About us

About Gary Jacobs & Co Ltd

Gary Jacobs & Co Solicitors Ltd relocated to South Woodford in 2005 and is recognised as one of the leading family law practices in Essex and East London.

The company originates from Chadwell Heath. Gary Jacobs became a partner in 1981 and established a Family and Crime Practice.

Debbie Jacobs joined the practice in 1988 and became sole proprietor in 2005. Since 2000 Debbie has specialised in Family Law, in particular Childcare work.

We have an excellent reputation earned over the years thanks to the high level of service provided to our clients. We receive many referrals from local courts, Magistrates and District Judges, referrals from professional organisations including individuals from all areas of family law such as Children’s Guardians and local advice agencies (including local domestic violence agencies). A high level of new clients are referred to us by existing clients who have been completely satisfied with the service they received.

For more complex matrimonial financial matters, increased hourly rates will apply. This will be identified and discussed at your initial appointment.

We proudly achieved Lexcel Accreditation in 2012 having demonstrated the firm’s compliance with Law Society Quality Standards. Click here for Law Society Lexcel

We have staff available who are able to speak Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. We also use expert interpreters in other languages including sign language.

In some circumstances we can arrange for home visits to be made.

Equality & Diversity - The Firm's Commitment

Gary Jacobs Solicitors are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in its own policies, practices and procedures and in those areas in which it has influence.

This applies to the firm’s professional dealings with staff and directors, other solicitors, barristers, clients and third parties.

The firm actively encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity and preventing unlawful discrimination.

The firm intends to treat everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of their disability, gender, marital status, age, race, racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

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