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Rogers and Norton recognised in 2016 Legal 500

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The 2016 Legal 500 rankings, which is the acknowledged performance guide for all the Law firms in the UK, have just been published. Rogers & Norton have yet again been recognised as one of the leading firms in the region, with clients praising the ‘dedicated; knowledgeable; approachable and efficient’ service that they offer to their clients.

We are delighted to have been highlighted in twelve practice areas, illustrating the strength and depth we offer to our clients, across a broad spectrum of specialities.  

Richard Etheridge continues to increase the number of GP practices he deals with. During the course of the year, he successfully dealt with two extremely complicated mergers between surgeries. He also deals with a wide variety of partnership issues and is praised for his ‘outstanding business acumen’.

The continued inclusion of Bruce Faulkner in the elite lawyer list, as one of the region’s foremost licensing specialists is a testament to the focus he places on this area. Along with Lauren Coleman, he is also recognised for his work with commercial property transactions – they are praised for their ‘knowledge of retail and commercial property issues’ and give ‘thorough, attentive’ advice.  

The ‘knowledge, service and expertise’ offered by Peter Hastings and his litigation team means that they continue to increase their client base and are attracting more higher value cases from larger and more varied companies. This includes a £4.5 million construction dispute, a high court claim from an energy company for £1.5 million and Maria Taylor’s bulk instruction work on debt recovery for a national finance company.  Peter’s reputation and workload regarding dealing with issues in relation to HMRC and Border force continues to grow. He is instructed by businesses and individuals throughout the UK and abroad and successfully appealed HMRC’s claim for £2.4m security sought against a company client.

Phil Kerridge is continues to command respect among local employers for his employment work. He regularly advises on unfair dismissal and discrimination issues.

The Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence department continues to benefit from the skills and expertise of Tim Nobbs & Mark Hambling.  They regularly handle claims for misdiagnosis, failure to spot fractures, birth injury, delays in treatment and negligent laparoscopic surgery.  Tim continues to have a busy caseload of multi-track matters including road traffic accidents and injury at work claims, whilst Mark represents numerous clients in asbestos and mesothelioma cases.

The hard work put in during the year by Kerry Rowell & Averil Ballam in the family department, to build and expand their case load in Norwich & Attleborough, has been rewarded with an improvement in their departmental ranking by Legal500.  They have been praised as being ‘very helpful, quick and good value’ – resolution-accredited solicitors Kerry and Averil ‘cannot be faulted’ according to their clients.

The Wills & Probate team’s work load continues to grow with Wenke Lie-Critchley in Attleborough and the ‘knowledgeable, caring’ Louisa Shailes in Norwich advising on a wide variety of large and complex estates across Norfolk.

Managing Director, Richard Etheridge commented ‘We are delighted that the hard work and diligence applied across all departments has been recognised by the UK’s leading legal publication.  We always endeavour to increase our knowledge and expertise across all our specialties and want to ensure that it is used to offer our clients the service and support they require.

We have some very exciting expansion and recruitment plans in place as we look to strengthen and expand our services further.