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Taking Action. Effecting Change. Creating Impact.

We will protect and help your business as if it were our own. We do this by providing a clear way forward and by giving you an opinion rather than just a list of legal options.
People, environment, and community are important to us and by protecting and helping our clients’ businesses to grow we can in turn effect change in the communities in which we live and work.

Values driven

Square One Law is a progressive values driven commercial law firm created to offer a better way of providing legal services. We approach the advice we give from the perspective of our clients, working flexibly in a way that suits you and works for your business.

Creative & Fearless

We value long term relationships and want to build trust and authenticity with our clients; it’s important to us that we understand you and your business. The firm has a distinctive culture where lawyers are actively encouraged to be creative and fearless.

Supporting you

Our lawyers and legal advisors are business-savvy and aren’t afraid to give an opinion. Our focus is not just to provide a high-quality service but find solutions, add value and support you when you need it.

Better Business: ESG and ED&I

At Square One Law, we are dedicated to creating a fair, inclusive, and diverse culture that reflects our commitment to ethical and professional behaviour. We prioritise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles as an integral part of our firm’s culture.

Equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) are at the core of our values. We work tirelessly to foster a workplace where everyone feels respected and heard, recognising the value of diverse ideas, backgrounds, and experiences as our greatest assets. Our commitment to ED&I extends to an ever-evolving strategic vision, ensuring that we positively impact our community by treating our clients, colleagues, and connections fairly and respectfully. Internally, we have an ED&I committee where colleagues can share their concerns and ideas, helping us maintain an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We are also members of the Neurodiversity in Business (NiB) network, actively championing neurodiverse individuals and removing barriers to their success.

We work with Sustainable Business Services to record our environmental impact, and this serves as a crucial step towards understanding and mitigating our ecological footprint. By monitoring factors like carbon emissions, waste generation, and energy consumption, we gain insights into how our actions affect the planet. This data enables us to identify areas for improvement, implement sustainable practices, and track progress over time. Additionally, transparency in reporting environmental impacts fosters accountability and encourages individuals, businesses, and governments to prioritise eco-friendly initiatives. By understanding our environmental footprint, we can work towards a more sustainable future for our business and for generations to come.

Read our carbon footprint report
Our Charity Partners

Committed to creating a fair, inclusive and diverse culture

At Square One Law, we are committed to creating a fair, inclusive and diverse culture for our colleagues, clients and the wider community. Equity and inclusion are paramount to ensuring that everyone feels respected and heard. We deeply value the importance of diverse ideas, backgrounds and experiences – and recognise that these are some of our greatest assets.

As a responsible business and employer, we strive to have an all-encompassing and ever-evolving strategic vision for achieving this and to positively impact our community by treating our clients, colleagues and connections fairly and respectfully.

We have an internal ED&I committee with whom our colleagues share their concerns and ideas to help us continue to create and maintain an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are also a member of the Neurodiversity in Business (NiB) network, and foster an inclusive workplace that champions neurodiverse individuals and removes any barriers to their success.

Read our summer 2023 SRA diversity survey results

square one logo good work pledge
We have been awarded the Advanced Good Work Pledge by the North of Tyne Combined Authority, and operate aligned with the principles of the pledge. As a business that operates as part of the North East community, we are committed to making the region a great place to live and work.

The Square One Law team are excellent. They always provide us not only with rapid, detailed and most of all, cost effective guidance but also advice that is very commercial.

Trevor SilverChairman, Landid

We’ve worked with Square One Law across our business from the start. They understand our proposition and can deliver in terms of us achieving quick turnaround times for our customer base, which will promote new benchmarks for the industry.

Stephen PrattHead of Originations, Atom Bank

It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisors. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter StephensonExecutive Chairman, Able UK

The reason that our partnership has worked is that when you’re building a business you need to work with organisations that will take the time to understand your business, that have all the resource base that you need and that you trust. I think that when you build up a start-up you need to pull on a lot of resources and having an organisation that you can just lift up the phone – you can talk to somebody – and they’ll give you some interim advice on the spot, then that’s great; then you can go through more detail in the process.

Matthew LumsdenCEO, Connected Energy

The Square One Law team played a pivotal role in the launch and growth of North East Times. Their input extended beyond legal matters, offering crucial business advice that spurred our early initiatives. Recently, their support proved invaluable once more. Their guidance was key in securing a new investment, enabling our expansion into digital publishing and bespoke high-level events. Their pragmatic and efficient approach was refreshing and has made a big contribution to the growth of our business.

Pete Mallon and John DunnsNorth East Times

I would not have taken the business anywhere other than with Square One from my previous experiences but you all - without compromise - delivered over and above my expectations. My whole Team commented on a regular basis as to the professional and supportive interaction throughout the project. I cannot thank you all enough and would without question recommend Square One to anyone as my first choice for any legal advice. Great to work alongside and do business with good, kind, committed and professional people with great values.

Gavin DunnFormer owner and director of RH Irving