The oldest law firm in operation – Guinness World Records. Thomson Snell & Passmore stands out in the English legal scene for its exceptional lineage. There is a clear line of development – of partners passing on the traditions, the culture and the expertise – from one generation to another since the late 16th century.
The area was created following the discovery of a chalybeate spring in the early 17th century and is now arguably better known for its famous Jazz nights, diverse boutique shops and mix of popular cafes, restaurants and bars
(Would-be lawyers have to take exams in an attempt to prevent unqualified people from holding themselves out as attorneys)
In 1909 Tunbridge Wells was given its 'Royal' title by King Edward VII, to celebrate the towns popularity amongst the royal family
This gave women over 30 who were married or met a property qualification the vote
This act enabled women to join the professions for the first time
Civil partnerships between same-sex couples, which were introduced in the 2004, came into law