You are here: Home About Us History History 1937 Victor Mishcon founded Victor Mishcon & Co - a one man office in Brixton, London. 1994 A large team from Bayer Rosin joins that includes many commercial lawyers as well as current Managing Partner Kevin Gold and Martin Bayer, who was honoured by Nelson Mandela as a "Veteran of the Struggle" for his lifelong campaign against apartheid. 1997 The Firm develops niche expertise in fields such as design law and employment and goes live with its first website. 2002 Lord Mishcon officially opens the Firm's new offices at Summit House, Red Lion Square. 2006 Victor Mishcon, Baron of Lambeth passes away. Prime Minister Tony Blair leads the tributes. 2010 Mishcon de Reya opens its first international office in New York. 2000 - present 2014 Mishcon de Reya named Best Marketing and Communications Team at The Lawyer Management Awards Mishcon de Reya unveils an innovative Social Impact programme, encouraging 50 hours of pro bono as part of billable hours. Mishcon de Reya announces plans to relocate to Africa House, Holborn, in 2015. Mishcon de Reya's Employment team wins a ground-breaking victory in the UK Supreme Court on behalf of its client, Krista Bates van Winkelhof, in which it was determined that members of LLPs do have the protection of whistleblowing legislation. Mishcon de Reya named Private Client Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards. Kevin Gold named Law Firm Leader of the Year at the British Legal Awards. 2012 The 75th anniversary of the founding of Victor Mishcon & Co. "75", a collection of essays, is produced to commemorate this milestone. Mishcon de Reya named Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Team of the Year at both the Lawyer Awards and the Legal Business Awards. Mishcon de Reya launches partnership with Jazz FM on business programme 'Jazz Shapers'. 2010 Mishcon de Reya opens its first international office in New York. Mishcon de Reya launches long-term publishing partnership with the Financial Times. Mishcon de Reya wins Innovation in Law Firm Brands at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards. The Firm teams up with luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially to offer clients a global concierge service. 2008 The Firm launches the specialist ‘Pink Law’ Legal Advice Centre in conjunction with Queen Mary, University of London and two other city law firms. The project offers free and impartial legal advice on issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, such as employment discrimination, civil partnerships and cohabitation. 2002 Lord Mishcon officially opens the Firm's new offices at Summit House, Red Lion Square. 2013 Mishcon de Reya's Corporate department worked on 82 M&A deals with a total value of £27 billion. Mishcon de Reya launches The Academy, a centre to utilise knowledge to give back to society, lead new thinking in key legal areas and develop the potential of everyone in the Firm. Mishcon de Reya placed twelfth in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For' list, the highest ranking of any law firm. Mishcon de Reya recognised as the Law Firm of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle awards. Mishcon de Reya wins Business Development Team of the Year at The Lawyer Management Awards. 2011 Mishcon de Reya produces very first Annual Report. Mishcon de Reya named Family Law firm of the Year at Spear's Wealth Management Awards. Mishcon de Reya joins the Twittersphere! Follow the firm @mishcon_de_reya. 2009 Mishcon de Reya named Family/Divorce Firm of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards ceremony. 2007 The Employment Group win the Employment Team of the Year award at the annual Lawyer Awards ceremony and Hazel Donaldson is named Assistant Solicitor of the Year. 2006 In January Lord Mishcon passes away aged 90. Prime Minister Tony Blair leads the tributes. 2005 Philip Freedman awarded a CBE for his services to property law. 2001 The Firm represent Professor Deborah Lipstadt in her successful defence of David Irving's claim that he had been libelled in her book ‘Denying the Holocaust’. The Lord Justices agree that Irving was “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.” 1990 - 1999 1997 The Firm develops niche expertise in fields such as design law and employment and goes live with its first website. 1995 The Firm’s Real Estate department doubles in size with the joining of substantial teams from Brecher & Co and Rabin Leacock Lipman. 1992 The Firm grows to 120 staff and move into new premises at 21 Southampton Row. The Special Investigations and Fraud Unit is formed and John Jackson is appointed as non-executive chairman. 1996 Anthony Julius represents Diana, Princess of Wales in her divorce. He is also instrumental in forming The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund after her death. 1994 A large team from Bayer Rosin joins that includes many commercial lawyers as well as current Managing Partner Kevin Gold and Martin Bayer, who was honoured by Nelson Mandela as a "Veteran of the Struggle" for his lifelong campaign against apartheid. 1937 - 1989 1988 Victor Mishcon & Co merge with part of Bartletts de Reya to form Mishcon de Reya. The new firm employs 80 staff. 1937 Victor Mishcon founded Victor Mishcon & Co - a one man office in Brixton, London. 1961 A second office opens at 125 High Holborn with 15 employees.