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Wolferstans is a major Plymouth law firm with a history going back to 1812. Based in North Hill, with satellite offices in Plympton and Plymstock, we provide a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of individuals, families, SME’s, public sector and voluntary organisations based throughout Devon and Cornwall.

Wolferstans’ commitment to and integration with the local community, has been a permanent fixture throughout its 200 year history. The firm has strong links with Plymouth Raiders, whilst its Partners sit as Trustees, Directors and School Governors throughout Plymouth and the drive to work area.

Our clients include private individuals – in many cases acting for successive generations of the same families; young, entrepreneurial businesses and also those which have developed from early beginnings into sizeable organisations; public sector organisations including Plymouth University, government agencies, and a number of local schools; and voluntary organisations such as charities.

Our people are second to none and our clients tell us they appreciate the powerful combination of outstanding legal knowledge with confidence delivered in plain English so that it is easily understood.

As you would expect for a firm the size of Wolferstans, we offer a wide range of services. For private individuals we provide services which help in times of change, such as moving home or making a will; or in periods of difficulty such as a bereavement, family breakdown, problems at work, or making a claim for an injury sustained. For our business, public and voluntary sector clients we can help with commercial property transactions, dispute resolution, employment law, corporate restructuring and commercial contracts.

Wolferstans has a nationally recognised reputation as a specialist practice in respect of personal injury and medical negligence. The firm acts for individuals based throughout the United Kingdom and has systems in place to ensure advice can be delivered in a timely and expert fashion.


Wolferstans is a LawNet member firm, a national network of law firms committed to excellence. Each member firm is independently audited to ensure they continue to deliver the highest standards in client care and professional service, to give you peace of mind that your case will be handled expertly, and that your interests will come first.

Independent client satisfaction surveys of more than 30,000 customers show that 90% of LawNet clients gave the highest ranking of ‘very satisfied’ with their experience and 98% rate firms highly for their understanding of needs and the clear communications. 96% say they will use their LawNet firm the next time.

LawNet was established in 1989 to enable a collaborative, national network where independent law firms could share knowledge, best practice and expertise.

Better service – quality assured law firms; independently audited

A good lawyer must be expert in the law; that goes without saying. But they also need to show a firm commitment to providing a clear, practical legal service with the highest quality procedures in place, giving you peace of mind that your case will be handled expertly. You can be confident that LawNet firms provide this, as every LawNet member is hand-picked, giving you confidence that you will receive only the best advice and services – quickly, efficiently, and at the right cost.

Every LawNet member must secure and maintain the LawNet ISO9001 quality assurance standard – which includes regular independent evaluation, providing in-depth analysis of their performance and recommendations for continuous improvement to ensure customers receive the best possible service.

Better resources – local service, national resources

The combined income of the firms comprising LawNet is currently in excess of £300m – equivalent to a UK Top 15 law firm – with members ranging from £2m to £25m turnover. It enables the network to provide LawNet firms with access to the types of resources normally only available in the largest firms. This means that customers benefit from a superior legal service combining local knowledge and personal detail backed by a depth and breadth of expertise comparable with the biggest law firms in the country.

Better connected – network of over 2,000 solicitors

As a LawNet member firm we are part of a network of over 2,000 lawyers across the UK, and with links across Europe through the Eurojuris network. Everyone in the network is committed to sharing expertise, knowledge and best practice – which ensures that you benefit from the experience and resources of not just your solicitor but the entire network.

LawNet does not seek to profit from its members, only to see them grow and be successful in their local market. Visit www.lawnet.co.uk for more information.

Please contact us to discuss your legal needs.

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