Empowering our team to work in a new way

Cognitive Law was founded in 2014 with the desire to create a firm that brought together the best of how law can be practised in a modern way. Managing Director Lucy Tarrant has capitalised on the changes in how law firms can be owned and managed, and created a flat operating structure that ensures accessibility by clients to their advisors, and transparency in working practices and fees.

At the core of Cognitive Law are the relationships that foster outstanding levels of service. When engaging a Cognitive solicitor, a client chooses to work with an individual not a corporate firm. Our solicitors all offer a 1:1 service to their clients. This personal contact paves the way for open discussion, and a natural transparency in fees and the progress of a case.

As our solicitors are afforded the freedom to develop their own practice specialisms, clients can be assured of receiving finely tuned expert advice. Our solicitors deliver what they promise and strive to exceed expectations in every case. Feedback is actively sought and built back into the service offering. In this way we can ensure that our clients’ interests are at the forefront of our decision making.

Our solicitors take time to get to know their clients, their businesses, and the world in which they operate. Every company differs from another, and so we will be guided by our clients as to what fee structure works for their business. Whether it’s a tailored fee structure with set fee limits, an on-going retainer, or fixed costs, you can be sure you know where you stand at every stage of the case. For those clients opting to work with a retainer we provide mid-month reviews giving a client accurate knowledge of what capacity remains within that agreement. Our solicitors are always available to talk through aspects of a case “off the clock” and firmly believe there is no question not worth asking.

As the firm continues to grow organically it will not lose sight that its primary focus is on providing legal advice in such a way that adds sustainable value to our clients. With offices in Brighton and Liverpool, our consultants offer legal advice to businesses and individuals from the South East to the North West, and anywhere in between.

At Cognitive Law we are creating our own traditions.

Cognitive Culture

We know it's cheesy but this firm has values.

And with values come behaviours that we endorse, and those that we don't.

This is our CHOICE 

Trusted Partners

At Cognitive Law we work closely with several professional services that we trust to provide you with relevant, additional, and valuable support for your business. Visit our Trusted Partners page here.

Our Team

Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Alistair Rustemeyer
Consultant Solicitor
Annabel Cole
Consultant Solicitor
Brigitte Shakespeare
Consultant Solicitor
Carmen Calvo
Consultant Solicitor
Caroline Knowles-Ley
Consultant Chartered Legal Executive
Darren Stone
Consultant Solicitor
David Lawrence
Consultant Solicitor
Hayley-jo Lockley
Consultant Solicitor
Jenny Walker
Consultant Solicitor
Karen Blakesley
Consultant Solicitor
Mandy Tourle
Consultant Solicitor
Mayumi Hawkes
Consultant Solicitor
Rehana Ali
Consultant Solicitor
Richard Bates
Consultant Solicitor
Sue Clements
Consultant Solicitor
Francesca Damario
Practice Manager
Amy Pulling
Marketing Manager
Angela Heath
Operations Assistant
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Cognitive Law Mission Statement

We are committed to providing high quality, personalised legal services, and exemplary client care across a range of legal sector

We will empower everyone to achieve their greatest individual potential

We aim to be an innovator in how clients interact with law firms

We enable true flexibility in our employees’, and consultants’, working lives

We foster a collegiate and mutually supportive working environment

We strive to be the first choice for solicitors and clients

Our Client Promise

We will communicate with dignity and respect

We will avoid jargon and use plain English when discussing your case and/or explaining any legal terms

We will always give you a timeframe for your work and keep you periodically informed throughout the case or in the event of any changes

We will raise invoices on a regular monthly basis 

We will answer the telephone quickly, politely and efficiently

We will respond to an email within a maximum of 48hours (Monday to Friday)

We will work virtually, come to your office or you can come to ours, whatever is most convenient for you