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ABOUT US

- We are a small partnership which believes in “small is better” in terms of the quality of service which we are able to offer to our clients.

 

We are not a traditional law firm. If you like, call us a ‘virtual’ law firm.

 

What does this mean?

 

It means simply that we don’t operate in the same way as a traditional law firm, with a fixed office where clients have to come to see us, and lots of administrative staff and excessive overheads.

"The great advantage of being a small practice is that we get to
know our clients and their matters well, and our clients have direct
contact with the same lawyer for the duration of their matter."


Our lawyers can be flexible in terms of the times when they work, deal directly with our clients and meet clients where it is mutually convenient - be that at our virtual office in central London, a local Costa or at one of any number of virtual offices and meeting rooms available to us across London, Hertfordshire and any other agreed location.

This means that most times our clients get to see us at a time and place convenient for them – which is great when you have to go to work and can’t take time off!

All you need to do is to contact us to book an appointment and we can arrange for you to come to our central London location, or for us to meet at another mutually convenient virtual office or other location. And for our East Hertfordshire and Harlow clients, we are based locally in Stanstead Abbotts, Ware.

 

OUR PEOPLE

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Our two partners, Kay and Abi Agbaje-Williams, both worked in the public sector, and then in the private sector before deciding to launch out with their own practice. They are both passionate about fairness and about seeing justice done, and for that reason apply all their skills and energy to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients.

Their passion makes for interesting debates in the office about the ‘hows and whys’ of any given situation, and of course about what they would do if they were the lawmakers!

You can read some more about our partners below.


Kay Agbaje-Williams

KAY AGBAJE-WILLIAMS

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Practice areas: Immigration, Civil Litigation, Housing

Kay is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a seasoned advocate before the County Court, Companies Court, and the Immigration, Criminal Injuries Compensation and Social Security tribunals. He is also qualified to practice in Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He began his legal career abroad at the firm of Rotimi Williams and Co, one of the foremost legal practices in Nigeria at the time. Following successful completion of his LLM at University College London, he went on to work at the Home Office before becoming a presenting officer for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority where for many years he successfully advocated the Government’s position in countless tribunals, saving the Government millions of pounds.

He then moved from the public sector to the private sector where he worked with Hackman Solicitors in London. Whilst there, he built up a significant practice in immigration law as an accredited immigration practitioner, in addition to his growing civil litigation and commercial law practice.

Kay is best known for his tenacity and attention to detail, his sound reasoning and analytical abilities, and his problem solving skills. These together with his effective and strategic negotiation skills have resulted in ‘more than satisfactory’ settlements and outcomes for clients.

We tease him in the office about his love of legal technicalities and his detailed skeleton arguments – but that is what makes him such a successful practitioner!

A very private person, he loves listening to music, and following the Formula One racing season.

He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (“ILPA”) and the British Nigerian Law Forum (“BNLF”).

 

ABI AGBAJE-WILLIAMS

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Practice areas: Employment, Discrimination, Civil Litigation, Mediation (Neighbour & Community), policy work

Abi is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with experience in both claimant and respondent employment work acquired in the public sector and in private practice. An effective and strategic negotiator with keen analytical skills, she began her legal career in the Department for Constitutional Affairs,”DCA” (now Ministry of Justice) as an in-house legal adviser to the HR department and other parts of the DCA on a range of subject areas including, employment, discrimination, personal injury and public law. Prior to this, she was a manager in the county courts and central government, giving her the foundational and practical skills to deal with the minutiae of employment law practice.

Abi Agbaje-Williams

Abi's time at DCA was followed by a period at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, first as a litigation solicitor conducting litigation in discrimination law claims taken up by the Commission, before moving to the Legal Policy Team as a senior policy lawyer. This developed her existing policy skills acquired at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, working in a cutting edge policy team. At the Commission she worked on the Equality Bill (now Equality Act 2010) where much of her work involved commenting on government bills, providing information for use in Parliament and attending meetings with stakeholders.

From there she moved into private practice in the City, practising as a consultant employment lawyer at Crowther Solicitors before forming Williams Hortor with Kay.

Abi is an accredited community mediator and provides voluntary mediation with Mediation Hertfordshire. In her spare time she enjoys going to the theatre, spending time with friends and family and making creative gifts.

She is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association, the Discrimination Law Association, and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (“CIPD”).  She is also qualified to practice in Nigeria as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.