Averil specialises in all aspects of Family Law, including divorce, financial matters, cohabitee disputes and private law children matters (child arrangements orders). She has a wide client base and also deals with many officers and staff from Norfolk Constabulary. This has developed into a particular specialism in pensions.
Amanda is an experienced conveyancer working within our residential conveyancing department. She has experience in dealing with leasehold and freehold property development for both residential and commercial property clients.
Director - Head of Residential Conveyancing
Richard Etheridge is a specialist non-contentious Company & Commercial Lawyer with over 30 years practical experience who deals primarily with Company & Commercial matters, Commercial mergers, sales & acquisitions of businesses (small & large), both Company & asset sales and other business matters such as Partnership Dissolutions/Retirements, shareholder agreements and company restructuring.
Director / Head of Property
Bruce specialises in Commercial Property dealing with acquisitions, sales and leases and financing of commercial premises and Landlord and Tenant disputes. He is also recognised as one of the leading licensing lawyers in the region.
Lauren has been working in residential conveyancing for six years since graduating from King’s College London. She handles sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties, including unregistered land. Lauren also has experience in dealing with right to buys, transfers of equity and remortgages.
Elizabeth specialises in general civil litigation, including debt recovery, contract disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, insolvency and enforcement of judgments. She has prior advocacy experience and regularly appears in local county courts on behalf of clients. Elizabeth also has experience of advising commercial tenants in relation to contested non-domestic rates proceedings in the magistrates’ court. She regularly advises residential landlords in respect of termination of tenancy agreements legally, arranging for the appropriate notices to be served, and issuing court proceedings where necessary to recover possession and unpaid rent. In respect of commercial landlords, Elizabeth deals with dilapidations claims, recovery of rent and service charge arrears, and forfeiture proceedings. She also represents landowners in respect of taking court proceedings against trespassers.
Elizabeth also has experience of a wide range of real property disputes, including rights of way issues, neighbour disputes and adverse possession claims, many of which she has been able to resolve on favourable terms for clients.
Whilst primarily dealing with contentious matters, Elizabeth also recognises when settlement would be a more pragmatic and commercial solution for clients and has accompanied clients at mediations to assist in negotiating settlement terms.
Kelly comes to us having studied Law at UEA and her LPC at the University of Law in London. Prior to completing her LPC she worked as a Paralegal at various firms across London.
Her first seat is with Richard in the Commerical Team.
Mark is a Director and head of the Firm’s Personal Injury & Legal Expenses Department. Mark is a Solicitor with many years experience of handling personal injury claims for clients suffering injuries in road traffic accidents, at work or in public places. Mark also has experience of Motor Insurer Bureau cases where the client is the victim of an uninsured driver. He also undertakes work relating to criminal injury cases.
Tracey began work in the legal profession at a local firm of Solicitors in 1979, dealing mainly with conveyancing matters. She joined the Private Client Department at Rogers & Norton in 2000, and has much experience in dealing with the administration of estates and all types of private client work. In 2005 Tracey obtained the Institute of Legal Executives Professional Higher Diploma in Law (Probate Practice). Tracey works closely with the other Lawyers in the Private Client Department, to ensure that all clients are given the best possible individual, professional and efficient service.
Peter is recognised as an expert and leader in commercial litigation, he has a particular specialism in dealing with:
- Directors/shareholder covenants, breach of agreement and duties
- Enforcement/defending employment covenants and issues
- Insolvency claims including claims against directors
- Construction Contracts and Disputes
- HMRC and Border Force – Including Tax, VAT, Duty, and Border Force seizures
- Claims involving the Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman and Banks and Consumer Credit claims
- Defamation claims
- Online harassment by social media, including through repeated online posts, “trolling”
- Intellectual Property including Copyright, Passing off and Trademark disputes
- Judicial Review
He is very experienced in High Court and County Court claims, Court of Appeal., First Tier Tax Tribunal, Adjudication, Mediation; Arbitration (including International Arbitration); County Court and High Court injunctions and advocacy.
