In line with Government guidelines for safe working during the COVID pandemic, access to our office is strictly by a pre-arranged appointment only, and only where absolutely necessary. We are open for business with some staff working in the office and others from home, they can still be contacted in the usual way either by telephone or email.
In respect of your pre-arranged appointment, if you develop symptoms of COVID, or have in the last 14 days come into contact with someone with COVID or symptoms of, we ask that you contact the office by telephone/email to arrange a new appointment or discuss if there is an appropriate alternative to your meeting.
The safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation during these unprecedented times.
Did you know that until 100 years ago, women were not allowed to practice law?
In fact in 1913 four women were actually stopped by the Law Society from sitting the Law Society examinations. When the women took the case to the Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal upheld the Law Society’s decision. The ruling was that, within the meaning of the Solicitors Act of 1843, women were not “persons”.
It was only when the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act received royal assent on 23rd December 1919 that the law changed. This meant that women could now pass their law exams and become lawyers for the first time.
100 years on at BTTJ we’re very proud to celebrate our fantastic team of female legal professionals.
Each are specialists within their fields whether it’s Commercial & Corporate, Conveyancing, Family, Medical Negligence, Litigation or Private Client. In fact, 65% of all the lawyers here are now women including our Senior Partner, Samantha Wright.