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Our commercial team in Lincoln, Hull, Market Rasen and Grimsby prides itself on its sound business sense, commercial insight, local knowledge and first class understanding of the relevant legal disciplines ranging from employment law, business contracts, dispute resolution to agriculture and property development. From company formation to sale, succession, dissolution or dispute resolution, you can trust our team to deliver first class service and results.
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History of BMcF

Bridge McFarland can trace its initial roots back to the year 1851 - and two different Law Practices.

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Find out more about where it all began and how we've evolved as a firm.

In 1976 John Bridge started the practice of Keeble Hawson Bridge and Co opening a second branch in Lincoln in 1983. In 1978 Paddy McFarland established the firm McFarland and Co in Louth subsequently opening branch offices in Mablethorpe and Market Rasen.

Both practices flourished independently until 1990 when the two firms merged bringing together lawyers Paddy McFarland, John Bridge and six other partners to create Bridge McFarland Solicitors.

Further mergers then followed in Grimsby with Granville Chapman Geo. A. White & Co, in Louth with Haddon Owen and in Skegness with the Skegness branch of Walkers, Rainey & Owen.

The firm now has offices in Grimsby, Hull, Lincoln,  Louth, Mablethorpe and Market Rasen and is considered one of the largest law firms in Lincolnshire, East and South Yorkshire and the Humber regions.

We also have an office in South Woodford, London.

Bridge McFarland Timeline:

1851:   Haddon Owen & Son established in 1 Eastgate, Louth
1890:   Geo. A. White & Co established in Victoria Street, Grimsby
1928:   James Young established a law practice in Grimsby which later became Stephen Ede Cooke & Ashton
1935:   Major Henry Leftwich Haddon Owen left Haddon Owen & Son to establish a partnership with Tony Gladstone in Skegness. Later becoming Walkers, Rainey & Owen
1936:   Granville Chapman established in Victoria Street, Grimsby by Dudley Chapman
1963:   Roger Bygott bought Haddon Owen & Son
1976:   Joint Founding Partner, John Bridge established Keeble Hawson Bridge & Co in Grimsby
1978:   Joint Founding Partner, Paddy McFarland established McFarland & Co in Louth
1983:   Keeble Hawson Bridge & Co open an office in Lincoln
1990:   Keeble Hawson Bridge & Co merged with McFarland & Co to create Bridge McFarland
1993:   Granville Chapman and Geo A. White & Co merged and conducted its business in Abbey Road, Grimsby
1999:   Granville Chapman Geo A. White & Co merged with Bridge McFarland
2000:   Haddon Owen & Son merged with Bridge McFarland
2006:   Skegness branch of Walkers Rainey & Owen merged with Bridge McFarland
2009:   Stephen Ede Cooke & Ashton merged with Bridge McFarland
2012:   Bridge McFarland open a new office in London