Clients are based locally, nationally and internationally.
The value of claims range from £10,000 into multi-millions.
Recent Cases Include:
- Anglian Windows Limited v Anglian Roofline Limited  EWHC 4204 (IPEC) – a successful interim injunction application in the IPEC in relation to trade mark infringement and passing off.
- E v S (ICC 2013) Instructed for Claimant in ICC arbitration concerning an operating agreement for a Guinea Gold Mine, in which both parties alleged that the other was in repudiatory breach, resulting in a substantial claim for damages and defending a counterclaim. Arbitration settled shortly before substantive hearing. Arbitral Tribunal: John Marrin QC, Joe Smouha QC, Sir Gordon Langley.
- White Digital Media v Weaver  EWHC 1681: Acting for a defendant to defeat an application to enforce post-termination restraints
- Banham Marshall v Lincolnshire County Council 2007 EWHC 402 QBD
- Re Checkprice 2010 All ER (D) 296
- CC&C v HMRC 2014/3351.
- Belcher (VAT Assessment) TC/2014/0318
Adam comes to us after taking a career change to study law at Lincoln University, before going on to take his LPC in Cambridge.
Adam’s first seat is with Richard Etheridge in the Commercial team.
Phil is the Firm’s expert advising on all aspects of Employment Law, Health and Safety at work and Personal Injury. Phil also represents major national manufacturing companies on a wide range of litigation and other business advice.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives - Joint Head of Wills & Probate
Wenke gained her law degree at the University of East Anglia followed by further studies at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She specialises in Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection work and elderly client issues. Wenke has trained as a dementia friend and is a Commissioner of Oaths. She is also an Associate Professional Member of The Solicitors for the Elderly and has previous experience as a property lawyer.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and specialises in all aspects of residential Conveyancing. He spent his formative years with a Norfolk based law firm where he headed up the residential property team for a number of years. He is also experienced in acquisition of residential development land and sales of new build properties.
Private Client Executive
Barbara is a Fellow of the institute of Paralegals and works in our Wills and Trusts department. She has a wide depth of experience in all aspect of Private Client work and acts for a broad range of clients with varying requirements and needs. Barbara has an excellent depth of knowledge and experience in dealing with Probate and the administration of estates; Court of protection and deputyships; trusts and advising the elderly. She joins after gaining considerable experience with another large firm of solicitors in Norwich.
Charlotte trained with Rogers & Norton and qualified as a Solicitor in November 2017. Previously, she graduated with a first class LLB Law degree from the University of East Anglia in 2014 and then gained a distinction for her Legal Practice Course at Cambridge BPP Law School.
Charlotte has experience in a wide range of private client work including Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates, and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She works alongside Wenke in the Attleborough office developing the firm’s private client offering. Charlotte has also trained as a dementia friend.
Business Development Consultant
Graham is responsible for assisting to develop and deepen the relationships with both new and existing professional contacts.
Rogers & Norton have always successfully undertaken many events and promotions over the years, raising substantial sums for charitable causes in the process – he will be looking to support this aspect and also wants to help forge closer contacts with many of the companies involved.
Kerry specialises in advising clients on financial and children issues arising out of divorce, separation and dissolution of civil partnership; many with difficult issues involving international aspects, family business, agricultural land and pensions. Kerry also advises on wealth protection such as cohabitation agreements and pre and post marital agreements.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Hannah joined Rogers & Norton in 1997 as an office junior but moved to the Personal Injury and Legal Expense team shortly after as a secretary and then subsequently as a Fee Earner in 2000.
Hannah is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives having been admitted in February 2008 and continues to work in the Personal Injury department specialising in claims arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public liability claims.
Laura advises on a wide range of private client work focussing on Wills, Probate, Administering Estates, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work. Laura currently manages the affairs of a number of clients who are unable to do so themselves due to mental incapacity.
Laura is a full member of STEP having specialised in advising vulnerable clients and is also a full member of Solicitors For The Elderly.
