Traditional Values & Modern Approach

Horwood & James has been providing the highest quality legal services for residents of Aylesbury and the surrounding areas since 1792. We are proud to be the oldest independent solicitors in the town.

Although the firm has grown and developed over time, the core values of providing relevant, bespoke legal solutions remains unchanged. Our team of specialist solicitors apply their expertise to provide responsive and supportive, on time and on budget, legal services.

Whether your aim is to buy a house, make a will or resolve a dispute, we take time to listen and understand your specific requirements. Our approach is to build strong and trusted relationships with every client. Every conversation is completely confidential, and our legal advice is tailored to your case.

Horwood & James plays an active role in supporting the local community. This includes being proud sponsors of Aylesbury Vale Dynamos Football Club and Aylesbury Hockey Club.

Our History

The practice was established in 1792 by James James, who died in 1808, to be succeeded by his son and grandson. The latter took Thomas Horwood as his articled clerk in 1846 and they formed the partnership of James & Horwood in 1859.

James James died in 1879 and his sons Alister and Julian followed him into the partnership with Colonel Horwood, but the name of the practice was changed to Horwood & James.

Aged 41 years and working for the firm, he features in this painting; ‘The Jury’, painted in 1861 by John Morgan. The original of this painting now hangs in Buckinghamshire County Museum, just two doors down from our office.

The Jury by John Morgan – 1861