Trusted providers of legal services for over 70 years


Established over 70 years ago, Ward & Rider have been trusted providers of legal services ever since, developing a reputation for quality and excellence.

Our main office is still situated in the heart of Coventry City Centre making us easily accessible to the people of Coventry and the surrounding areas.

We aim to keep our clients at the heart of our work and in doing this we build lasting, trusting relationships. When we take on a new claim, we do everything we can to achieve the very best outcome for the client. We keep our clients up to date with the progression of their claim and explain everything at every step, so that they feel informed and reassured.

Ward & Rider prides itself on the hard working attitude of each of our lawyers and we are confident that they will always strive to provide an outstanding service. Our continued desire to offer a personal, straight forward service that accommodates the needs of our clients is what sets us apart.

Meet our team

Meet our talented team of solicitors and support staff. You can use the filter to show our colleagues from specific departments or specialisms.

Our approach

Predictable Costs

We will endeavour to give you the most realistic quote we can at the outset of your matter and we won’t charge you for anything you have not agreed in advance. Sometimes, there are unexpected turns that can impact on costs and timescales and if anything does happen, we will revise the costs and timescales, and then agree them with you before undertaking further work. With Ward & Rider, you will always be kept up to date with your costs, with no compromise in the quality of service you receive.

Regular Communication

When you instruct Ward & Rider, we will ask you from the outset how you want us to communicate with you i.e. would you prefer e-mail, phone or letter? We will also discuss with you the frequency of communication. Our aim is to tailor our service to work best for you and to ensure that you are kept fully informed at all times.


Listening to you

Throughout every stage of our relationship, we will listen carefully to what you have to say to ensure that we understand all of your views and wishes and that these are fully taken account of.

Continuous Improvement

As part of our drive for service excellence, once a job is complete we will ask for your feedback so we can learn lessons that will help us to provide an even better service in the future. We do this with all our clients. You can read our client feedback on this site.

A storied history

Ward & Rider Solicitors was founded in 1948 by two ex-servicemen, Mr Norman Ward LLB and Mr William Henry Rider LLB.

A newspaper article of the time stated that both men were from Coventry and were “born o’er the bridge”, which is an old Coventry saying for people who were born in the Foleshill area of the City.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Company in 2008, The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of the City presented a “memorial plaque” in recognition of the firm’s 60 years of service to the people of Coventry and the Midlands.

At Ward & Rider Solicitors we respect the past, but we recognise that the requirements of our customers are always changing. The legal sector is constantly evolving and we are committed to being at the forefront of it.
Ward & Rider Solicitors are passionate about providing our clients with an outstanding service, delivered with all the efficiencies of modern day working practices.

(Managing Director)

Want to join our team?

Take a look at our open positions, or send us your CV and we’ll consider you for any positions that become available.

Want to talk to us?

Whatever your legal needs might be, contact us today to talk to one of our expert solicitors or to book a consultation. Our main office is based in Coventry, but we have offices throughout the Midlands, so you be sure to be able to find a lawyer nearby.