About Us

Bennett Richmond is a law firm based at two offices in Consett and Lanchester. The firm has two partners and came into existence as a firm in the year 2000 when the long-established County Durham firms of Richmond James and Lee and Bennett Wainwright and Richardson merged.


Prior to that the firm can trace its existence back over 100 years. As such we are proud of our history and the personal relationships which we have developed with clients.

At the same time we believe that we are progressive and forward thinking, offering a wide breadth of services to the community both local and further afield for both private individuals and businesses alike.

Bennett Richmond were the first firm in Derwentside to be granted a Legal Aid franchising contract.

We were also the first and still are the only Consett Solicitors to offer Legal and Estate Agency services from the same office, thus simplifying matters for the client so that there is only one point of contact when selling your house.

It is our attention to detail, sympathetic, caring and understanding of your needs and our ability to unravel and deal with complicated problems quickly which is one of the fundamental reasons why our clients choose to use our service again and again.