Thomas Dunton Solicitors, is a thriving, dynamic legal practice on Orpington High Street, providing a wide range of legal services.
The practice was founded in 1978 by Norman Thomas Dunton who once said that among his greatest pleasures in life was seeing someone walk in through the door, weighed down with a problem, and know that he was able to help them.
Forty years on, this ethos is still very much part of the firm, the question “How can we help you” being the cornerstone of the Thomas Dunton philosophy.
Carrying on the family tradition from her father, Melanie Dunton joined the firm in 1986 and is now a Senior Partner. She now heads our Private Client Department assisting clients with the financial aspects of Wills, Trusts, taxation and probate. She is also a Family Mediator.
Joining her as fellow Senior Partner is Vernon Hadida, who joined in 1992 and brought to the firm three years’ experience of working in a City of London law firm, where he trained and practised. Now head of Dispute Resolution in the firm, he is a CEDR accredited mediator and also plays a large role in running and planning the affairs of the practice.
Tessa Bengo subsequently became a partner in the firm in 2002, bringing a wealth of Family Law experience. Specialising in Children Law and financial issues arising on relationship breakdown, she now heads the Family Department.
The partners have built up a team of highly experienced lawyers and committed support staff who provide a wide range of services to both private individuals and businesses, and their reputation is founded on a tradition of care
Our Personal Injury team is headed up by Robert Sardo. Group. A graduate of London and Oxford Universities, he qualified as a Solicitor in 1992, joining Thomas Dunton in 2004.
Robert specialises in Personal Injury work, and undertakes a wide range of other contentious matters. He has Senior Litigator Approved Status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and is an Approved Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Personal Injury Panel.
Together with Jayshree Patel and Vernon Hadida, Robert and his team are highly experienced lawyers and negotiators – ensuring that not only do their clients receive the maximum compensation their injuries deserve but that monies are made available for rehabilitation.
Quality is the key
Whatever your personal injury problems, the team will assess what each particular situation requires, whilst also considering the wider picture. Their aim is not just to resolve the issue of compensation, but to provide immediate rehabilitation assistance, if necessary, and to protect your future interests.
The firm is judged on the quality of the advice it provides and the high level of personal service that clients have come to expect. Clients have said of the service, “Professional, attentive and courteous. Thank you.”
We have attained Lexcel status, which is the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in legal client care. Since it was introduced, little more than 16% of solicitors in the UK have achieved this distinction.
In a changing world, one can never be sure what the future holds, but whatever your situation and the issues you face, Thomas Dunton will provide the expertise and personal attention you need.