Gedye and Sons



020 3427 5078

The Lakes

01539 532313


Over 100 years of experience.

Founded in 1903 when Reginald Gedye opened a branch office of Carrthurs and Gedye, a former Liverpool based solicitor’s practice. Grange-over-Sands on the southern edge of the Lake District became the principal office of Gedye and Sons. His two sons continued the business until the death of John, the then senior partner aged 86 in 1995.

One of the former partners Gordon Ashton OBE enhanced the firm’s reputation by writing several books about the law and the elderly. This included the prestigious Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook. In 1992 he retired from the firm to take up his appointment as a District Judge and subsequently he also became a Judge of the Court of Protection.

Stuart Harling joined the firm in 1972 and retired in 2009. His love for the firm saw him continue to act as a consultant and after a further three years as the firm’s practicing consultant he fully retired in the autumn of 2012. During his career he specialised for many years in the provision of wills and trust advice to the local community and especially the elderly. To this day he remains an active and respected trustee to a number of successful family and business trusts.

Encompassing the firm’s specialism, the current three directors who joined the firm in 1982, 1996 and 2006 have continued to build on this specific, ever changing and challenging area of the law and continue to expand their skill base and knowledge.

In 2008 Gedye & Sons relocated their Grange-over-Sands offices from the high street to its current location into an entirely purpose designed building. The very latest technology is on hand to meet our every clients’ need.

In 2010 to meet the regular demand and constantly changing requirements of our clients as well as to expand the firm’s client base, Gedye & Sons established an office in the heart of the legal world at Old Bailey in London.


Guidance on Contractual Disputes, Defamation Claims, Employment Advice, Injunctive Relief, Partnership Disputes and Professional Negligence.