About Us

Parkes Wilshire Johnson

Parkes Wilshire Johnson is a family firm with a long history serving the Cockfosters and surrounding local communities. Our friendly team of solicitors provide expert legal advice to individuals and small businesses.

Celebrating 90 Years in Practice90+ Years in Law

Parkes Wilshire Johnson has been in practice since 1928 when our New Barnet office was opened by father and son team Parkes junior and senior. Mr Parkes senior had previously been a partner in a firm called Stevens Sons & Parkes which dated back to the 19th Century. They were joined in 1938 by Frank Wilshire who became a partner in 1947 and in October 1962 Christopher Johnson was articled to Frank Wilshire, subsequently qualifying in 1967 and becoming a partner in 1971. Judith Bleetman joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2003, working at our Cockfosters office alongside Christopher Johnson.

The firm has served the local community through offices across Barnet, High Barnet and Cockfosters for decades, with its fourth generation of solicitors now continuing the firm’s traditions.

Our Developing Legal Team

With the close of 2014 the firm opened a new chapter in its practice history with a consolidation/relocation of offices and some personnel from its former Barnet branch into an expanded Cockfosters practice, including the addition of a new Partner, Lucy Thomas. The developing team continue to serve the local communities in the tradition of the firm, but with renewed vigour and focus!

Your Local Legal Practice

Parkes Wilshire Johnson is firmly rooted in Cockfosters and the surrounding local communities. Our experienced lawyers have served generations of individuals & businesses in the local area and continue to strive to provide professional, efficient and comprehensive legal advice.

Our Locations

Our office locations


From Thursday 27th January 2022 it is no longer mandatory to wear masks in places such as our offices. However, the Partners and all the PWJ staff would appreciate you continuing to wear a mask when you visit us. The staff at PWJ will continue to wear masks to keep our colleagues and our clients safe. Thank you for your cooperation.