About Hedleys

Hedleys and Co Solicitors was established in Sunderland in 1880 by Alfred Octavius Hedley who was the eighth son in his family.

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Initially, the firm’s area of expertise was linked to ship owning and ship building companies based in Wearside.

Perhaps more importantly, from the city’s point of view, this was also the year that saw Sunderland AFC begin to play football under their now famous name.

The practice, like Sunderland Football club, has become synonymous with the city of Sunderland and both continue to perform in their respective Premier Leagues – (if only The Stadium of Light was as impressive as our offices!)

Over the 129 years since Hedleys was established, the company has grown in size and scope, now providing a much wider range of legal services.

As a family business, we strive to provide both a professional and pragmatic resolution of our client’s problems

The firm traditionally has a reputation for providing unmatched levels of service in both domestic and commercial conveyancing. In order to meet our clients growing demands, we have developed an expert and committed legal team to provide a wide range of specialist legal services.

At Hedleys we believe in the old-fashioned values of service and customer satisfaction.

Core Values

The ongoing success of Hedleys as a family business, looking after families, is founded on the following core values. We have gained our reputation for excellence by making sure that these values are communicated and applied by our staff in our everyday operations.

  • Service
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Integrity
  • Professional
  • Value for money”

It is the key focus of all of our staff to guarantee the highest standard of service delivery in all our endeavours. We believe that this is essential in order to ensure Customer Satisfaction in every aspect of our business.

Our highly professional team is focussed on delivering this wide range of specialist services to exceed our client’s expectations in all aspects of our business.

A number of the services we provide involve dealing with stressful and upsetting issues, our staff are trained to deal with such issues with care and sensitivity.

Often a number of legal service are required to deal with financial issues, in order to minimise any further financial burden, we do your utmost to provide our services at the best value for money.

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