Tracing our roots back to 1793

Founded by Thomas Mayo and Thomas Pearse in 1793, Peachey & Co LLP is one of the oldest partnerships in London and has always been based near the Royal Courts of Justice. In our 228 years of existence, there have only been 22 partners.

Until the 1970s the firm was a traditional family-based law firm, providing all-round legal advice. When international law became popular in the 1970s, we evolved into a City-based, mainly commercial law practice with a renewed focus on international partnerships.

Peachey & Co LLP joined JCA International in 1996 as the 5th or 6th member and are still the only UK member. Now there is JCA representation not only throughout Europe but in many countries around the world.

From a family-run foundation, we have remained true to our core principles – integrity, reliability and quality – united with all the best of modern business methods and legal innovation.

Our Timeline

1793

Peachey & Co was formed.

The solicitors’ partnership of Peachey & Co was formed in 1793 by Thomas Pearse and Thomas Mayo.

1820

James Peachey appointed partner.

He served for (a mere) 45 years and whose picture is still in our library.

1854

Alfred Peachey appointed partner.

He stayed at firm until 1921, an amazing 67 years later!

1901

Charles Peachey appointed partner.

1903

The Williamsons bought the practice.

The practice is sold and moved to Arundel House, Arundel Street.

1996

The firm moved to Aldwych.

In October 1996, the firm moved a mere 100 yards to the Aldwych. Just within sight of the old office on Arundel Street.

1996

Joined JCA International.

We were the 5th or 6th member to join JCA International, a network of European business lawyers. Today, there are JCA lawyers in 23 countries across Europe and beyond.

2005

Peachey & Co becomes an LLP.

After 212 years in practice, the partnership converted to an LLP.