About Us

Why choose Brendan Fleming Solicitors?

A note from Brendan

“I have been prepared to work my entire legal career for low rates of pay representing the less well off.

I look at other members of my profession who charge £250-400 pounds per hour for civil, family and corporate clients. This is fine is you have a large pot of money behind you, but I totally disagree with these hourly rates for an ordinary family.”


– Brendan Fleming

Welcome to Brendan Fleming Solicitors

Brendan Fleming broke all the rules when he set up his firm in 1982 with regard to the image of solicitors.

Typical comments from other solicitors at the time:

“He talks like a common Brummie, is he really qualified?”
“He actually sees people without an appointment!”
“He has a creche in his office, we must report him to the Law Society.”
“I have heard he calls clients by their first name!”
“He allows staff to call him by his first name!”
“He gets into work before his staff and leave after them!”
“He does not allow his staff to drink alcohol at lunch.”
“I have heard he’s even open on Saturdays!”

“Have you heard is advert on the radio?!”


Brendan kicked up quite a storm!

He was in fact reported to the Law Society for having a creche in his offices and faced the charge. It was claimed that he was unfairly attracting clients by the provision of care for their children.

Brendan received a summons to appear before the Law Society in London. His defence was simple:

“Please see tonight’s Evening Mail.”

The press had written a large article about Brendan and taken his defence stating that surely it could not be wrong to provide such a great facility for clients? They printed that the Law Society should be ashamed of themselves for ever considering such a malicious complaint.

The case was dismissed without a hearing.

It is now 2020 and Brendan is still looking after his clients with the same passion and dedication with the determination that low income families can benefit from his expertise and help.

“Brendan is like a chocolate cake – you can’t wait to have a bit more!”

“I watched the video of Brendan at the Stop Forced Adoption conference and thought ‘I want him to be my solicitor.”

“I am very pleased with Brendan. He doesn’t fail you at all.”

“Brendan was straight to the point. I liked the fact that he was genuinely concerned about the costs to the client and, unlike other solicitors, didn’t just want to just take money for anything he could.”

“Brendan fought extremely hard for my daughter; she would have been very proud of him had she been there in the court room: any child would be proud of they way he fought.”

“How can you improve on perfection? You could not, and would not, find a better solicitor anywhere in Birmingham.”

“Really, really excellent, I had bad experiences with other solicitors which knocked my confidence but Brendan has restored my confidence so much.”

“Super service. Brendan saw me on Sunday in addition to Saturday at no extra cost.”

“We spent a long time looking for a family solicitor and Brendan Fleming Solicitors went over and above anything we could ever have expected.”

Why choose us?

We are a legal aid firm and offer legal aid.
 
Most of the work we do is legal aid and many of our clients do not have the worry of having to afford to cover our costs. We are often approached by families who do not qualify for legal aid but find legal fees beyond them. We agree. So that is why we are determined to work at affordable rates to help low income working families.

If Brendan Fleming sounds like the person you would like fighting in your corner, then contact us today.

Brendan Fleming has crafted the firm's Ten Commandments, explaining that the most important people at Brendan Fleming are THE CLIENTS.

CONTACT US

Email: info@brendanfleming.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 999 1408

165 Newhall Street
St. Paul’s Square
Birmingham B3 1SW

The quicker we are instructed, the quicker we can help you.

We give the best service as we've got the best people.

Employee Of The Month

BJF’s very deserving Employee of the Month goes to our very own SUPERHERO/25th hour maker/counsellor/IT wizard/Legal Aid Guru/all round good-blooming-egg…….(I know what you are all thinking but no, it actually isn’t me)……… SAM!!!!!

You are amazing every month Sam, but this month in particular. Here’s some of the reasons:

Tough one this month as I think that I could nominate more than one person, for so many different reasons. However, this month I am voting for Sam. The glue that holds us all together! She works tirelessly for her clients and for all of us. She does so without complaint. She does so much behind the scenes- the place would not function the same way without her.

She has worked tirelessly preparing for the audit, she does it with a smile on her face and is always there to help if needed.

I vote for Sam because of everything she does such as IT and any queries!

Sam. Because that girl deserves the world for every single thing she does for this place and all the staff. Her hours are through the roof, she has been super stressed, but still manages to get everything done and keep the place ticking over. Can’t stress enough how much she does for the firm, clients and everyone else. The place wouldn’t be the same without her.  I could literally write pages and pages. She is just amazing.

Well done Sammio and a great big thank you for all that you do for the Firm and for us all individually! You are kick ass!

 

This month’s runner up is our wonderful, birthday gal, Gemma!!!!!  Here’s just a few reasons:

-For working so hard over the weekend to make the office a fresh and clean environment to work in and for making a way for clients when it seems all hope is lost!

-For being welcoming, helpful and taking the time to go through things with me rather than attending to her amputated finger. I know she was in a lot more pain than she showed, bless her.

Samantha Gallett

Employee of the Month

Meet The Team

Rebecca Ward

Associate Solicitor
Head of Non-Accidental Injury Department

Annette Woodall

Consultant

Gemma Hyett

Client Care and New Business Executive

Julie Young

Family Law Caseworker

Samantha Gallett

Legal Executive – Family Law Advanced Accredited – Associate Lawyer

Ellie Satterthwaite

Solicitor

Natasha Satterthwaite

Solicitor

Varun Lal

Paralegal

Hannah Street

Solicitor

Jane Hurcomb

Family Law Caseworker

Dawn Sweeney

Family Law Caseworker

Alexandra Pearson

Caseworker

Steffi Butler

Family Law Caseworker

Jack Miller-Flynn

Caseworker

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