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 2012 2012 is the 75th anniversary of the founding of Victor Mishcon & Co. To commemorate this milestone, we have produced a collection of essays simply titled "75". Mishcon de Reya named Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Team of the Year at both the Lawyer Awards 2012 and the Legal Business Awards 2012. Mishcon de Reya named 23rd best company in the UK to work for according to the Sunday Times. This is the fifth year in a row the firm has featured and the highest position yet. 2010 Mishcon de Reya opens its first international office in New York. Mishcon de Reya wins Innovation in Law Firm Brands at the 2010 Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards. For the third year running, Mishcon de Reya is one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Firm saw a massive climb up the table of 21 places over the last 12 months - landing firmly in the top 50 companies to work for in the UK. Mishcon de Reya launches The Entrepreneurship Report in partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Luke Johnson is the speaker at the launch event. The Firm teams up with luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially to offer clients a global concierge service. Mishcon de Reya launches LawfullyChic, a blog for art-lovers and adventurers, fashionistas and culture vultures, who believe in fair play, fair trade and fair travel. 2008 Mishcon de Reya is listed in The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For. 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. The Family Department receive the accolade of Firm of the Year at the Spears Wealth Management Survey Awards Ceremony. 2002 Lord Mishcon officially opens the Firm's new offices at Summit House, Red Lion Square. 2013 Mishcon de Reya placed twelfth in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For' list in 2013. Along with being the firm's highest placing to date, it is also the highest ranking of any law firm in the prestigious list this year. 2011 Mishcon de Reya recognised as the best law firm and 28th best company to work for in the UK in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. Mishcon de Reya reveals 30% revenue growth for 2010-2011 from £47.5m to £61.5m. Mishcon de Reya New York LLP launches Family law offering with the appointment of Michael Stutman. Mishcon de Reya produces very first Annual Report – click here to view. Mishcon de Reya named Family Law firm of the Year at Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2011. Mishcon de Reya launches the UK's very first pre-nup insurance, Protect Pre-Nup. Mishcon de Reya joins the Twittersphere! Follow the firm @mishcon_de_reya. 2009 Mishcon de Reya is one of only 58 organisations to feature in The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For list two years in a row. To view the press release, please click here. Melissa Lesson, Partner, is named Family Lawyer of the Year at the third annual Spear's Wealth Management Awards. Sandra Davis, Head of Mishcon de Reya's Family Group, becomes a member of The Times Law Panel. 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.