We designed a simple, clean monogram, incorporating the ‘T’ & ‘F’ within a perfect circle, reflecting that of an authenticated stamp.
This acknowledged the long-standing heritage of legal traditions, portraying a sense of originality & trust – only putting their name to documents that had been thoroughly scrutinised & validated.
The visual identity had to strike a fine balance; needing to demonstrate contemporary aspects as the business evolved, whilst not losing the tradition & heritage associated with the brand.
We created a repeating pattern that utilised the ‘T’ & ‘F’ monogram without the circle outline, giving a versatile yet rigid asset to house content & provide flexibility when applied to various materials or used in conjunction with imagery.
In The Detail
The soft, calming colour palette complemented their personal & down-to-earth approach using a combination of grey’s to demonstrate a sense of corporate professionalism & emphasise the solid foundations of an established business.
The cool blue compliments the pastel peach, capturing the approachable, friendly & personable nature of the team.
We designed a comprehensive stationery suite & produced an array of branded merchandise; ranging from business cards, letterheads, email signatures, & notebooks, through to brochures, umbrellas, press ads & event banners.
The Online Experience
To reflect the new brand identity & proposition, the website needed to provide users with a much more user-friendly, efficient & engaging experience.
The services provided by Tolhurst Fisher were consolidated & articulated in a way that resonated with the vast array of brand audiences – swapping the law jargon for a far more approachable & down-to-earth tone.
Comprehensive bios of each fee earner, with expertise, recent case studies & client testimonials provide instant credibility & showcase their highly talented & qualified team. The website was integrated with case management software to enable clients to track case progress, e-sign documents or contact the assigned solicitor instantly – resulting in improved processes & efficiencies for both the client & the business.
Capturing Professional Moments
We orchestrated a photoshoot to take place in the Southend office; with headshots of fee earners & lifestyle images of employees immersed in their everyday environment the aim.
It was important that the headshots felt natural & evoked a sense of the individual’s personality, whilst the lifestyle images should capture the relaxed, confident & friendly culture inherent throughout the culture at Tolhurst Fisher.
A careful selection of stock imagery complimented these, with a suite of images depicting specific industries, ensuring each felt uncluttered & focused on the detail – much like the approach of Tolhurst Fisher.
Embarking on the rebrand, it was paramount that their impressive reputation & rich heritage was embraced, not lost in the process of modernisation & change. The team were brilliant to work with; willing, open & honest, making our job of striking this careful balance & unearthing the brand's true purpose, an enjoyable challenge.