About Us

We are YVA Solicitors. We are in the business of building not just relationships but friendships too.

Businesses and individuals choose to work with us because of our commercial astuteness and personal approach. We are proud to support clients through three generations, with many relationships spanning over 50 years.

Our reputation is built on legal excellence, a no-nonsense, common-sense approach and being completely in-tune with our clients. But don’t just take it from us, read what our clients have to say.

We are proud of our roots in North London and we have worked hard to retain our ethos over 50 years, even as we’ve grown with our clients into bigger markets. And that approach means we’re still straight-talking advisors, readily available to answer any questions and talk about what’s next. We appreciate that in today’s rapidly changing world this is more important than ever.

Your success is our success

We’re immensely proud to have been a trusted advisor for so many growing, ambitious businesses. Our focus on results and problem-solving has always been part of the YVA approach and we take great joy in seeing our clients succeed. We are particularly known for our expertise in Real Estate and Litigation but we offer our clients a broad range of services to ensure their businesses are ready to not just survive, but thrive in today’s complex and ever-changing world.


We know what you need

We understand how a reassuring voice at the end of the phone and a quick response to an email can make all the difference. We know that a concise answer and clear advice, no matter how complex the issue is, helps our clients breathe a sigh of relief. Our Private Client lawyers are known for providing a calm, reassuring presence and guiding clients, whatever the challenge.

But ultimately, we know that business matters and personal affairs aren’t separate. Life doesn’t fit into neat little boxes and at YVA, our lawyers are here for you, whatever life throws at you.


Paul Yanakas & Co founded


Votsis & Co founded


Achillea and Co merged with Paul Yanakas & Co to become Yanakas Achillea Solicitors


All three firms merge to form Yanakas Votsis Achillea Solicitors based in Holloway Road


The firm became Yanakas Votsis Associates Solicitors


The firm became YVA Solicitors and relocated their Head Office to North Finchley


The firm became YVA Solicitors LLP