About Morris & Bates Solicitors in Aberystwyth - History

Morris and Bates was founded by two of the existing solicitors, Gareth Morris and Anthony Bates on 1st March 1979. At that time the firm operated from premises at 29 Portland Street Aberystwyth which were formerly a residential property. The firm enjoyed a rapid and successful development and before moving to its present offices had expanded into three additional properties in Portland Street.

In 1986, Morris & Bates took over the established firm of Messrs W.A. Bowen & Griffiths and David Griffiths, the Principal of that firm became a consultant with Morris & Bates, an association he maintained for a number of years until his continued residence in Newcastle Emlyn and reduced connection with Aberystwyth brought the consultancy to an end.

In 1988, Messrs Roberts and Evans (the oldest established firm in the area) joined Morris and Bates and the two principals of that firm Melvin Evans and Denys Evans also became consultants.

Morris and Bates commenced practice with the two founding solicitors and one secretary/receptionist. It has now expanded to include six additional solicitors, David Hinton Jones, Annwen Jones, Richard Morris, Huw Bates, Nia Bates and Christopher Bates.

Morris & Bates also services a Branch Office in Knighton in mid-Wales which is attended by Gareth Morris every Thursday. In April 1998 suitable premises were found in Llandrindod Wells and a further branch office opened.

Over the years, the solicitors in the firm have tended to specialise and details of such specialisation are provided on each solicitor's profile page.

Important Note

Morris & Bates Limited company reference number 07393758 t/a Morris and Bates (VAT No 326 8216 57) is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No.52528). Established in the UK, the company is responsible for compliance with the solicitors rules which are available online at www.sra.org.uk.
The firm has Professional Indemnity Insurance in respect of services provided in England & Wales or anywhere in the world. Its insurance broker is Lockton Companies International Limited, North Quay, Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL