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Award Winning Nottingham Solicitors

Our awards and accreditations reflect and demonstrate our commitment to our standard of practice and our dedication to providing the best possible service for our clients and the wider community. 

Commitment to People Development Award

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2019: The firm was selected as a finalist for the Commitment to People Development category due to the initiatives offered by the firm to support staff learning, wellbeing and development including internal training, flexible working and opportunities for staff to get involved in community and pro-bono activities.

Large Law Firm of the Year CILEx Awards 2019

We were highly commended for Large Law Firm of the Year on the basis of our client satisfaction levels, our pro-bono work within the local community, our commitment to the career progression of staff and internal initiatives that encourage sustainability within the firm.

Partnership of the Year Award – WINNER!

Nottingham Post Business Awards 2019: We were delighted to win the Partnership of the Year award as a result of our ongoing work with Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, which has seen us team up with the charity to offer free weekly legal advice clinics and collaborate with them on several fundraising campaigns to help them in raising money to continue providing support and companionship to elderly and vulnerable people in the community.

Professional Services Award

Nottingham Post Business Awards 2019: We were selected as finalists in the Professional Services award category for our commitment to investing in the personal development of our staff, the success of our legal advice clinics and our use of technology to make processes more efficient for clients and employees.

Lifetime Achievement Award category – WINNER!

Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2019: Conveyancing partner Martin Foulds won the Lifetime Achievement Award due to his outstanding contributions in his 43-year career at the firm. During his career Martin was invited to open the firm’s Mapperley branch which became a success due to his commitment to nurturing relationships with existing contacts and building connections with local contacts. He has also been heavily invested in the career development of his colleagues at the Mapperley office.

Lawyer of the Year – Highly Commended

Modern Law Awards 2019: Our Family Law solicitor Ann-Marie Bowman was highly commended for Lawyer of the Year at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards. Ann-Marie was put forward for the award for her work as a Family Law solicitor where she specialises in complex childcare proceedings, as well as her former role as Managing Partner, overseeing the day to day running of the firm.

Services to Law – WINNER!

English Womens Awards 2018: Our Family Law solicitor Ann-Marie Bowman won the Services to Law category at the first English Women’s Awards. Ann-Marie was nominated for her previous role as the firm’s Managing Partner as well as her work on complex childcare matters where she is regarded as a local heavyweight in the area of Public Law due to the complex and challenging cases she is instructed to deal with.

Junior Lawyer of the Year – WINNER!

Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2018: Our Wills and Probate solicitor Adam Cotterill won the award for Junior Lawyer of the Year as a result of successfully launching free legal advice clinics in association with Derbyshire Carers across four locations. Alongside this he also assists with Age UK legal clinics and is committed to the firm’s business development activities.

Community Impact Award – Finalist

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2018: The firm was a finalist in the Community Impact category for its work with Age UK Notts on its Trees of Life campaign, which encouraged individuals and businesses to sponsor and plant trees across Nottinghamshire with over 1000 trees planted and £20,000 raised for the charity.

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Finalist

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2018: As well as being a finalist for the above, we were also selected as finalists in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category for organising the launch event of the Trees of Life campaign for Age UK, as well as designing all marketing materials in-house for the campaign.

Marketing Campaign of the Year – Finalist

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2017: Rothera Sharp was selected as a finalist for Marketing Campaign of the Year at the 2017 East Midlands Chamber Business Awards. The firm put itself forward for the award on the basis of the successful amalgamation it underwent in 2016 between Rothera Dowson Solicitors and Sharp Young and Pearce Solicitors. The merger required a complete rebranding of all marketing materials and the creation of a new firm website within a timeframe of three months, with 80 per cent of the work being executed in-house by the marketing team.

Our [Department] Team
Christina Yardley CEO

Christina Yardley

Partner & CEO

Christina‘s expertise covers a full range of private client services including Wills, Probate, Trusts, Care Fees Planning, Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Tax Planning and Conveyancing.

