History

Originally founded in 1838 we have over 180 years' experience providing specialist advice to the construction, engineering, infrastructure and insurance sectors.

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1838

Colmore & Beale is established in Birmingham (the second year of the reign of Queen Victoria and the year Charles Dickens published Oliver Twist).

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1858

Firm renamed Beale and Marigold.

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1865

A second office is opened in Westminster and the firm becomes known as Beale, Marigold and Beale. It later became known as Beale & Co.

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1970

The Firm ceases to be associated with the Birmingham office.

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1987

The Firm moves its London office to Garrick House, King Street, Covent Garden, London.

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2002

A second office is opened, in Dublin.

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2005

The partnership became Beale and Company Solicitors LLP.

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2006

A third office is opened in Bristol specialising in insurance and professional negligence.

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2012

The Firm celebrates its first 25 years in Covent Garden and 10 years in Dublin.

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2012

An office is opened in the City of London on Lime Street, the heart of the London insurance market, to service the Firm’s insurance clients.

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2013

175 years since the firm was founded.

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2013

The Firm re-brands to Beale & Company.

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2014

The Firm consolidates its two London offices and moves to a new head quarters in King William Street EC4.

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2015

The Firm opens an office in Dubai, in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

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2018

Sheena Sood elected Senior Partner to work alongside Chairman Antony Smith. The Firm appoints its first Chief Executive Officer, Antony Marsh

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2019

The Firm is recognised in the industry for its expertise, including as Finalists for ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards, ‘Honourable Mentions’ for ‘UAE Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year’ at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards and a ‘Highly Commended’ for ‘International Arbitration Team of the Year’ at the Middle East Legal Awards.

The practice distinguishes itself with a straightforward, pragmatic, down-to-earth and unpretentious, no-nonsense manner in which complex legal issues with important commercial considerations appear to be easily and rapidly untied.
Legal 500 EMEA 2020