Our Story

At the entry of our arcade, there is a neon sign that reads: 


The quote is an adaption from a famous speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jnr:

“the line of progress is never straight. For a period a movement may follow a straight line and then it encounters obstacles and the path bends. It is like curving around a mountain when you are approaching a city. Often if feels as though you were moving backwards, and you lose sight of your goal: but in fact you are moving ahead, and soon you will see the city again, closer by”.

The quote helps to explain what brings many of our clients to us. Life, business and public service are not straightforward- there are highs and lows, pitfalls, obstacles and setbacks, all of which require legal intervention in order to get things back on track. Our team are committed to helping our clients, from all walks of life, to navigate the good times and the bad. We provide representation, advice and support at critical points in life and business.

We asked our team why they wanted to become a lawyer and the answers reflect the ethos and values of our firm.

“I was enthused by the family tales, the old stories of helping clients in their troubled times. Always told with such a sense of pride and esteem”;

“When I was growing up, the local solicitor was always regarded as a confidant for the community and a custodian of everyone’s rights. You turned to a solicitor in times of joy like buying your first house or in times of sadness when a family was struggling with bereavement and needed guidance on how to fulfil the wishes of a loved one. I thought about other careers but becoming a solicitor just felt right”.

Napiers has been providing vital legal services for almost a century. Our firm was established in 1930 by James J. Napier, and grew rapidly. James was later joined by his son, Sir Oliver Napier, who built on his father’s early success and helped shape the dynamic, modern practice we are today.


Our new generation of lawyers are highly motivated, forward-thinking, resourceful and effective. Our work is shaped by our integrity and our professionalism.


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