Richard Etheridge


Tel 01603 675627

Richard Etheridge

Managing Director

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2016


Richard specialises in advising companies and commercial clients in respect of a wide range of legal matters including sales and purchases of businesses, share sales, company buy-back of own shares, hive-ups and incorporations, director/shareholder retirements, shareholder agreements.  He advises on partnership matters, including partnership agreements and retirements. Richard helps clients with commercial contracts, involving business clients including franchise agreements, joint venture agreements, confidentiality agreements and intellectual property documents. He also advises on consequential commercial property issues, sales, purchases and leases arising from the above.

Richard acts for an ever growing number of medical practices and has advised on partnership agreements, retirements, mergers, acquisitions, expulsions, property and contract issues, including a number of practice moves into purpose-built medical centres and Doctors Practices on long leases.


Richard acts for businesses small and large, primarily owner-managed local businesses in East Anglia.

Career to date

Richard commenced his legal career with Mills & Reeve in 1970 at the age of 16. He then moved to local firm Russell Steward & Co before joining the legal department of Anglian Water Authority. He next moved to Hansell Stevenson, where he qualified as a solicitor in 1981, before joining Rogers & Norton in 1984. He became a Partner in 1985.

What people say

Richard brings to the advice he gives to clients a considerable depth of experience, both legal and business knowledge gained over a career spanning over 40 years in the legal profession.

Norfolk based Surgery...... "Thankfully, we had Rogers & Norton on board while we were going through our difficulties...Obviously we had the best ...”

On a sale of a restaurant business, Richard’s client commented “I was impressed with your quick response in dealing with this matter. I will and did recommend your company to many friends to use you”.

"Thank you for your and your team's work in helping to get things safely in place. It was reassuring to have friendly and helpful guidance during the start of our new venture."

"We were very pleased with all your support throughout
and your prompt response to all our questions. I am sure that without your
effort and negotiation with the vendors solicitors that the deal would not have
completed in time. While the charges were higher than other quotations we
received, we certainly got the service to justify the cost - you certainly get
what you pay for! We would certainly recommend you without any hesitation."

"Thank you for your perseverance through this whole process.  Your consistency in the face of what seemed pretty chaotic and conflicting approaches in the end saw us through this and all the surgery events in the last few years. It has been a pleasure to work with you."

"Thank you Richard, I really appreciate all your help with this."