The Eric Whitehead Partnership’s roots can be traced back to the 1950s when Eric W B Whitehead established the practice Eric Whitehead & Co in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. In the 1960s, branch offices were opened in Stone, Staffordshire and in Cheadle, Staffordshire.
On 1st May 2000, The Eric Whitehead Partnership was founded by Nicolas John and Timothy Halliday, both of whom had been the resident Partners at the Cheadle branch of Eric Whitehead & Co for many years.
In November 2003, Nicholas J John joined the Partnership, having spent four years working at litigation practices in the City of London, and was made a Partner in 2004 and then a Director in 2005 when the firm changed its status from that of a Partnership to that of a Limited Company.
The Directors are assisted by qualified Solicitor Elizabeth Halliday and Kevin J Bowden, a Civil Litigation Executive who joined the Cheadle branch of Eric Whitehead & Co in 1976 and who has remained with the firm in its various forms ever since.
The Partnership has a Legal Aid Franchise (now called a Specialist Quality Mark) in the area of Family Law. This means that the Legal Services Commission (formerly the Legal Aid Board) has considered and approved the management structures within the Partnership and is satisfied that the Partnership offers a professional and quality service to its clients.
In January 2006, The Partnership joined a select group of law firms to be awarded The Law Society’s Lexcel standard. Lexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard and is only awarded to firms which meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo a rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.
In December 2011, the Partnership was awarded the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) Accreditation.
Our offices are conveniently situated ten miles east of the City of Stoke on Trent in the heart of the attractive market town of Cheadle.