About Stafford Young Jones

Stafford Young JonesAt SYJ, we provide personal, friendly and practical legal advice, based on traditional values, to a variety of clients. As a large law firm in London, we offer a wide range of expertise, but our size does not impede our ability to offer a highly personal service.

SYJ is keenly aware that becoming involved in the legal process and liaising with a solicitor can be stressful, and we do our best to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

When you instruct SYJ you will be told the name of the partner, solicitor or manager who will be responsible for, or dealing with, your matter. You will have direct contact with your solicitors in London, who are always approachable and “hands on”.

Historically, SYJ has acted for nationwide clients who require the services of a “City Solicitor”. Our location, however, makes us particularly convenient for people living and working in and around the city, who require lawyers that London locals can trust. Clients looking for commercial lawyers in London, or a private client lawyer, find friendly, personal service at a convenient location, and also can expect costs lower than those of other practices in the city. Our fees are comparable to similar sized regional firms.

Stafford Young Jones has built its reputation on the long term relationships it has formed with clients (and in the case of individuals, their families) through its long years providing services in family and commercial law in London. These same clients return to us time and again for all their legal needs.


At some time in the past the firm moved from the western edge of the City of London to the area where we are now.  In the nineteenth century the Pool of London was lined by warehouses and wharves with hundreds of ships moored in the river or alongside the quays.  We have in our present office decorated “knees”, as depicted above, that came from a nineteenth century clipper ship (like the Cutty Sark in Greenwich) that typically brought tea, spices, people, and mail to London.

In wooden ship construction “hanging knees” were used as vertical supports for joints that were highly stressed such as main deck beams and hull joints.  Depending on location they had the advantage of being a decorative feature .