Chartered Legal Executive
Laura specialises in all areas of family law including divorce, dissolution of Civil Partnerships, financial issues arising as a result of the breakdown of a relationship and arrangements for children.
As a member of Resolution Laura encourages a pragmatic and cost-effective approach to achieve a resolution of family disputes by giving sensitive, fair and practical advice.
Solicitor - Joint Head of Wills & Probate
Louisa specialises in all aspects of private client work including Wills, Administration of Estates and Powers of Attorney and has a particular interest in Advising the Elderly. She graduated in law from Hull University and completed the Legal Practice Course at Sheffield University before qualifying as a solicitor in 2007. Louisa is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, Action on Elder Abuse Adult Safeguarding Network and the Law Society Private Client Section.
Catherine has particular specialism in the following areas:
- Tax litigation having worked in HMRC’s Solicitor’s Office handling VAT appeals in complex cases involving serious non-compliance or fraud;
- Information law including Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI), Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the GDPR having worked in the Government Legal Department advising a busy government department.
- Public law including judicial review and the lawful exercise of statutory and common law powers and issues of state aid.
- Contentious and non-contentious insolvency having worked in private practice specialising in these areas for over 12 years. She was also a non-appointment taking licensed insolvency practitioner from 2008 until 2015 having passed the JIEB examinations.
Catherine has extensive experience of handling litigation in the Tax Tribunal, including first instance appeals and appeals to the Upper Tribunal. She has successfully worked on appeals against decisions to deny input tax, VAT and duty assessments and behavioural penalties. She has handled appeals from instruction through to final conclusion or trial. She has worked on appeals involving alcohol and has experience of applications under the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme and applications to restore excise goods. She has also worked on appeals involving mobile phones, hotel chains and construction with issues involving the Construction Industry Scheme and Enterprise Investment Scheme.
Catherine has advised officeholders and private clients on a wide range of issues relating to CVA’s, liquidations, administrations and bankruptcy. She has advised on non-contentious matters including business and asset sales, property sales, intellectual property assignments and retention of title claims. She has advised on contentious matters including claims under section 212 Insolvency Act, wrongful and fraudulent trading and preference claims and has successfully handled claims which have increased the returns for creditors.
She also acted for HMRC in civil interventions against non-compliant traders, including the appointment of provisional liquidators, and civil claims against directors and third parties supported by freezing orders. She has also advised successfully handled disputed winding up petitions on behalf of HMRC.
Catherine has advised the Department of Health and Social Care on requests for information and personal data made under the FOI and DPA. She has advised on the use of various exemptions to withhold information or access to personal data. She has also advised on compliance issues relating to the transfers of personal data within and outside the EU and the impact of EU exit on the flow of personal data. She has advised the data and confidentiality clauses within a wide range of commercial contracts and has advised on the privacy policies of various government agencies. She has also advised on issues relating to the digital transformation of the NHS. She has a good working knowledge of the structure of the NHS, the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the National Health Service Act 2006 and the regulatory powers of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Ashleigh joined the Rogers and Norton team after relocating to Norfolk from Essex and deals with all elements of residential conveyancing with a focus on new build transactions and acting for first time buyers.
Ashleigh is currently studying towards qualifying as a Licenced Conveyancer.
Conveyancing Executive / Trainee Solicitor
Donatas works in our Residential Property department and has experience in dealing with residential freehold and leasehold transactions as well as help-to-buy purchases.
Personal Injury Executive
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Maria joined Rogers and Norton in 1991 as a secretary in the Defendant Litigation Department. She moved to the Personal Injury and Legal Expenses team as a Fee Earner in 1995. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives having been admitted in 2001 and now specialises in all aspects of Debt Recovery work having joined the Debt Recovery Team in June 2014.
Aidan has many years’ experience working in Business & Client services in the legal profession. His main responsibilities will be ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of services at Rogers & Norton. Having always lived in Norwich, Aidan knows the area well and has developed many contacts in the business community during that time.