Ann-Marie Bowman

Ann-Marie Bowman

Partner & Chairwoman

Ann-Marie Bowman is Partner and Chairwoman of Nottingham based law firm Rotheras. Ann-Marie remains highly committed to her fee-earning work in Family law, dealing with all aspects of children matters.

Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen

Partner

Jeremy Allen is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market offices in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Anton Balkitis

Anton Balkitis

Partner & Head of Transport

Anton Balkitis leads the Transport Law team and is a nationally recognised Transport and Motoring Law specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Richard Bates

Richard Bates

Partner

Richard Bates leads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Rotheras. Richard is a litigation specialist and can provide a wide range of services to both commercial and private clients.

Paul Cobb

Paul Cobb

Partner & Head of Family

Paul Cobb is Head of the Family department and is a family and matrimonial solicitor, specialising in collaborative law, at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Rebecca Emeleus

Rebecca Emeleus

Partner & Head of Personal Injury

Rebecca Emeleus is Talent & Resourcing Partner and Head of the Personal Injury department at Rotheras. Rebecca has over 22 years’ experience of Personal Injury cases of all types including catastrophic injuries, aviation accidents and general aviation litigation.

Antony Fyson

Antony Fyson

Partner

Antony Fyson is a Partner and heads up the Long Eaton branch Office of Rotheras Solicitors and offers clients a wealth of expertise in Commercial Property and Conveyancing matters.

Duncan Godfrey

Duncan Godfrey

Partner

Duncan Godfrey is a Probate, Trusts and Residential Conveyancing Solicitor at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is located at our offices in the Lace Market and Burton Joyce.

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

Partner

Richard Hammond is a Dispute Resolution specialist and mediator at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors. Richard is also a notary public, processing client documents for international use.

Karen Hayward

Karen Hayward

Partner

Karen Hayward is a partner and Chartered Legal Executive at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors, with over 20 years’ experience in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.  Karen is based at our Beeston office.

Joanne Millward

Joanne Millward

Partner

Joanne Millward is a Family Law solicitor with over 20 years’ experience dealing in all areas of Family Law.

Tom Redgate

Tom Redgate

Partner & Head of Commercial Property

Tom Redgate is a Commercial Property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras and is located at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Jayne Smith

Jayne Smith

Partner & Head of Wills and Probate

Jayne Smith leads the Wills and Probate department at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is currently based in our Wollaton office.

Greg Tring

Greg Tring

Partner

Greg Tring specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing and regularly acts for clients on sales, purchases, remortgages and transfer of equity and is part of one of the largest conveyancing teams across the East Midlands.

Michelle Young

Michelle Young

Partner & Head of Residential Property

Michelle Young is a residential property specialist and heads up the residential property team at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Greg Almond

Greg Almond

Senior Associate

Greg qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has specialised in Personal Injury for more than 14 years. He acts for clients who have suffered life changing injuries. He specialises in cosmetic and clinical negligence claims.

Pete Davis-Yates

Pete Davis-Yates

Head of IT

Pete Davis-Yates heads up Rotheras IT department, he has over 20 years experience from multiple sectors and through both internal and external IT provision.

Nelissa Hicks

Nelissa Hicks

Senior Associate

Nelissa has over 17 years’ experience as a Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts solicitor and is based at our Mapperley office. An experienced Senior Associate with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Inheritance Tax Planning and the Administration of Trusts and Estates.

Tehri Sygrove

Terhi Sygrove

Recoveries Manager

Terhi Sygrove is a debt recovery specialist and head of the debt recovery department at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

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Jo Walchester

Head of Marketing & Business Development

Jo Walchester heads up Rotheras Marketing department. She joined the firm in July 2015 and is based at our Lace Market office.

Tony Woodward

Tony Woodward

Head of Operations

Tony Woodward is Head of Operations at Rotheras Solicitors. He works closely with the management team and executive board to oversee the operational activity within the firm.

Natalie Abbott

Natalie Abbott

Associate Solicitor

Natalie is an Employment Law specialist with over 10 years’ experience representing both businesses and individuals across a range of employment services including settlement agreements, discrimination, dismissals and redundancy.

