History & Heritage

Specialist Solicitors and Trusted Advisers

At the heart of South Lakeland for over 200 years

Temple Heelis Solicitors has been serving individuals, families, businesses and communities in South Lakeland for several generations, over 200 years in fact.

We’ve come a long way since the days of William Heelis, who was married to children’s author and farmer, Beatrix Potter. William met Beatrix when she visited his office seeking legal advice for the purchase of a property and farmland in the Lake District. You can still visit William’s original office in Hawkshead where his predecessors founded his legal practice in 1822. W.H. Heelis & Co, went on to become Gatey Heelis, and that firm then merged with Temple & Bargh in the 1990’s to form Temple Heelis

We are proud of our history and heritage and feel we have retained many of the best traditional values that have served previous generations well.

An historic firm with a strong vision for the future

Temple Heelis retains a focus upon innovation so that we can continue to deliver the quality services that our clients can rely on but in ways that they should expect from a forward looking professional firm.