As a successful and dynamic medium sized firm of costs lawyers and draftsmen within the legal services sector, the Daily Telegraph on-line Business Club has chosen John M Hayes as an example of how to prosper in an ever more difficult and challenging market place and in trading conditions not known for more than a generation.
The John M Hayes story captured in this short film identifies the company’s history of more than a quarter of a century, from its humble beginnings in Amersham, Buckinghamshire to its present position as one of the, if not the, largest national company of its kind. With eleven offices around England and Wales the company has, rather uniquely, grown organically rather than through acquisitions and still has its founder, John Hayes, at the helm. From his early days as a Baptist Minister through to developing a successful business in the legal world, John still works hard to ensure the company ethos is maintained through his managers and his regional teams of draftsmen and costs lawyers.
The film illustrates from the interviews given by John Hayes himself, his Deputy Managing Director Kate Oliver and Technical Director Alex Bagnall, the enthusiasm, drive and determination that is conveyed and practised around the company. It is this influence that has enabled the company to retain the nucleus of the 100 draftsmen and costs lawyers that we have working for us today. This together with the importance we place on establishing long term relationships with clients has facilitated our success and more recently laid the foundation for what we expect to be an even more testing future.