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Why local legal
advice is best

The benefits of a local law firm

With today’s technology, replying to advertisements on TV, national press or a pop up on a web page couldn’t be simpler. However, buying a product is one thing; is it always such a good idea to use people you don’t know and will never meet for more complex services?

Talk about the problem

For example, if you were ill, would you want to discuss your condition with someone maybe hundreds of miles away by email or would you want to see a local doctor?

Similarly with legal advice, the benefits of using local experts can far outweigh the initial convenience of the internet and can be just as cost effective.

Meet the experts

With Thomas Dunton you will have the advantage of face-to-face meetings where you can ask questions, get immediate replies and ask for clarity where necessary.

You have the convenience of calling in to our local office or if you telephone you will speak to the person handling your case, not a call centre.

Treated as a person

In all legal matters where you need reassurance, professional advice and a resolution that is right for you, a call to your local lawyer should be your first step; you will be treated as a person and not a file number.

Please click here for a more detailed explanation of the advantages of using a local law firm,

Professional expertise, a high level of service and value for our clients

Thomas Dunton Solicitors is an accredited and independent firm of Solicitors, offering friendly, sympathetic and affordable legal advice tailored to your own individual circumstances. We have specialists in each key area of Law, who can deal with all your legal matters, professionally, from beginning to end.

We value the relationship we have with our clients and your needs are always our first priority.

Our continued growth has been built upon the referrals and recommendations of the many satisfied clients who have appreciated the high level of personal service and value which we provide, combined with funding options that meet their needs and constraints.

Please click here for a brief overview of our services.

Serving Kent and the South-East

Our offices are conveniently based in High Street, Orpington, Kent with excellent access from further afield via the M25.

We have been serving the public for over 35 years with clients throughout the Borough of Bromley and Kent including the local towns of:

Bexley,  Biggin Hill,  WesterhamBromley,  Chislehurst,  Dartford,  Orpington,  Petts WoodWest Wickham & Hayes,  Sevenoaks and  Swanley,

Read some  of the comments made by our clients and the results of our last survey.

Visit our new and dedicated Personal Injury website

We have recently launched a dedicated Personal Injury website containing containing more information and details of the services provided by our highly trained and experienced team of lawyers.

Please click here if you wish to visit this site.

Lexcel — the mark of excellence

Two years ago Thomas Dunton acquired the Lexcel mark of excellence from the Law Society. Since it was introduced, little more than 10% of solicitors in the UK have achieved the distinction.

Every year, each law firm who carries the Lexcel accreditation, undergoes a rigorous examination to ensure standards are being maintained and improved. The following are quotes from the assessors reports for the last two years:

July 2013 “One of the best firms I have seen.”

July 2014 “Thomas Dunton Solicitors is a well-run practice with highly motivated staff members who take great pride in their work and in providing high levels of client care. Simply Outstanding!”

Whether a legal problem is straight forward or complex, Lexcel accreditation gives an assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

Peter Zelnik & Co. Solicitors

Due to ill health, the firm of Peter Zelnik Solicitors, based in Biggin Hill, has closed and  Thomas Dunton have asked to look after the documents left with them including Wills, Powers of Attorney, correspondence, court documents and other important items, in their fireproof safe until requested. They consider Thomas Dunton to be, like them, ”a friendly, local practice who are able to offer you a more personal service than larger, call-centre type lawyers”.

Whilst Thomas Dunton Solicitors are not formally taking over the business, and are not therefore a “successor” to the practice,  we would be pleased to hear from any of their clients with any legal enquiry.


The information on this website is of a general nature and details are prone to change.

Individual advice should always be taken.


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