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.
Director - Head of Residential Conveyancing
Jack graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Law degree in 2019 before completing the Legal Practice Course and Masters also at Manchester.
Jack’s interests include football and fitness including amateur boxing where he represented Attleborough Boxing Club over several years. He has even competed internationally and won a gold medal boxing in Finland.
Laura has over ten years’ experience as a marketing professional in the legal sector. In this time she has covered a full range of marketing activities and studied with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Chairman of the Board
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.
Managing 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.
Associate / Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
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.
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.
Private Client Executive
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:
- Advising Nestle on imports/exports
- 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
- Successfully obtaining a High Court Injunction on behalf of Anglian Windows Limited in relation to a breach of confidential information and securing the protection of its database.
- Acting for an American company and disputing a £1.2m VAT assessment.
- Successful defence of a High Court Defamation claim, resolved on an expedited basis.
- Acting for a purchaser of a business on a warranty claim arising on the purchase, value £2.8m.
- Achieving a fantastic result for a Swiss Company securing the release of goods and a reduction on penalty.
- Selectron-UK Ltd v Revenue and Customs (Excise Duty Restoration of Goods).
- CITES REGULATIONS – no import certificate – goods seized – whether refusal to restore was unreasonable – yes – appeal allowed
 UKFTT 133 (TC).
- Beattie Passive Norse Ltd & Anor v Canham Consulting Ltd  EWHC 1414 (TCC)0 in-house advisor to Canham and successful defence of claim.
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.
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 - Head of Private Client - Attleborough
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.
Paul graduated with a degree in Law and Economics from Keele University before completing a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and has specialised in Commercial Property since then.
His vast knowledge and experience includes property development, advising business occupiers of office, retail and industrial property, agriculture, property investors, licenced trade and secured lending.
The Legal 500 describes Paul as “patient, helpful with incredible attention to detail”.
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.
Associate - Head of Private Client - Norwich
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.
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.
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.
Chloe graduated from University of Sheffield with a Law degree, which included a year studying in The Netherlands at the University of Groningen. She then completed the Legal Practice Course in Sheffield before taking a role as a Litigation Paralegal dealing with damage claims on behalf of a large UK corporation.
Chloe’s interests include dancing and performing arts – achieving high grades through the International Dance Teacher’s Association. Singing and art are also keen interests.