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About Us

We are a progressive law firm based in our North London Headquarters in Enfield and have been serving the local community since 1899. Our offices are located near Enfield Chase (National Rail) station and a short walk from Enfield Town (London Overground) station. The A10 is just a mile away. The M25 (Junctions 24 or 25) is only a few miles away.

As a multi-partner LLP we specialise in legal advice for both personal and business clients. A full list of our areas of expertise is shown on our home page. We are open during normal working hours from Monday to Friday and can arrange for our solicitors to see clients upto 8pm on Wednesday evenings by prior appointment. We are also able to offer a first consultation at reduced costs for Matrimonial, Employment and Litigation maters - please see our Home page for details.

We are an accredited firm with a number of organisations including the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), ISO 9001:2015 and Resolution. We are also members of LawNet and the LawNet Client Charter. Vanderpump & Sykes are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

We are an equal opportunities employer and subscribe to all forms of equality and diversity.

Historical background

Paul George Vanderpump and Dugdale Sykes began practising as solicitors in 1899, at separate establishments in Enfield. Paul was joined by his brother Frank Louis Vanderpump, who continued practising after his brother retired from ill health. Henry Sykes' son Robert Henry Dugdale Sykes also became a solicitor and in 1935 amalgamated his practice with Frank Louis Vanderpump, to form Vanderpump & Sykes.

Surviving World War II

The Second World War took its toll on Vanderpump & Sykes like everyone else in the country. Sweepstakes were held daily as to which solicitor would be called up next. Robert Sykes was called to serve his country for six years, whilst Frank Vanderpump, too old to be called up, served as a fire watcher. The main focus of work during the war years was probate and criminal -conveyancing was at a very low ebb as people feared the Luftwaffe would flatten London.

Creating the modern practice

After the war Vanderpump and Sykes expanded from their premises over Barclays Bank in the market place to Silver Street. During the last century the firm has had offices in Hertford, Edmonton and Cockfosters. In the 1980s the partnership consolidated into modern offices at Lough Point, offering the space to grow and exploit the potential of communication and information technology.

Please note that we do not provide legal aid, personal injury, criminal, financial advice or CFAs