February 2011: Camberley office opens following the merger with Close Goff Humphreys.

2011September 2011: The Firm achieves Quality Conveyancing Scheme accreditation from the Law Society.

2012February 2012: Morrisons merge with Cowles Solicitors

2013January 2013: Twickenham office opens following the merger with Merrony Wall.

2013May 2013: Teddington office opens following the merger with Cozens Moxon & Harts. The Twickenham office moves into the new Teddington office.

2014October 2014: Achieve the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) accreditation.

2015July 2015: Camberley office relocates to larger offices in Knoll Road.

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