Thursday, March 01, 2012
A Little-Known Fact
It is a little-known fact that Venal & Grabbit have been in existence for more than 150 years. The original firm, Venal & Co., was established by Edgar Venal's great-great-grandfather Josiah Venal in 1857, to take advantage of the boom in divorce work caused by the passing of the Matrimonial Causes Act of that year. He would often appear before Sir Cresswell Cresswell in the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes.
What is even less well known is who Josiah was articled to prior to setting up his own firm. Josiah learned much from his Principal, and those lessons have been passed down to his great-great-grandson...