Our History

Parker Bird Whiteley can trace its origins back to August 1980 when two criminal defence lawyers launched a Huddersfield-based law firm known as Parker Beddard & Co. The firm later became known as Parker Bird and rapidly expanded into other areas of law providing both publicly and privately funded quality legal advice.

Parker Bird Whiteley was formed in April 2006 and is one of the successor practices of the former Parker Bird. Its partners were originally criminal and civil litigation specialists of the former practice. Parker Bird Whiteley continues to provide its hallmark criminal litigation services to the community of Huddersfield and Kirklees area. Its civil litigation team specialise particularly in personal injury and housing litigation and provide excellent legal representation to clients throughout the region and across the UK.

Fundamentally, the firm has always placed a strong emphasis on the provision of quality legal services to its clients. It is large enough to provide its clients with highly specialised practical advice, yet small enough to give a personal touch and forge long-lasting relations with its clients.