About Us

Always approachable, helpful and professional

Thomson Hayton Winkley have been helping people and businesses in Cumbria and beyond for more than a century and a half.  And because more and more people have trusted us to deliver the right solutions time and again, we have continued to grow.

Today with one of the largest practices in the South Lakes region, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of legal services for individuals and their families, and for businesses  – from large commercial enterprises to small rural, farming and family businesses, with tourism and hospitality being a particular specialty.

Our award winning Rural Law Practice branch office is based at the J36 Rural Auction Centre – in the heart of the rural community, with fantastic connections to Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

With a consistently high level of great client feedback, repeat business and personal and professional recommendations, we deliver the kind of service that our clients have come to expect from us and which has helped us remain their trusted Solicitors and advisors.

Powered by MAPD

We are proud to be part of the MAPD Group, to be Powered by MAPD! If Thomson Hayton Winkley Solicitors is a rocket, the MAPD Group is the fuel in our engine that propels us to provide great legal services and high-quality advice to really make a positive difference.  You can find out more about how THW is powered by MAPD here.

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To us, THW Legal means:

Trusted – Our clients have trusted us for generations and this is something we are very proud of.
Helpful – Helping people is what we do – at some very stressful times in our clients’ lives.
Willing – Our team of lawyers and support staff are always willing to learn, progress and help other colleagues when needed.
Likeable – We like to think that we are liked – at least we hope we are!
Efficient – At getting the job done.  That is what clients pay us to do and it is important to us that we do this as efficiently and painlessly as possible, so that they can get on with their lives.
Growing – We have grown steadily and aspire to grow further, whilst retaining our roots.
Authentic – We are not trying to be something we are not.  We know our clients, and we know what they need from us.
Loyal – Loyalty is important, both from staff and clients. We are lucky to have many long serving members of staff which we believe speaks for itself.   That, and the fact that our clients keep coming back and recommending us.


Diversity in the Legal Sector Report  You can view a copy of our Diversity Data 2023 here. THW Diversity Study June 2023

Complaints Handling Policy  You can view a copy of our Complaint’s Handling Policy here. Complaints Handling Policy January 2024