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Legal 500 Leading Firm 2015

Rogers and Norton recognised as Leading Firm in 2015 Legal 500

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Legal 500 rankings (released 16 September 2015)  has recognised Rogers and Norton as a leading law firm with client’s testimonials including “Very high quality and good value”.  The firm, which acquired Nicholas Daykin solicitors in Attleborough at the end of last year, has expanded with several new recruits in recent months and continues to act for clients both in Norfolk and throughout the UK and Internationally.  Managing Director Richard Etheridge comments “We have been recognised by the Legal 500 since we were established in 1982 and every year our rankings improve as we strive to improve what we consider to be an exceptional and personal client service that we provide”.

Highlights include:-

Rogers and Norton’s Bruce Faulkner is one of the region’s foremost licensing specialists, and has a strong following among local businesses. Bruce is also recognised for his work  in commercial property transactions along with Lauren Coleman.  Amongst other work Bruce advised many local landowners on option agreements.  Senior solicitor Lauren Coleman is recommended.

 The ‘practical, commercial’ Richard Etheridge at Rogers and Norton has ‘a personal approach that clients appreciate’.  Richard also provides expert legal services to doctors’ practices,  advising on partnership agreements, mergers and NHS contracts.

The Dispute Resolution team was praised for providing a service which is ‘very high quality and good value’ with clients recommending Peter Hastings and Phil Kerridge for providing sound and timely advice”.   The Legal 500 also reported that Peter Hastings advised an  international energy resources company on a £1.5m breach of contract claim (in addition to acting against HMRC in the Court of Appeal). Peter was also recognised  in insolvency for acting for  a “swathe of local IPs, and acts in many HMRC claims and matters of misfeasance and wrongful trading”.  In construction, Peter was praised for providing timely and succinct responses.

Phil Kerridge has been recognised as being is well regarded among local employers, and remains busy with unfair dismissal and holiday pay matters.

In debt recovery, headed by Maria Taylor, Maria and the team were praised for doing a great job. The Debt Recovery team acts for a national franchised loan company, a national finance company, a national home improvement company and also local businesses and schools. 

In personal injury and clinical negligence, Rogers and Norton’s Tim Nobbs and Mark Hambling acted on a complex claim where a settlement of £4 million was approved at the Royal Courts of Justice, and they  handled numerous cases of delayed referral by GPs and misdiagnosis.  Both Mark Hambling and Tim Nobbs handle many multi-track cases with settlements exceeding £1m, and  successes included securing over £500,000 following a fatal RTA.

In family work, Rogers and Norton’s Resolution-accredited solicitors Kerry Rowell and Averil Ballam are  recognised as being highly experienced in divorce, financial provision, cohabitee disputes and Children Act matters.  The private team recruited Wenke Lie-Critchley as part of its expansion, and works with solicitor Louisa Shailes in the probate team. 

Richard adds “Louisa and Wenke as joint heads of the Wills
and Probate Team provide an excellent and customer-focused service to all their
clients.  The Private Client team has gone from strength to strength with the
additions of Terence Blackford and Laura Rumsey, who with Aileen Beck make the team one of the largest in the region.  They deal with estates valued from a few thousand to millions of pounds”.