One step ahead

We believe that if we’re one step ahead, so are our clients.

Our values
Young in outlook
We bring energy and a fresh approach to everything we do.
Drawn to ideas
We embrace innovation, look for the next possibility and provide thought leadership.
Supportive
We build relationships, we’re there to help.
Practical
We deliver great service beyond just the requirements; we’ll find ways to go further to support clients.

Our history

1979
The firm is born

Based in East Putney and set up by Brian Capstick.

1990
A growing firm

Headcount of 62

1997
Law firm of the year
2008
Inside out

Birmingham office opens

2010
Niche firm of the year

Revenues of £26.4m
Relocation of London office to Wimbledon

2011
Yorkshire expansion

Leeds office opens

2013
More than just the law

We enter the Housing sector

2015
South coast re-location

We relocate our Southampton office to Winchester

2017
One step ahead

Revenues of £37.5m
New senior leadership team announced

Why Capsticks?

Capsticks and the Mindful Business Charter

Wellbeing and good mental health is a key part of our strategy. We signed the Mindful Business Charter to support mental health well being and remove unnecessary sources of workplace stress as well as promote better mental health and wellbeing in the legal community.

The pillars of the Charter include:

  • Openness and respect
  • Smart meetings and emails
  • Respecting rest periods
  • Mindful delegation

Learn more about our journey to good mental health and wellbeing here, and more information about the Charter is available on their website: https://www.mindfulbusinesscha... 

We believe that openness and respect is at the heart of everything we do

Our MBC journey

Our MBC journey

Now Capsticks are official signatories of the Mindful Business Charter, we share our roadmap to achieving awareness of mental health and wellbeing within the firm.

Race At Work Charter

Race At Work Charter

This year Capsticks became an official signatory of Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter, a commitment to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day

2019’s Time to Talk Day was all about bringing together the right ingredients to have a conversation about mental health. Our team provided their ingredients to make a positive conversation about mental health.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 was #BalanceForBetter. Our team shared their own experiences, and how they believe Capsticks supports achieving a balanced working environment.

Black History Month

Black History Month

For Black History Month we hosted a number of local office events to celebrate Black contributions to British society. At one of these events our own Paul McFarlane spoke to the firm about his experiences in the legal profession.

Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Employer

We’re committed to ensuring that all of our salaries and contractor rates are fair. As an employer who recognises the real cost of living, in 2019 Capsticks became an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Making an impact in our local communities
We believe we have a responsibility to contribute to our community. Often the people our clients are working for are the more vulnerable or less well-off in society. By putting something back we also gain a better understanding of the people who may benefit from our legal work too. We’re also committed to make our practices as environmentally sustainable as possible.
What our clients say about us
Capsticks' strength comes from the leadership of the senior partners and the care which has gone into assembling a team of bright lawyers, who are motivated and work well together in a challenging environment.
Legal 500, 2019