History

The firm was founded in 1956 and its goal then remains unchanged today – to provide first class, proactive, partner-led legal advice with a specialist and in-depth understanding of the relevant business sector.

Joelson helps corporate and senior executives from its offices in central London at 30 Portland Place (where its offices were designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s as part of a “street of palaces”) and in the City.

Previous residents at no.30 have included the 1st Earl of Selborne who, as Lord Chancellor, carried out a major reform of the English court system. More recently the offices were the private residence of the art historian Lord Clark, best known for his pioneering television series “Civilisation”.

We are proud that a good proportion of the firm’s 14 partners either undertook their legal training with the firm or worked for the firm and later returned to become partners.

Many of our lawyers and support staff have worked for the firm for many years. This degree of retention and loyalty engenders a level of continuity and a family atmosphere which assists us in providing an effective but friendly service which helps us to develop long term relationships with our clients.