Modern thinking, traditional values

Cognitive Law is a contemporary law firm built on foundations that empower our team to think client first, every time. Our collective mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality service at a reasonable and transparent cost.

What We Do
We assist businesses by reviewing and drafting a broad range of commercial contracts including terms of business, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, contracts of service and employment advice.
We specialise in the resolution of Financial and Contractual Disputes for Commercial Clients. Our primary aim is to resolve a client's dispute, whether by litigation, negotiation or mediation, with the minimum impact on their business.
We advise companies and individuals on a range of issues from performance management, disciplinary action, employment contracts, drafting handbooks and advising on employee benefits packages.
Our matrimonial sector has a broad experience in all facets of family law. We support families through all aspects of divorce and relationship breakdown, child contact and residence, and family mediation.
Latest News
On the Trail of Back Door Hires
“Back door hires”, “back door placements”, “back dooring”, call it what you like, it’s incredibly frustrating when it happens At best it can happen by accident At worst it can be a deliberate attempt to...
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Cognitive Law Extends its Family Law Offering in the North West
On 3 April 2017, Cognitive Law welcomed family law practitioner Sue Clements to their growing team of consultant solicitors Sue, who is based in Liverpool, is the first addition for the firm outside of the South East...
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Data Subject Access Requests - Has the Court of Appeal Tipped the Balance Back in Favour of Employees?
The Court of Appeal’s decision on 16 February 2017 is good news for employees making a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to access their personal data but it is a disappointing blow for employers who will find that...
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Join Us and be cognitive
As a client centric law firm, outstanding levels of service are at the core of our business. We operate a fee-sharing model which is industry leading and designed to reward you incrementally on how much legal work you choose to undertake. We’re looking for entrepreneurial lawyers to join our professional network. We want to engage with individuals who share our vision to work in a new way in delivering the very best in legal services to their clients.
Are you Cognitive?
Our solicitors are aspirational, passionate about working with, not just for, clients and in control of their personal career development.
We’ve got your back
Everyone needs a little help every now and then and we have the team and systems in place to offer support when you need it.
The financial bit
Free from billing targets and hourly rate brackets, Cognitive solicitors set their own charging structures appropriate to their clients.
Cognitive community
Our Cognitive community is made up of individuals who share a vision to work in a new way in delivering the very best in legal services.
Current Openings
We are looking for entrepreneurial Company Commercial Solicitors who have the ambition and skills to continue to build on their expertise...
We are looking to expand our offering to include Private Client services to complement the commercial legal services which are at the cor...
The position would suit a well-rounded senior Solicitor with experience of commercial employment work, advising both employers and employ...

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Our Team
Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Stuart Gillespie
Director
Karen Blakesley
Solicitor
Sue Clements
Solicitor
Annabel Cole
Solicitor
Barry Cullen
Solicitor
Kate Limbert
Solicitor
Joanne Bayley
BD & Marketing Manager
Francesca Damario
Legal Manager
Sian Farrington
Operations Manager