Law Debenture is a top performer for women on boards and in leadership positions for the second year running

The FTSE Women Leaders Review, an independent and voluntary, government-backed initiative,  ranked Law Debenture first among financial services companies across the FTSE350 and top 50 private companies, and second across the FTSE250 for women on boards and in leadership positions, for the second year in a row.


Law Debenture wins three industry awards

  • Best UK Equity – Active category in the AJ Bell Fund and Investment Awards (September 2022)
  • UK Equity Income Investment Trust of the Year at Investment Week’s Investment Company of the Year Awards (November 2022)
  • Best Investment Trust for Income in the 2022 Shares Awards (November 2022)


Winner of the UK Income Investment Trust of the Year Award


Pars Purewal appointed NED and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee


Claire Askem appointed as NED to the board of directors


LawDeb acquires Eversheds Sutherland International LLP's Corporate Secretarial Services business, previously part of Konexo and opens a Manchester office


Hester Scotton appointed CFO


Law Debenture appoints Trish Houston as Chief Operating Officer


Claire Finn appointed as NED to the board of directors


Robert Hingley becomes Chairman and Law Debenture appoint Denis Jackson as CEO, Katie Thorpe as CFO, David Williams as CTO


Law Debenture (Ireland) Limited established a new office in Dublin.


Safecall, The Whistleblowing Company, became a subsidiary.

Safecall was established in 1999 when whistleblowing was in its infancy and is now a leading provider of ethics telephone hotlines and online reporting systems to organisations worldwide.


Delaware Corporate Services Inc. (“DCS”), originally formed in 1986 as a subsidiary of Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams LLP, was acquired by the Law Debenture Group


Law Debenture opened an office in New York


Law Debenture began providing corporate services to Special Purpose Vehicles and the Jersey office was opened.


Richard Thomas formally starts the pension trustee business

Recognising the growing requirement for independent pension fund trustees, Richard Thomas started the pension trustee business which has now been providing services to some of the largest pension schemes in the country for over 30 years.


The Law Debenture Group divided into two distinct complementary areas of business; The investment trust and the independent ​​​​​​​fiduciary services business.


The decision is taken for LawDeb's investments to be separately managed

Independent investment managers, Touche, Remnant & Co. are appointed on a discretionary basis. Touche, Remnant & Co are later acquired by Henderson Administration, who now under the guise of Janus Henderson, continue to manage our portfolio of assets.


LawDeb opens its Hong Kong office

To this day we continue to provide fiduciary services to individuals, large and small companies, multilateral agencies and national governments doing business in Hong Kong and mainland China.


Law Debenture takes on its first pension scheme trusteeship


By 1963 LawDeb has 130 trusteeships, and the following year undertakes its first Eurobond trusteeship

The rapid development of the Euromarkets enables us to build upon our international experience and establish ourselves as the leading trustee in this area.


LawDeb takes on its first overseas trusteeship for a Japanese company, Kansai Railway Company Limited

This is soon followed by trusteeships for ventures in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Mexico, USA and Venezuela.


The Law Debenture Corporation was founded

The Law Debenture Corporation is founded as a limited company to facilitate the issue of corporate debentures.

The Corporation was established by a group of prominent businessmen, politicians and lawyers, with many of the founders of leading professional firms appearing on the list of original shareholders. This list includes Edwin Waterhouse of Price Waterhouse, now PwC.

Within a few years of foundation, the Corporation commences activities as a trustee

Today we remain trustee of a perpetual debenture stock issued by Merchants Trust in 1889.