We’ve a reputation for being a great team of friendly people


The courage to stand apart, to think and act personably, with an uncompromising focus on achieving outstanding client outcomes


We inspire our clients and each other by thinking creatively


We enjoy being in business and helping our clients – and it shows


We are sincere, trustworthy and reliable; we say what we mean, matching our behaviours to our words


We demand exceptional performance from every member of our talented team


We focus on being proactive, constantly thinking ahead to deliver over and above

Welcome to Pitmans Law

With Pitmans Law you can be assured of the quality of advice and service you demand from a City law firm – but with a distinction. The courage to stand apart, to think and act personally, with an uncompromising focus on achieving outstanding client outcomes. We say what we mean, matching our behaviours to our words.

Established for over 150 years, Pitmans Law is headquartered in Reading with offices in London and Southampton. The lower overheads of a regional office ensure we can provide City quality legal advice at a competitive price to deliver exceptional value for our corporate and private clients locally, nationally and internationally.

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Meet the team

John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson

Managing Partner

Suzanne Brooker

Suzanne Brooker

Deputy Managing Partner

Head of Restructuring & Insolvency

Duncan Edwards, Pitmans Law COO

Duncan Edwards

Chief Operations Officer

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Head of Corporate

Chris Netiatis Head of Pensions at Pitmans Law

Chris Netiatis

Head of Pensions

Tim Clark - Pitmans Law Head of Dispute Resolution

Tim Clark

Head of Dispute Resolution

Stephanie Perry

Stephanie Perry


Donna Goddard

Donna Goddard

Head of Debt Recovery

Mark Symons Pitmans Law employment partner

Mark Symons


Ferhat Choudri

Ferhat Choudri

Head of Insurance

Sajjad Khan - Pitmans Law Head of Intellectual Property

Sajjad Khan

Head of Intellectual Property

David Ainslie

David Ainslie


Matt Heyworth

Matthew Heyworth

Head of Wills, Tax & Trusts

Tell John

Our Managing Partner would welcome feedback on your client experience


Legal & General become sole owners of CALA Homes

Sale of majority shares to CANCOM

Raised £70m from new and existing investors

Advised finnCap and Berenberg as joint brokers on a placing of shares in Taptica International Ltd

Launch of new dealer group, Waylands Automotive

Multi-million pound development plan for East Cowes

Panoramic Growth Equity first investment of chemical manufacturers

Sale to Horizon Care and Education Group

Exit of Care UK

Terms and conditions contract

Venture Capital Trust investment

Terms and conditions contract

Terms and conditions contract

Placing of shares in Surface Transforms

MBI of Strictly Education

Terms and conditions contract

“They are willing to go the extra mile for the relationship. You get a City performance from a regional office.”

“They are diligent and very thorough. They go beyond the call of duty.”

Chambers & Partners

“They are a real people business and I have always received first-class service.”

Chambers & Partners

“I would rate them as outstanding. They are timely, responsive and easy to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners

“The firm’s performance is excellent, I can’t fault it.”

Chambers & Partners

“The level of service has always been exemplary; they are fast to respond, proactive in approach and have a deep understanding of our firm due to a long-standing relationship”

“Pitmans provides commercial, pragmatic and effective advice delivered without fuss”

Legal 500

“Pitmans provides a more personal service than larger firms”

Legal 500

“I have always received excellent advice and service from Pitmans and have been using them for 9 years plus, so much so I have taken them with me when I’ve moved roles. They are commercial, they understand the business so can tailor advice and they can cut through complex issues very quickly. They are quick to respond, innovative in their approach and flexible with fee structures. Would definitely recommend them to prospective clients.”

European Legal Director, Assurant Solutions