The firm started life in the year 1970 as the Cannock branch office of Dunham Brindley and Linn Solicitors, a larger firm with its headquarters in Wolverhampton, but branches throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands. In the 1980’s, the two partners responsible for the Cannock office – John Guest and Richard Lyons – formed their own practice under the name Dunham Guest & Lyons, and continued to consolidate and grow the strong client network in the local area and beyond.

Mr Guest retired as a partner in the year 1999, and Mr Lyons in 2006, but both remain associated with the firm as non-practising consultants, willing to support the firm and its many clients whenever required.