Our offices are in New Square, Lincoln's Inn which is one of the four Inns of Court and is at the heart of London's legal world. New Square was built between 1682 and 1698 with the Inn's gardens and lawns being laid out in 1843. The entrance to our offices at Number 7 can be found in More's Passage, which was named after Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Lord Chancellor during the reign of Henry VIII.
Ambrose Appelbe founded our firm in Lincoln's Inn in 1935 and gave discreet, personal advice to clients as varied as Ingrid Bergman, Mandy Rice-Davies and John Christie. He helped found the National Marriage Guidance Council (now Relate), Help the Aged and was a founding trustee of the Albany Trust.
Felix Appelbe has continued the firm's history of philanthropy by establishing a number of charities including Save the Elephants and The Poor School as well as utilising his many contacts and years of experience to assist charities, their fundraising activities and dealings with the Charity Commission.
Alongside Felix, Lisa Bolgar Smith has continued the traditions of Ambrose Appelbe since becoming Senior and Managing Partner in 1995. She has successfully developed the firm from a general practice to one with four reputable practice areas of Family, Dispute Resolution, Private Client and Land & Property. To find out more about our lawyers working in these areas, please click here.
Our clients are diverse: businesses and individuals come to us for our blend of personal attention and commercial judgement and benefit from our holistic approach to their case. To find out more about our range of clients please click here. The firm is proud of its reputation for providing the highest level of personal service, which is maintained by gaining a full understanding of the particular circumstances and requirements of each client.
Ambrose Appelbe founded our
firm in 1935
Lisa Bolgar Smith
Ambrose Appelbe is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registration number 191153.