About us

Pitmans is a leading Thames Valley headquartered firm delivering City quality legal advice at a competitive price, setting the standard for regional law firms in the UK.

We have 150 years of heritage and evolution with an unwavering client focus. We have fostered a dynamic culture of talented and personable people and enjoyed a record of steady and sustainable growth with a scalable client base of quality national and international clients.

For corporate clients we offer a wide range of commercial law services. We also provide a variety of private wealth services for private clients.

Together, we build partnerships that achieve outstanding client outcomes.

John Hutchinson
Managing Partner

Pitmans Law: a word from the top

Pitmans Managing Partner John Hutchinson – a work-hard, play-hard Londoner – is the one ultimately responsible for ensuring that we deliver on our vision and ambition. We asked him to tell you a little more about us.


Meet the team

John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson

Managing Partner

Suzanne Brooker

Suzanne Brooker

Head of Restructuring and Recovery

Head of Restructuring & Insolvency

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

Delphine Mehouas

Delphine Mehouas

Head of Commercial Real Estate

Ferhat Choudri

Ferhat Choudri

Head of Insurance

Sajjad Khan - Pitmans Law Head of Intellectual Property

Sajjad Khan

Head of Intellectual Property

Matt Heyworth

Matthew Heyworth

Head of Wills, Tax & Trusts

1000 day plan


At Pitmans Law we don’t want to be just another law firm but to offer something different and better – to our clients and our people. We have ambitious growth plans based on the following principles.

  • Providing core services, specialising in commercial legal
  • City quality lawyers/regional price structure, innovative products and services
  • Pre-eminent talent attracted to a culture of trust and commitment
  • Building a scalable customer base of national and international clients
  • On an efficient infrastructure of capable and agile communication and IT processes
  • Based in the South East of England

Key Strategic Areas

  • People
  • Communications
  • Business Development
  • Infrastructure & Business Practice
  • Services
  • International
  • Technology
  • Finance

We have cross-firm and cross-practice teams charged with delivery in these key strategic areas across all grades from trainee to partner.

Key Facts

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8 sectors
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200 people infographic
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“Team of consummate lawyers, who have a remarkable depth of knowledge and experience”

Legal 500

“I have a confidence in Pitmans in a way that I haven’t with others – they do it and say it as it is.”

Chambers & Partners

“I have received excellent service from this firm. My experience over several years is that they deliver a “top rate” professional service with a clear understanding of the strategy along the way.”

Partner, CVR Global

I have used this firm for a variety of legal services over many years and have found them to be commercial, pragmatic and extremely knowledgeable in all areas. As an extensive user of legal services in my profession I would recommend them highly.

Director, Harrisons Business Recovery & Insolvency

“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