The History of Hodders

Date and Significant Events in History

Hodders Solicitors Significant Events


The first ever final of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest football competition took place. Wanderers F.C. defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
The Royal Engineers team that played the FA Cup Final

Thomas Harley Jones, our original founder, qualified as a solicitor aged 22/23 years old.

He immediately began practising as a sole practitioner.


Whilst in the midst of the Boer War, the first edition of Daily Express was published and Great Britain won 15 medals at the Paris Olympics.

Harley Rayner Hodder our second co-founder, qualified as a solicitor aged 22 years old.



Thomas Harley Jones an Harley Rayner Hodders join forces and create the firm Harley Rayner Hodder and begin practising at 76 Finsbury Pavement, London.



H R Hodder and Sons is formed when Harley’s son John Rayner Hodder joins the firm.


By 1933,  H R Hodder and Sons are showing in the Law Society archives as having 3 offices, at 76 Finsbury Pavement in London, Harlesden and Harrow.


H R Hodder and Sons buy the practice of Edgar H Hiscock in Craven Park, London, NW10.


H R Hodder and Sons became Hodders Law


Hodders Law acquired new premises at 162 Church Road Willesden.


Hodders Law acquired the practice of R Ormsby Taylor and Co at 311 Harrow Road.


Hodders Law acquired the practice of TW Lynch and Co at 50 Station Road, the site of our current Head Office.


Hodders Law acquired the practice of Regan and Co the current site of our Battersea Office


Hodders Law was incorporated to form Hodders Law Limited

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