Make it easy. Make it Langleeeasy.

We’re a very different law firm from all the law firms that tell you how different they are. Here’s why.

For a start, take a look at our list of clients. From farmers and landowners to real estate investors and schools, colleges and universities. Huge commercial organisations, tiny family businesses and private estates looking to protect what they’ve earned for the next generation.

A diverse mix of clients, and a diverse set of skills in our team help us bring the right expertise to the right challenge, every time. And, because we’ve become specialists in all sorts of markets, we’ve built a team from all sorts of backgrounds and disciplines – making us an unusually interesting mix of characters for a solicitor’s firm.

What everybody has in common, though, is that they listen. They don’t bury themselves in the paperwork when there’s
a human being we can get to know and build a real relationship with. And, as it’s impossible to get to know anyone when you’re talking in jargon or legal speak, we decided we could make more of a difference simply by having conversations
– the way people do.

Of course, we don’t expect you to believe that we’re any different to the others simply because we say so. But you’re always very welcome to come over and let us prove it to you.

Law isn’t as complex as you think.

We make it easy to understand, easy to follow, and easy to get what you need doing, done.

Culture and Values

We believe in and will build a successful business by

  • Developing growing and mutually profitable relationships
  • Being confident and brave
  • Continually improving how we work
  • Creating a positive place to work
  • Investing in our infrastructure
  • Being confident in our place in the wider community
  • Maintaining our reputation and long-term financial well-being

We place our clients at the heart of what we do by

  • Delivering high quality client service
  • Being approachable and responsive
  • Providing practical advice
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Expecting high standards of each other
  • Developing long-standing relationships with our clients

We operate as one team by

  • Helping each other out
  • Building effective teams
  • Connecting and interacting with each other
  • Contributing
  • Showing support and flexibility to each other
  • Enabling our people to develop and retaining them
  • Taking a balanced approach and respecting each other

Leadership and management

Our Strategy and Management Board is responsible for setting our strategy and monitoring progress against it. The board is made up of our CEO and Senior Partner, the heads of commercial law, private law and Home Property Lawyers divisions, plus another partner.

You can read more about them by clicking on their photos below or get in touch using their contact details.

Our Operations Board is responsible for implementing the strategy set by the Strategy and Management Board. It is led by our CEO and made up of the directors for each of our business services teams.

Tim Cross, Senior Partner

Tim Cross

Senior Partner

Des Mannion, Chief Executive Officer

Des Mannion

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Day, Partner and Head of the Private Law division

Mark Day

Head of the Private Law

Sally Cottam , Partner

Sally Cottam

Head of Home Property Lawyers


We want to build a forward-thinking legal services business that changes people’s perceptions about what it is like to work with and be part of a law firm.

Too often, law firms are seen as a distress purchase. Reactive and slow to change. Filled with impenetrable jargon. Places where people do things a certain way because that is the way they have always done them. Where all that is measured are units of time. Where the numbers written on a timesheet matter more than the wellbeing of the people writing them.

We want to turn that on its head.

For our clients, it means making everything as easy as possible. It means constantly critiquing what we do and finding ways to improve, no matter how big or how small they seem. Thinking about what our clients need before they know they need it. Providing solutions that work in the real world, not just the legal world. Making every client feel like our only client.

And for our people, it means creating a culture where they feel valued for more than just their technical expertise. Where everyone feels respected and recognised, no matter who they are or what they do. Where we celebrate success. Look out for each other. Have fun. A culture that fosters the bravery and ambition to make everything we do, the best thing we have ever done.

It also means better understanding the impact our decisions and actions have on our communities. Especially how we, as people and as a business, can make a positive impact now and in the future on wellbeing, on equality and inclusivity, and on the environment.


Langleys York Office


Langleys Lincoln Offices


What our clients say about us

The team is excellent at dealing with high value construction related disputes and claims for faulty materials. We are exceptionally pleased with their level of service.

Legal 500, Commercial Litigation, East Midlands 2021

Langleys are a delight to work with: they're client-focused and have a wealth of knowledge.

Chambers - High Net Work - Private Wealth Law - 2021

Langleys take a professional yet pragmatic approach when delivering their advice, which makes them stand out from their competitors.

Legal 500 - Real Estate - 2021

Practical, pragmatic and commercially savvy

Chambers - Employment - 2021


Des Mannion

Chief Executive Officer

03300 947 777

Tim Cross

Senior Partner

01904 683 167

Mark Day

Partner and Head of the Private Law division

01904 683 116
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