Awdry Bailey & Douglas opens its Swindon office

Resident Partner Tim Hotchkiss gives Wigwam the lowdown on his firm’s approachable ethos.

To mark the March opening of Awdry Bailey & Douglas’s office in Swindon, Resident Partner Tim Hotchkiss tells Wigwam all about his company and what sets them apart from other law firms.

“We are a full-service law firm with approximately 100 staff in Wiltshire with offices in Devizes, Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett, Chippenham and now Swindon,” says Tim who has been with the firm for 16 years and specialises in property law, particularly land and development, commercial property and complex/prime residential work.”

“It is no secret that we have been looking at opening an office in Swindon for some time. It’s clearly an innovative, thriving town and very much a place we want to be associated with as a firm - Swindon is a town that is really on the up! Growth and further expansion are part of the overarching plan, we’ve got to do everything sustainably, but we’re keen to grow so watch this space!”

“In Swindon we offer the full suite of legal services that Awdry Bailey & Douglas offer, so residential conveyancing, commercial property, business law, agricultural property, land and development, wills and probate, family law, employment and litigation.”

“What sets us apart from other law firms is our ethos of exceeding client expectations by providing a dynamic, inspiring and proactive service.  We are helpful, approachable and aim to provide straightforward, practical advice, with the minimum of legal jargon. Our friendliness and approachability is combined with strong technical ability.”

“We support individuals, families, businesses, and the one thing I am really proud of is the fact we have retained a really strong family feel and identity, that’s very much part of our core ethos, and something we work very hard to maintain despite continued growth. It’s something our clients and staff really do value.”

“We’re delighted to have found the perfect premises in Swindon. We think the location is fantastic for our clients, it’s accessible from all parts of Swindon, the M4 and the Cotswolds, the building is modern and has great parking. Most of our staff live in and around Swindon and have deep rooted connections in the local community, and we’re really keen to kick on from that. That’s really important to who we are as a brand and a business.”

“As a firm we are very approachable, we are not stuffy, we’re very keen to emphasize that, and we’re not too corporate, either. The firm is modern and forward thinking, and I say that even though we have been around since 1750!”

What clients say about Tim

"We have been working with Tim Hotchkiss and his team on a number of our development projects over the last few years. I have always found the team to be quick, efficient and diligent. They have provided us with practical advice and found solutions to problems that have arisen. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tim and his team and very much enjoy working with them and hope to continue to do so for many more years." David Milligan, Development Director of Sherbourne Developments Ltd

"Tim has represented me for several years on a variety of development projects including acquisitions, funding, resales as well as more complex matters such as restrictive covenants and stamp duty reliefs. Tim is efficient, prompt and diligent and demonstrates excellent technical expertise and a sense of urgency when dealing with issues. The advice he offers has often proved to be invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending Tim and his team." Ejaz Haq of Tangent Developments Ltd and Parkside Property Ltd

The full address for Awdry Bailey & Douglas’ new Swindon office is 2 Gateway North, Latham Road, Swindon SN25 4DL (opposite David Lloyd Gym) and their phone number is 01793 384140.