1961

Laurie Avadis is born in Leeds Royal Infirmary.

The first manned spaceflight was launched by the Soviet Union.

1982

Laurie begins his Articles of Clerkship with Kaye Tesler solicitors in Tottenham.

Yazoo reach number one with “Only You”.

1985

Laurie qualifies as a solicitor and is made a partner in Kaye Tesler.

Live Aid takes place – Elvis Costello appeared singing a simple but touching version of  The Beatles All You Need Is Love, which he introduced by asking the audience to “help [him] sing this old northern English folk song”.

1988

Laurie becomes a Partner at The Luper Partnership in Camden 1988-1998 NW1.

Laurie’s  song, “The Last Party” by his band ‘The Last Postman’ is played on the radio and the band headlines in the Greyhound in Fulham.

1998

Laurie opens Avadis and Co at 169 Malden Road in Kentish Town NW5.

Laurie is made a member of the Children’s Panel.

France defeat Brazil 3 – 0 in the World Cup Final.

2000

Avadis and Co attain their 1000th client.

Avadis and Co are granted a Legal Aid Franchise in Family Law.

The film “Gladiator” is released.

2003

Avadis and Co 2000th client.

“Lost in translation” wins the Golden Globe.

2005

Avadis and Co are first awarded Lexcel accreditation.

Laurie is granted Litigator status by The Association of Personal Injury Solicitors.

Tiger Woods wins the Open.

2010

Candice Rochford joins Avadis and Co.

Laurie is granted Senior Litigator status by The Association of Personal Injury Solicitors.

Laurie is recognised by the Good Lawyer Guide for ‘outstanding legal practice’.

2011

Avadis and Co reach 3000th client.

“Bridesmaids” is released.

2012

Laurie’s band “The Nightingale Experience” plays in the Montreuil Bellay Fête de Musique in France.

Avadis and Co begin their first free advice sessions for Queens Crescent Community Centre.

2013

Laurie runs a sub 20 minute 5k for the first time.

18th July 2013 Avadis and Co move to their new offices at 7-9 Ferdinand Street NW1.

Avadis and Co free advice sessions commence at Castlehaven Community Centre and Haverstock school.

2014

Avadis & Co celebrate one year at the Ferdinand Street offices.

Jamie Byrne joins Avadis & Co in a full time capacity.

12th November the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and its lander module Philae makes history by successfully landing on the surface of Comet.

Laurie nominated for Legal Aid Practitioners Group Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.

2015

July 20th – Cuba and the United States of America reestablish a full diplomatic relationship, ending 54 years of hostility.

August 27th – Laurie’s book‘EX’ is released through all good online retailers.

Kiran Reyat is admitted onto the solicitors roll to become a qualified solicitor.

September 28th – NASA announces that liquid water has been found on Mars.

Caroline Malanda (HND/LLB) is brought in as Laurie’s full time PA.