A Short History Of Page Nelson

September 5, 2012 1:09 pm

Practice commenced by William Tomlinson Page the Younger (to distinguish him from his father, of the same name) who was manager of the Lincoln and Lindsey Bank – now HSBC Bank at Stonebow, Lincoln. It is believed that he originally practiced from an office at the junction of Clasketgate and Flaxengate.

Arthur Brown Porter taken into partnership – name changed to Page and Porter.

Moved to new purpose built office at 5/6 Bank Street. At the same time, joined by Harold E. Page, who was admitted in that year. It is believed that he continued as an Assistant Solicitor during his father’s lifetime but with a condition that on his death Harold E. Page would be taken into partnership by Arthur Brown Porter.

Death of William Tomlinson Page. Harold E. Page taken into partnership but as Junior Partner.

Partnership dissolved after seven stormy years (including an actual or potential Chancery action over a right of way for Arthur Brown Porter to the strong-room!) The property was “auctioned” between the Partners and Harold E. Page became sole owner (practicing as Harold E. Page). Arthur Brown Porter moved to premises in the High Street.

Mr Page’s son, Arthur Douglas Page, taken into partnership as Page and Page, though after a few years left to take a post with Kodak Limited. He remained a nominal Partner until just before World War II and the firm name continued as Page and Page.

Death of Harold E Page (at age of 90) whereupon Practice purchased by J.R who changed its name to Page & Co in April 1967 moved to 5 Lindum Road.

Merged with Nelson Wright and Walker to become Page Nelson.

De-merged with several partners and fee earners leaving to join McKinnells Solicitors. Alan Horner left as sole practitioner.

Steven Forster B.A. (Hons) joins as partner.

Neil Jones taken into partnership and the Practice changes name to Page Nelson SolicitorsLimited.

Moved to new premises on Doddington Road, Lincoln.

Page Nelson is a Lincoln-based Solicitors who specialise in conveyancing law, making a will, Energy Performance Certificates, re-mortgaging, and residential and commercial property.