History 1868 – 1957
William Bache started the practice now known as Baches Solicitors LLP in 1868; Baches have always been in West Bromwich due to the ongoing relationship with the Salter family. The original firm was known as Wm Bache & Sons and in 1898 the firm was inherited by William’s son, Thomas Foley Bache who was assisted by Arthur Arter, an unqualified clerk. Arthur remained loyal to Wm Bache & Sons throughout his career, until his retirement in 1957.
The practice grew under the guidance of Thomas and he was joined by his brother, Charles in 1903 and his brother, Frances in 1906. In 1916, Wm Bache & Sons acquired Caddick and Walker Solicitors another local West Bromwich firm and in 1926 the firm moved to the current offices at Lombard House, Cronehills Linkway. Frances Bache became the firm’s senior acting partner following the accidental death of his brother, Thomas in 1927.
History 1990’s onwards
The firm amalgamated with Hughes & Cooper Solicitors of local town, Wednesbury in the 1990’s and shortly changed its name from Wm Bache, Hughes Cooper to ‘Baches’ as the firm was commonly known by locals.
In 2008, Baches became an all female partnership with 4 female partners headed by Ann Simonds; in 2014 Baches Solicitors became a Limited Liability Partnership thereby starting a new journey as a local legal practice with a real emphasis on the community and family.
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