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Roche Legal is a vibrant and innovative firm. Not only are we proud of the legal services we provide, we also strongly believe in the importance of being engaged in our community. Over the past four years, our solicitors have been featured in law publications, fundraised for legal charities, become involved in mentorship schemes and delivered community training.

Awards

We work hard for our clients and their families. It’s thanks to this dedication that we’ve been shortlisted for various professional awards.

The Law Society Excellence Awards Highly Commended
The Law Society Excellence Awards Winner
The Parlimentary Review
Yorkshire Legal Awards Private client 2019
Yorkshire Legal Awards Niche Law Firm 2018
Raising the bar award
Investors in Environment Pledge

Our Story

Find out more about us and why we are different.

Our History

Our story began in 2014. Take a look at our key milestones and achievements since then, including awards, published articles, charity fundraising and community work.

Roche Legal, raises £2,410 for Will Aid
November, 2019

Rachel Roche, visits Clio’s office in Dublin to learn more about Legal Technology
November, 2019

Rachel Roche, attends Alzheimer’s Society’s Will to Remember Clinic
November, 2019

Roche Legal, receives Highly Commended at the Law Society Excellence Awards, for Excellence in Private Client Practice
October, 2019

Rachel Roche, signs publishing deal with Law Society Publishing
October, 2019

Roche Legal, publishes book: Challenging a Will, a guide to your legal responsibilities
October, 2019

Roche Legal, wins the Private Client Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards
October, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears on the panel at The Law Society’s Small Firms Division Conference, Leeds
September, 2019

Roche Legal, shortlisted for Business Innovation of the Year at The Press Business Awards
September, 2019

Rachel Roche, visits FinTech company in New York to learn more about technology in business
September, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears on the panel at The Law Society’s Small Firms Division Conference, London
September, 2019

Roche Legal, takes part in York Teaching Hospital Charity’s ‘Make a Will week’
September, 2019

Melanie Pickering, appears on BBC Look North, talking about Claudia’s Law (the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017)
July, 2019

Melanie Pickering, appears on Minster FM, talking about Claudia’s Law (the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017)
July, 2019

Roche Legal, shortlisted for Excellence in Private Client Practice at the Law Society Excellence Awards
July, 2019

Roche Legal, shortlisted for Private Client Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards
July, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears as panel member at Innovate Legal, Harrogate
July, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears as panel member at Innovate Legal, Birmingham
July, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears on the panel at the SRA Innovate Conference in Birmingham
July, 2019

Roche Legal, films for the Law Society Brand Campaign
July, 2019

Rachel Roche, writes for the Law Society Gazette about making more of the Digital Badge
June, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears on the panel at the SRA Innovate Conference in Leeds
June, 2019

Roche Legal, attends Hearing Dogs for the Deaf to learn more about their work
June, 2019

Melanie Pickering, provides Dementia Friends information session for NHS Supply Chain staff
May, 2019

Roche Legal, attains Certificate of Assurance under the Cyber Essentials Scheme
March, 2019

Rachel Roche, attends the Law Society Gazette round table on data driven law firms
March, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears in My Legal Life in the Law Society Gazette
March, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears as guest speaker at LegalEx, London
March, 2019

Melanie Pickering, working in conjunction with the charity Missing People’s policy team, responds to MoJ consultation on the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017
February, 2019

Rachel Roche, appears on Radio 5 Live
February, 2019

Rachel Roche, participates at the Small Firms Division roundtable discussion at the Leeds Law Society
February, 2019

Roche Legal, takes part in filming for the Law Society Brand Campaign
January, 2019

Rachel Roche, Records webinar with the Law Society in conjunction with Joshua Lennon, Lawyer in Residence at Clio, Vancouver
January, 2019

Melanie Pickering, attends the York Teaching Hospital staff Hub, providing advice on Wills, probate, LPAs etc. to staff and visitors to the hospital
January, 2019

Roche Legal, Wins the Chamber of Commerce Raising the Bar Community Award
November, 2018

Roche Legal, Wins the Press Business Award for Socially Responsible Business of the Year
November, 2018

Roche Legal, raises £1,690 for Will Aid
November, 2018

Roche Legal, films with The Law Society following Excellence Award Win
November, 2018

Rachel Roche, Wins Sole Practitioner of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards
October, 2018

Roche Legal, shortlisted for Socially Responsible Business of the Year at The Press Business Awards
September, 2018

Official Launch of Harrogate Office: York Press
September, 2018

Victoria Trelease becomes a Dementia Friend Champion
August, 2018

Rachel Roche, Shortlisted for Law Society Excellence Awards
August, 2018

Roche Legal, Shortlisted for Yorkshire Law Awards
August, 2018

Online Will & Lasting Power of Attorney Service Launched
June, 2018

The Rich Lawyer interviews Rachel Roche
May, 2018

Melanie Pickering becomes a Dementia Friend Champion
May, 2018

Rachel Roche joins The Diana Award as a Mentor
April, 2018

Roche Legal appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the inaugural Law & Justice Parliamentary Review
March, 2018

Victoria Trelease, Senior Solicitor joins Roche Legal
January, 2018

Rachel Roche appears on That’s York TV.
November, 2017

Roche Legal raises £2,685 for Will Aid
November, 2017

Melanie Pickering, qualifies as a Solicitor
October, 2017

Rachel Roche, quoted in Yorkshire Evening Post
August, 2017

Rachel Roche, writes for Law Practice Manager: 5 Things your Firm’s Website Should be Doing for You
May, 2017

Rachel Roche, writes for Law Practice Manager: “What am I paying you for?” Considering value in legal services (Part 2)
May, 2017

Rachel Roche, writes for Law Practice Manager: “What am I paying you for?” Considering value in legal services
May, 2017

Rachel Roche, writes for Law Practice Manager: Should our Regulator be more Visible?
April, 2017

Roche Legal publishes book: Caring for an Elderly Relative, a guide to your Legal Responsibilities
January, 2017

Karen Chirnside, Legal Assistant joins Roche Legal
January, 2017

Roche Legal raises £2,900 for Will Aid
November, 2016

Rachel Roche, writes for Law Practice Manager: Why I travelled 3,800 miles to learn more about LawTech
October, 2016

Roche Legal Shortlisted for Chamber of Commerce Award
October, 2016

Roche Legal moves to 4 Westfield House
July, 2016

Roche Legal publishes book: What to do when someone dies, A guide to your legal responsibilities 
January, 2016

Roche Legal raises £2,500 for Will Aid
November, 2015

Roche Legal pledges to reduce environmental impact with Investors in the Environment, a national environmental accreditation scheme
June, 2015

Roche Legal holds the first of many Dementia Friends Information Sessions
June, 2015

Melanie Pickering joins Roche Legal
April, 2015

Roche Legal raises £1,140 for Will Aid
November, 2014

Roche Legal joins Alzheimer’s Society Will to Remember Scheme (video)
October, 2014

Article in Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer: York solicitor urges lawyers to apply for scholarships to study abroad
August, 2014

Rachel Roche becomes a Dementia Friend Champion
August, 2014

Rachel Roche is featured in RAF Envoy Magazine
April, 2014

Rachel Roche writes for Law Plain & Simple
February, 2014

Rachel Roche sets up Roche Legal
February, 2014

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