Our firm’s legacy traces back to the late 1800s when William Garner (Snr) set himself up as a sole practitioner. A few years later, William entered into a partnership and became Wools, Patterson and Garner. In 1902, Colonel William Garner (Jnr) joined his father causing the firm to rename itself to Garner & Sons. 30 years later, the addition of Alec Hancock led the firm’s name to change to Garner & Hancock and has remained known under this name ever since. Alec’s son Richard trained as a private client solicitor and eventually took over the firm in 1970.
After 26 years of running the practice, Richard decided to sell the firm to Julian Hutson, a skilled property solicitor. In 2000, Julian was joined in partnership by Vinay Tanna, an experienced litigator and notary public. Vinay took over the practice on Julian’s retirement in 2015. Most recently, Jakub Kotan, a private client solicitor, joined Vinay in partnership in 2023.
Colonel William Garner II
Richard T. Hancock
Director-Head of Operations
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Garner & Hancock realise that the prospect of pursuing a legal matter can be challenging, so we offer an initial phone consultation to discuss your options, and to give you information that will help you make the right choices affecting your case.
A Tradition of Excellence
Garner & Hancock has its roots deep within the local community and has a strong client base spanning London. We pride ourselves on the quality of service and personal attention to detail.
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We’re here to assist you. Simply send us your query, and we’ll provide an initial consultation to anyone seeking legal assistance. Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime for help with your legal matters.