Josiah Hincks was first registered to practice law in 1927 and initially Mr Josiah Hincks practiced alone. In 1948 he was joined by his son – so the addition to the name ‘Josiah Hincks & Son’. Later in 1958 they formed a partnership with Mr John Bullough and hence the firm of ‘Josiah Hincks Son & Bullough’ was born.
Mr Josiah Hincks died in December 1957 and his son took over the running of the firm. Over the years other partners were added but the name was retained. Mr John Bullough sadly passed away and there are none of the founders now alive. In October 2008 Josiah Hincks rebranded reverting the firm’s name back to ‘Josiah Hincks’
The building which houses our firm also has a history. The building we are in, The Manse, along with the church next door, St Stephen’s, was originally sited on London Road in Leicester. However, both of the buildings were moved, stone by stone, to their new site on De Montfort Street in the late 1880’s to facilitate the construction of the Leicester Railway Station.
Senior Partner Andrew Eagle said “it’s really fantastic that we can celebrate in this way and note not just the growth of the firm in terms of its legal work but the other aspects we have developed such as the Neil Head memorial prizes at University of Leicester and DeMontfort University as we try to encourage aspiring young solicitors to excel in their studies. We are also proud to be Club solicitors to Leicester Tigers and to sponsor a player each year. Our association with the club and players has grown over the years”.
The firm has a strong connection with De Montfort University not just in terms of the memorial prize but in helping would be solicitors with their training. Since 2006 Josiah Hincks have had 12 trainees who studied at DMU and have undertaken a training contract with them and they currently have 2 more who are waiting to start their training.
The firm has always looked for ways to support charities and encouraged its staff to be involved in fund raising. The firm acts for a number of charities and also personally act as Trustee on two charity boards, one of which is Rainbow Africa which provides education and medical care in Livingstone Zambia. The firm has sponsored 2 London to Paris bike rides for that charity.
In 2007 Josiah Hincks held a fund raising event for Matt Hampson as part of its re-brand and raised over £7500. Every month Josiah Hincks holds a dress down day for charity and since 2008 they have raised over £21000 for various charities including Hope Against Cancer, Leicestershire County Air Ambulance, Help for Heroes, Sparks, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research, LOROS to name but a few.