Unparalleled client commitment and attention to detail

BHW differs from other commercial law firms because it was set up in 2003 as a ‘clean sheet’ business. Since then it has grown from a staff of two to a staff of nearly ninety and that growth has been entirely organic.

Training, development and staff continuity are paramount to our success. Many of our Partners and Associates started at the firm as trainee solicitors.

BHW is independently owned and all of our Partners are stakeholders in the firm. We have always been located in Leicester and we are proud to have achieved our status as the largest independent commercial law firm in the region. A single city, nationally recognised firm.

“BHW’s mission has always been the same – to be the best commercial law firm in the East Midlands. We believe that our client commitment and relentless attention to detail are what set us apart. We have always believed that the key to our success is simple – looking after our clients better than anyone else. We are proud to act for every one of our clients and to play a part in their success.”

Nick Bridle, Founder & Managing Partner

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Our team

Our friendly team of solicitors develop long-term client relationships by providing clear, concise, and commercial advice.

Meet the team

Top-ranked commercial law firm

Legal 500

Corporate & Commercial — Tier 1

Ed Nurse – Leading Individual
Stephen McElhone – Leading Individual
Alex Clifton – Next Generation Partner

Commercial Property — Tier 2

Beverley Merrell – Recommended
Ian Sanders – Recommended
Eleanor Rattay – Next Generation Partner

IT & Telecoms — Tier 3

Matt Worsnop – Recommended

Chambers and Partners

Corporate & Commercial (Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses) — Top Ranked

Ed Nurse – Top Ranked
Stephen McElhone – Recommended

Commercial Property (Real Estate) — Recommended

Beverley Merrell – Recommended

The following is a word-for-word extract from The Legal 500 guide:

“BHW Solicitors stands out for its ‘exemplary service’, ‘professionalism at all times’ and its ‘extremely thorough approach’.

Some of the clients we have helped

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Providing support for charities in the East Midlands

BHW recognises its role within the local community and proud to support local charities, societies and events. Over the years we’ve raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities in Leicester.

See our latest charity events.

BHW supporting local charities

Quality & Standards

At BHW, we pride ourselves on providing an exemplary service, as such our client satisfaction and retention profile are second to none.

BHW operates its own industry-leading client care and risk management systems which ensure our service levels are consistently high.

During a recent independent legal audit, our assessor commented:

“This audit of the firm has produced an excellent and perfect result. The firm is congratulated on attaining the very rare achievement of recording no non-conformances. The firm’s risk management model is well designed and effectively applied to business and business continuity planning as well as to file and operational management. Business planning and its related activities remain at a very high standard and the entire quality system is supported by effective HR management which encourages the professional development of staff at all levels.”


Reviews & Testimonials

I used BHW Solicitors for commercial property advice and a complex issue with a lending bank. They understood all the issues at the first meeting and the advice they gave me was clear, coupled with exceptional ongoing support. They ran rings around the top 5 legal firm appointed by the bank.


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You can always rely on Alex Clifton to deliver high-quality work


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Matt Worsnop at BHW dealt with the sale of my company and he was both professional and extremely helpful keeping the process on track and providing guidance where necessary but never over complicated things an absolute pleasure to do business with!


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BHW solicitors, in particular Paul Davis, provided me with a meticulous service which yielded excellent results. Paul was available, supportive and diligent, always measured, and removed all stress from the process. His strategy skills, timing and presentation, brilliantly faultless. I can recommend Paul to anyone considering litigation.


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Very professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.