• Short Richardson & Forth – Far from your average law firm.

    Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne, for over 30 years Short Richardson & Forth has provided exceptional specialist legal advice to businesses large and small as well as for individuals through key processes in their lives.

  • Employment Law Protection Scheme

    Short Cover is a comprehensive employment law advice service that gives you peace of mind and confidence to deal with the day to day challenges of managing your workforce.

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    Legal expertise for the real world. Short Richardson & Forth have developed a wealth of experience throughout a wide range of business and commercial applications. From advising throughout complex building and development projects to intellectual property issues within the technology field.

  • Short Richardson & Forth – In it for the long haul

    With our roots in the north east of England, Short Richardson & Forth pride themselves on establishing a genuine relationship with our clients. We understand the importance of offering sound, pragmatic solutions not just for the immediate situation, but with an eye on the the long-term picture.

  • Embracing the opportunities of change

    Law is an ever changing landscape with new opportunities and pitfalls appearing at an ever increasing rate. Short Richardson & Forth have a hugely talented skill base allowing us to provide practical guidance through a wide variety of legal specialisms.

  • Short Richardson & Forth – Helping to guide your way.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if everything in life came with a nice big sign hung around it's neck? Unfortunately, not everything is that clear cut. What appears one minute to be a great offer turns out not to be so great after all. Similarly it is often in stressful times where opportunities reveal themselves.

  • Personal – Professional – Practical.

    Our people are driven to achieve the very best outcome for our clients, whatever the project. Attention to detail is often the difference between success and failure in a legal process and our people from reception to partner level are committed to noticing the small things.

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