Lord Mishcon

1937
Founded

Victor Mishcon, Baron Mishcon

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.

1988

Victor Mishcon & Co merge with part of Bartletts de Reya to form Mishcon de Reya. The new firm employs 80 staff.

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.

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.

Press scrum outside court after Princess Diana divorce hearing

1996
Princess Diana Divorce

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.

Mishcon interior

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.

Summit House

2002

Lord Mishcon officially opens the Firm's new offices at Summit House, Red Lion Square.

2005

Mishcon de Reya Chairman Philip Freedman QC is awarded a CBE for his services to property law.

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.

Mishcon interior

2013

Mishcon de Reya launches The Academy, a centre to utilise knowledge, give back to society, lead new thinking in key legal areas and develop the potential of everyone in the firm.

Summit House

2015

Mishcon de Reya becomes an LLP and relocates to Africa House, Holborn.

2017
ARTICLE 50 LEGAL CHALLENGE

The Supreme Court upholds High Court Decision in
the landmark Article 50 Legal Challenge.

2019

Mishcon de Reya represents Gina Miller in R (on behalf of Miller) v The Prime Minister. The Supreme Court hands down its historic, unanimous ruling that Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful.

2020

The Firm launches Mishcon Purpose, the first Purpose-oriented business established by a major law firm, providing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advice to help clients navigate a rapidly changing world.

2020

Mishcon de Reya opens its first office in Singapore as it shifts its international focus to Asia.

2020

The Firm launches the Black Justice Project in partnership with The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre.

2021 SUPREME COURT BACKS POLICYHOLDERS IN FCA TEST CASE

The Firm acts on behalf of 397 Hiscox Action Group members, in a £52 million claim against Hiscox Insurance for unpaid business interruption claims caused by the Government response to COVID-19. The Supreme Court hands down its judgment in favour of policyholders.

2021

The Firm launches MDR Solutions I - a £150m litigation finance venture, in a strategic partnership with Harbour, one of the largest dedicated litigation and arbitration funders in the world, to fund cases for our clients.

2021

The Firm enters a strategic combination with Taylor Vinters to create MDR Taylor Vinters, providing legal and consultancy services to innovators, entrepreneurs, and the innovation economy.

2021
Mishcon de Reya launches association with Karas LLP

In association with Hong Kong-based law firm Karas LLP, Mishcon de Reya opens its branch office in Hong Kong.

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