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About us

Founded in 2007, Descartes Solicitors restructured and rebranded in 2012 to emerge as one of London’s leading dynamic law firms, specialising in all aspects of UK Immigration, Human Rights and Family Law.

Our diverse team of qualified practitioners have over 30 years combined legal expertise providing services to both individual and corporate clients globally located. We are uniquely placed to resolve complex legal challenges and to consistently deliver positive outcomes for our clients.

Our principles

Descartes Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our continually expanding team are committed to serving the legal needs of our clients.

We pride ourselves on providing a professional and personalised service designed to build and maintain a long standing relationship with our clients.


Commitment is at the epicentre of our ethos at Descartes Solicitors. Our lawyers are committed to maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of practice and to ensuring that clients have a clear understanding at each step through effective communication. Our commitment extends to undertaking out of offices hours instructions.


Descartes Solicitors regularly handles important and sensitive client information and, as such is registered with the Information Commissioners Office and committed to the data protection guiding principles. In addition to these formalities Descartes Solicitors ensures that all information is kept strictly confidential and that internal or external transfer and delivery services are carried out by secure means.

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At Descartes Solicitors we put quality at the forefront of our practice. Our lawyers, caseworkers and paralegals are trained to the highest standard and are competent to undertake the relevant areas of practice. We consistently exceed client expectations and pride ourselves on being a firm of dedicated, highly experienced and forward thinking professionals.

Competitive Pricing

Descartes Solicitors is a strictly private client only practice. We adopt a fair and transparent aproach to pricing. We provide a realistic fixed fee quotation for our clients to ensure clarity in the cost of engaging our services.


Descartes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities employer and prides itself on its inclusion and diversity track record. The firm won a UK Diversity Legal Award in 2017.Descartes Solicitors not currently recruiting.

Training Contract

At Descartes Solicitors, we provide training contracts that offer real opportunity to aspiring solicitors.We have closed our training contract applications for 2018.

Work Experience

Our placement provides an opportunity to gain an insight into what it is like to work for a law firm and to put your study into practice.

During your work experience, you will gain experience of law in practice which can include the following:

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