voted the best legal services business in Welwyn Garden City

HRJ Foreman Laws voted the best legal services business in the Welwyn Garden City BID Awards 2017

HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors, Welwyn Garden City team are honoured to have won two awards at the Welwyn Garden City BID Awards.

We were voted the towns favourite ‘Legal and Financial Services’ business, winning the category overall.  In addition we were ‘Commended’ for Customer Service Excellence.

It is an honour to have been be nominated and win alongside the best businesses in Welwyn Garden City. 

We are proud to be one of the leading legal firms in the region. We have grown and changed over the years, and accompanying our growth is a wealth of experience gained across many fields of law. That’s why our clients tend to stay with us for a long time.   It’s been the same throughout our long history. In fact our story goes back as far as the 16th century, where the Hawkins part of our name can trace its early roots.    

In 1930, Arthur Russell Jones started A Russell Jones & Co in Welwyn Garden City after he moved to the town from London. His nephew, John Russell Howard (fondly known by all as Jack) worked with him after university and before the war. When the war finished he joined him in practice.  At some time during this period the firm dropped the ‘A’ and became Russell Jones & Co

In 1987 Russell Jones & Co merged with Hawkins & Co of Portmill Lane, Hitchin, and became Hawkins Russell Jones.  Hawkins Russell Jones grew substantially and Jack’s son, David Howard, eventually became senior partner when his uncle and founding partner retired.  This firm ‘rebranded’ in around 2009 to become HRJ Law

Meanwhile, in the early 1970s the partnership of Foreman Laws was established by Martin Foreman with Geoffrey Laws trading from our current head office at 25 Bancroft, Hitchin.  As a fresh new practice it was recognised for its different approach and attracted commercial clients.  The firm was not the ‘usual’ high street law firm and it grew in size. In 2013 it merged with HRJ Law to become HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors, the firm we are today.

Our wide range of legal services include:

We also have specialist expertise in many business sectors and a longstanding reputation for advising on significant property development projects, business sales and purchases.

For legal advice email us at

Call us 01707 887700 / 01462 458711

Or visit us at 10 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6HG or 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1JW to make an appointment.