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Our clients are always our first priority

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

In all legal matters where you need reassurance and good professional advice, a call to your local solicitor should be your first step; you will be treated as a person and not a file number.

With Thomas Dunton you have the advantage of face-to-face meetings with solicitors who are experts in their field, where you can ask questions, get immediate replies and ask for clarity where necessary.

You can either call in to our local office or telephone, knowing you will be able to speak to the person handling your case and not a call centre.

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

Please click here for a brief overview of our services.

Vernon Hadida, Partner


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 almost 40 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,


The Answers to our Christmas Quiz

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas Quiz which was published in the local press.

You were asked if a variety of statements, concerning everyday legal issues, were true or false.

If you would like to find out how you got on, please click here.

Further information on all the subjects mentioned can be found on this website.


Information videos on important everyday subjects

We are pleased to present to you some useful information videos.

Here is an example, explaining the basic facts about Inheritance Tax

Please click here for  Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and Inheritance Tax.

Our dedicated Personal Injury website

Please visit our dedicated Personal Injury website which contains more detailed information about different types of injury and the services provided by our highly trained and experienced team of lawyers. This video illustrates the expertise we can provide.

Please click here if you wish to visit this site.


Free Newsletters and Guides

Please click on the appropriate link below to read our latest newsletters. If you would like copies for yourself or friends, please simply call us on 01689 822554 or email

For details of all our newsletters or to request a copy, please click here.

BBC’s “Rip Off Britain” talks to Thomas Dunton

We were delighted when the producers’ of the BBC consumer programme “Rip off Britain” asked if Catherine Crabtree would like to appear and answer question about the importance of Wills and why  the wording must exactly reflects your wishes. They had seen the videos on this website and had been very impressed !

The programme, the third in the latest series, went out on 14th September and will be available for a short time on iPlayer.

“The Legal Hour” Phone-in programme on LBC 97.3

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton, is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio. During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

Each programme, which can be found from the “News” menu on the left side of your screen, is annotated with each subject covered for easy reference and access.

Please click the red button in the side panel to listen to the latest programme.


What others think of us

Lexcel — The Lexcel accreditation gives an assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. Little more than 10% of solicitors in the UK have achieved this mark of excellence from the Law Society and every year, each law firm who carries this accreditation, undergoes a rigorous examination to ensure standards are being maintained and improved. The following are quotes from recent assessors reports:      

  • One of the best firms I have seen.                                          
  • 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!    
  • An excellent firm.       
  • The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.

Clients –Each of our clients is a Client Satisfaction Survey form on completion of their case. Out of 1927 replies to our questions, we are delighted to report their responses for 2013 and  2014.

  • 79.1% of our clients were “Very satisfied”,
  • 20.2% were “Satisfied”
  • 0.7% were “Not satisfied”.

Please click here for a full breakdown of the results of the survey. 


Peter Zelnik & Co. Solicitors

The firm of Peter Zelnik Solicitors, based in Biggin Hill, has closed and Thomas Dunton look after the documents left with them including Wills, Powers of Attorney, correspondence, court documents and other important items.  We would be pleased to hear from any of their clients with any legal enquiry. Please click here for more information.


 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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Free Legal Talks

New series of talks starting on  Tuesday 21st February at 11am in Orpington Library.

Thank you to all members of the public who attended our talks in 2016. We hope that they were helpful to you in planning for the future. Through these talks over the past five years, we have been able to help hundreds of people by providing essential free advice on subjects that everyone should be aware of.

In our next talk we will be discussing the following topics:

  • The Government’s new Inheritance Tax proposals. Can you really leave £1,000,000 tax free ?
  • Does your Will provide effectively for your dependents and loved ones ? How often should you review it?
  • The problems you leave by not having a Will.
  • What is a Power of Attorney and why it may be more important to you than a Will?

You will be able to ask questions about your specific concern without any obligation.

You will receive a free information pack on the subjects we discuss and you can listen again to parts of the talk through videos on this website.

The talks start at 11am and lasts approximately one hour including questions. There is no need to book,  just call in on the day.

Please click here for more information and videos on Wills, Lasting powers of Attorney and Inheritance tax.

LBC Legal Hour

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio.
During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

You can listen to the whole of each broadcast or just select a particular topic by clicking on the individual headings within each programme. The latest recording for 12th October is now available.

Listen to all the Podcasts »

What our clients say about us:

  • Catherine Westcott truly helped us beyond her duty and was always there for us, going that extra mile made all the difference.

  • “All very satisfactory, efficient and approachable. We now look upon Thomas Dunton as our solicitors”.

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service that you have provided. We will be recommending Thomas Dunton to our family and friends”. 

  • “Great patience and great deal of thought to ensure our Will achieved our complicated requirements. Thank you”.

  • “I found the staff I dealt with professional, practical and patient…helping to clarify matters and enabling me to take better informed decisions”.

  • “Wonderful and understanding of my circumstances. Guided me through the process and presented all the options in a way that I could understand”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor”.

  • “The service was exceptional —  friendly, welcoming and sympathetic. I do not think that I could have received a better service anywhere else”

  • “I have no words to express my gratitude to your amazing work and patience”.

  • Thank you very much for the courtesy, care and efficiency which we have received from you and everyone we have dealt with at Thomas Dunton.  We made a good choice when deciding to go with yourselves!

  • Thank you so much for all your help for my family and I.  I am so very  grateful.  You’re  my little Christmas angels. December 2015

  • What you all do for people is amazing. You should all be proud of yourselves for putting a little bit of light back in my life and I’m most certain that of others. December 2015

  • “The firm give their clients very detailed and clear advice in plain English.”

  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”