Our Firm's History

Double & Megson Solicitors was set up by Paul Double and John Megson in 1978 in the centre of both Bourne and Market Deeping and had expanded to include five partners (down to 2 now with the retirement of some of the partners) and a wealth of solicitors and secretarial staff. The firm has provided legal services to generations of clients who return for the breadth of knowledge and personal attention that is always available.

Mr Double and Mr Megson began working together in 1963 at a Peterborough firm with offices in Market Deeping and, from 1973, in Bourne. Double & Megson was formed on the 1st July 1978 when the two took over their former practices. David Scotney began working for the firm at its inception in 1978 and became a partner at the Market Deeping branch in 1981. Shanta Shah, based in Market Deeping, and Richard Wood, based in Bourne, became partners in 2001.

Paul Double retired from the firm in June 2009. John Megson and David Scotney both retired from the firm in June 2016.

The law profession has changed greatly since Double and Megson began practising nearly 40 years ago, with smaller rural businesses tending to lose out to larger urban conglomerations. However, the firm believes its continuing success is down to the personal attention which it has provided over the years.

“The best advertisement is when we act for clients and then their children come to use us years later,” said Mr Double. “I’ve been here long enough for that to happen! We give individual service and that brings people back.”

“Also, the fact that in both Bourne and Market Deeping we’re in a small town which means that if we did something wrong word would soon get around. We have to keep on our mettle.”

Double & Megson are well-known for providing support to the community above and beyond the legal sphere and the firm is a significant contributor to local charitable causes. “High on our list of priorities is actively supporting the local community,” said Mr Megson. “It is important that as the profession takes its living from the community it gives something back. We make donations to good causes and do pro bono work for local charitable organisations.”

The future of the firm looks to be in good hands and the partners hope to serve the people of the two towns and the surrounding area for many years to come.

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Deeping Branch

Deeping Branch

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Bourne Branch