Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Legal Services Provider
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  • Contact
    • 1a Chapel Street, Winckley Square , Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8BU

About Harrison Drury and Co Limited

Lancashire and Cumbria’s Harrison Drury & Co. are an award-winning firm of solicitors with offices in Preston, Garstang, Lancaster, Kendal and Clitheroe. They operate across the UK and are members of the Alliott Group, a worldwide alliance of professional firms operating in more than 70 countries.
The firm was started in 1901, when William Henry Coupe began trading as a solicitor in Preston. Significant growth didn’t occur until 2010 with the opening of the Garstang office, with new offices opening almost annually afterwards.
Today, led by Executive Chairman John Chesworth and Chief Executive Officer Gavin Wright, Harrison Drury & Co. employ 78 staff to advise multi-million-pound organisations, owner-managed businesses and high-net-worth individuals.
Harrison Drury & Co. engage with their staff through ‘interactive’ meetings where employees are encouraged to give their views and have them considered when business decisions are made. They have a clear and understandable vision, mission and values, and mentor employees to promote strong leadership.

What is it like to work for Harrison Drury and Co Limited

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Each department has access to a training budget that encourages team members to take up continuing professional development, which is promoted through an active personal development plan. Their commitment to development was recently reflected at the Sub36 Awards.
The company has recently launched an Employee Assistance Programme through AXA, in order to support employees who may want to seek assistance from an external provider in preference to their peers or managers.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company strives to work in a paper-lite environment, whereby all files are compiled electronically and paper is only used where necessary. All printers are set to print double-sided in black and white to reduce the amount of ink and paper used.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

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