Sally Hartland

Sally Hartland

Associate Solicitor

Sally Hartland is a Family, Matrimonial and Child Law specialist based at our offices in The Lace Market. Sally specialises and regularly represents both parents and grandparents in care proceedings.

Petra Feast

Petra Lewis-Feast

Associate Solicitor

Petra Lewis-Feast is a senior lawyer within the wills and probate team. She has worked as a private client specialist since she qualified in 1993. Petra is currently based in our head office in the Lace Market

Lucy Pettitt

Lucy Pettitt

Associate

Lucy Pettitt has amassed over 12 years of experience in all aspects of Conveyancing.

Eleanor Robinson

Eleanor Robinson

Associate Solicitor

Eleanor Robinson is a Wills, Probate and Trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our West Bridgford office.

Sarah Soo

Sarah Soo

Associate Solicitor

Sarah Soo is a Wills and Probate specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and has specialised in private client work since she began her career. Sarah is currently based in our Wollaton office

Ruth Tyas

Ruth Tyas

Associate Solicitor

Ruth specialises in all aspects of family law and since 2010 she has been an accredited specialist in private law children matters and in domestic abuse where urgent protective remedies are required.

Jason Waghorne

Jason Waghorne

Associate Solicitor

Jason specialises in all aspects of commercial law including company and business sales and purchases, commercial contracts, company secretarial, partnerships, shareholder rights and much more.

Emily Weston

Emily Weston

Associate Solicitor

Emily Weston is as an Associate Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing team and is based primarily at our Beeston office.

Olivia Maginn

Olivia Maginn

Barrister

Olivia Maginn is a transport and motoring law specialist at Nottingham based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Emma Adcock

Emma Adcock

Solicitor

Emma Adcock is a family and matrimonial specialist based at The lace Market and West Bridgford offices.

James Briggs

James Briggs

Associate Solicitor

James Briggs is an associate and private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Adam Cotterill

Adam Cotterill

Solicitor

Adam’s expertise covers a wide range of services including drafting Wills, preparing Power of Attorney documents, Probate and Court of Protections applications.

Victoria Dodge

Victoria Dodge

Solicitor

Vicki takes on a wide range of personal injury cases including road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and accidents at work.

Rebecca Lister

Rebecca Lister

Solicitor

Rebecca Lister is a Solicitor within our Family Department and specialises in children and child care proceedings, regularly representing parents during care proceedings.

Fiona Moore Commercial Property

Fiona Moore

Associate Solicitor

Fiona Moore is an associate solicitor specialising in commercial property and residential property at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is located at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Transport Solicitor

Chris Powell

Associate Solicitor

Chris Powell is an associate solicitor at Rotheras, specialising in road transport law and motorist defence. He advises and represents haulage and PSV operator licence holders and drivers on all road transport regulatory matters.

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Solicitor

Luke specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential property including leasing, sales and purchases, development work, commercial finance and much more and is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Chris Bradshaw

Chris Bradshaw

Senior Paralegal

Chris specialises in children matters and provides support to Ann-Marie Bowman.

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Chartered Legal Executive

Kerry Brown is a residential property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Sue Dutton

Sue Dutton

Legal Executive

Sue Dutton is a Legal Executive in the Family and Childcare department at Rotheras and is based at our Long Eaton office.

Jan Raszyk

Jan Raszyk

Conveyancer

Jan Raszyk is a Conveyancer in Rotheras Residential Conveyancing department.

Kerry Redfern

Kerry Redfern

Chartered Legal Executive

Kerry Redfern is a residential property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Alison Richardson

Alison Richardson

Legal Executive

Alison Richardson is a member of the wills, trust & probate team based at our Mapperley office.

Lindsey Richmond

Lindsey Richmond

Chartered Legal Executive

Lindsey is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Chloe Smart

Chloe Smart

Licensed Conveyancer

Chloe Smart is a Licensed Conveyancer in the residential property department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Joanne Derbyshire

Joanne Derbyshire

Trainee Solicitor

Joanne Derbyshire is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Transport department.

