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  • What we do:
    Leading Hertfordshire Solicitors
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    • Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ

About Nockolds Solicitors

Nockolds Solicitors are a long-established law firm with offices in Bishop’s Stortford and London. They can trace their roots back over 180 years.

Nockolds Solicitors set up in business in 1831 under Thomas Unwin, a practising solicitor in Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth, although Alfred Nockolds didn’t join the company until 1880.

Today, Nockolds have 13 partners and more than 130 members of staff. Nockolds have achieved a Lexcel quality mark, numerous listings in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guides. They are also proud to hold a Gold Investors In People award.

Continued expansion has added niche and specialised legal services and the company works locally, nationally and internationally. The London office, headed up by Managing Partner Darren Hayward, offers flexibility and convenience for an ever-expanding client base.

Staff love being able to arrange their start and finish times around personal commitments, plus the quarterly free social events.

What is it like to work for Nockolds Solicitors

Managing Partner Darren Hayward has an infectious enthusiasm and optimism for the growth and stability of the firm. He is approachable, open and honest, while all staff are encouraged to speak to him about any issues they may have, which he will deal with as quickly as possible.
The firm offer a health scheme, which is fully paid for and includes telephone counselling. The firm is very supportive in ensuring that all staff have a good work/life balance and working hours and workload are constantly monitored to ensure that staff have a balanced workload.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Nockolds is in partnership with a local rugby team and gets involved with their events throughout the year, from attending weekly matches to hosting tournaments for children interested in taking up rugby as a sport. The business also run regular careers talks at local schools to offer career advice to pupils.

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    23% / 77%

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