Jasmine Jackson

Jasmine Jackson

Trainee Solicitor

Jasmine Jackson is a trainee Solicitor in the Commercial Property department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Joshua Morley

Joshua Morley

Trainee Solicitor

Joshua Morley is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Dispute Resolution department and is based in the Lace Market office.

Christina Peck

Christina Peck

Trainee Solicitor

Christina Peck is a trainee solicitor within Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Mapperley office.

Paige Regardsoe

Paige Regardsoe

Solicitor

Paige Regardsoe is a Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Billy Shaw

Billy Shaw

Solicitor

Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues and is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements

Rebecca Howard

Rebecca Howard

Senior Paralegal

Rebecca is a Senior Paralegal in the Personal Injury department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office

Hardeep Chumber

Hardeep Chumber

Paralegal

Hardeep Chumber is a paralegal in Rotheras Motoring and Transport department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Sally Cooper

Sally Cooper

Conveyancing Department Assistant

Sally is our first point of contact for any new conveyancing enquiries that come in to the department and provides a bespoke quoting service for prospective clients, estate agents and other referrers of work.

Penelope Baird

Penelope Baird

Paralegal

Penelope Baird is a Paralegal in Rotheras residential conveyancing department and is based at our Long Eaton office

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Skyler Broadhead

Senior Paralegal

Skyler Broadhead is a Senior Paralegal in Rotheras Solicitors Child Care department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Vicki Ettles

Vicki Ettles

Paralegal

Vicki Ettles is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our Long Eaton office.

Sharon Fleckney

Sharon Fleckney

Paralegal

Sharon Fleckney is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Lace Market Office.

Anna Guy

Anna Guy

Paralegal

Anna Guy has over 10 years’ experience of working in law firms, and 7 years’ experience of dealing with Wills and Probate matters.

Nadine Hardy

Nadine Hardy

Paralegal

Nadine Hardy is a matrimonial & family paralegal at Rotheras, based at our Long Eaton office.

Brett James

Brett James

Paralegal

Brett James is a Conveyancing and Wills and Probate Paralegal at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market office.

Emily Kevan

Emily Kevan

Paralegal

Emily Kevan is a residential property and commercial property paralegal at Rotheras. She is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham city centre.

Michelle Kingston

Michelle Kingston

Paralegal

Michelle Kingston is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at our Long Eaton office

Sara Lockton

Sara Lockton

Paralegal

Sara Lockton is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our West Bridgford office.

Grace Millward

Grace Millward

Paralegal

Grace Millward is a Paralegal in Rotheras Residential Conveyancing department and is based at the Beeston office.

Hollie Moore

Hollie Moore

Paralegal

Hollie Moore is a Paralegal in the Conveyancing department.

Millie Moreton

Millie Moreton

Paralegal

Millie Moreton is a paralegal in Rotheras commercial and dispute resolution departments and is based at our Lace Market office.

Sue Radford

Sue Radford

Paralegal

Sue Radford is a Paralegal in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and is based at the firm’s Beeston Office.

Beccy Rodham

Beccy Rodham

Paralegal

Beccy Rodham is a Paralegal in Rotheras Family Law department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Holly Setchfield

Holly Setchfield

Paralegal

Holly is a paralegal who assists Head of Department Michelle Young and Kerry Brown at the West Bridgford office.

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw

Paralegal

Elizabeth Shaw is a paralegal in Rotheras Transport department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Susan White

Susan White

Paralegal

Susan White is a Paralegal in Rotheras Debt Recovery and Family Law department.

Laura Clare

Laura Clare

Associate Solicitor

Laura has over 16 years’ experience as a Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts solicitor and is based at our Lace Market office. An experienced Associate with a friendly, hands-on approach to clients.

Melissa Merry

Melissa Merry

Consultant

Melissa Merry is a Consultant in our Wills and Probate department, with over 30 years of exeperience in private client work. Melissa is based at our Nottingham City Centre offices.

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