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

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

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.

Jayne Smith

Partner

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

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.

Joanne Millward

Partner

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

Karen Hayward

Partner

Karen Hayward is a wills, probate and trusts specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and currently operates in our Beeston office.

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.

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

Talent & Resourcing Partner

Rebecca Emeleus has over 22 years’ experience of Personal Injury cases of all types including catastrophic injuries, aviation accidents and general aviation litigation.

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.

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.

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.

Anton Balkitis

Partner

Anton Balkitis leads the transport law team and is a nationally recognised road transport lawyer and motoring law specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

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.

Charles George

Partner

Charles George has over 15 years’ experience as a contentious probate solicitor and he has also been responsible for risk and compliance at the firm for many years. Charles is currently based in our head office in the Lace Market

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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.

Elisabeth Halls

Partner

Elisabeth Halls has specialised in personal injury claims for over 30 years and has wide experience in the sector. She deals with cases of maximum severity and has special experience in head injury claims. Elisabeth also handles all other injury claims as well as MIB and CICA cases.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Haggis

Senior Associate

Robert Haggis is a Senior Associate in Corporate and Commercial Law at Rotheras and has over 35 years’ experience as a barrister and 20 years’ experience working in-house across international markets.

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.

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.

Wayne Vickers

Senior Associate

Wayne Vickers is a Senior Associate within Rotheras whilst also being Joint Head of the Personal Injury department. He has over 18 years’ experience in handling claims and he acts for both claimants and defendants.

Lucy Pettitt

Associate

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

Lucy Walker

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Walker is a residential conveyancing associate and is based at Rotheras Mapperley office.

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

Rebecca Green

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Rebecca Green is an Associate Chartered Legal Executive in Rotheras Wills and Probate department and specialises in will drafting, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection applications. Rebecca is currently based in our Long Eaton office.

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.

Sally Hartland

Associate Solicitor

Sally Hartland is a Family, Matrimonial and Child Law specialist based at our offices in The Lace Market.

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

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.

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

Barrister

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

Luke Smith

Solicitor

Luke can advise clients on a wide range of commercial and residential property matters.

Emma Adcock

Solicitor

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

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

Solicitor

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

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.

Chris Powell

Solicitor

Chris Powell specialises in road transport law and motoring defence. He advises and represents haulage and PSV operator licence holders and drivers on all road transport regulatory matters.

Fiona Moore

Solicitor

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

James Briggs

Solicitor

James Briggs is a private client solicitor at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Kate Barry

Conveyancing Solicitor

Kate Barry is a Solicitor in the residential property department at Rotheras and is based at our firm’s Long Eaton Office.

Kerry Brown

Chartered Legal Executive

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

Kerry Redfern

Chartered Legal Executive

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

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.

Ruth Pilling

Conveyancing Executive

Ruth is a Conveyancing Executive at Rotheras and is based at our Mapperley office.

Alison Richardson

Legal Executive

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

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.

Chris Bradshaw

Family Law Executive

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

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

Conveyancer

Jan Raszyk is a Conveyancer in Rotheras Residential Conveyancing department.

Joanne Derbyshire

Trainee Solicitor

Joanne Derbyshire is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Personal Injury department.

Joshua Morley

Trainee Solicitor

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

Paige Regardsoe

Trainee Solicitor

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

Billy Shaw

Trainee 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

Christina Peck

Trainee Solicitor

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

Jasmine Jackson

Trainee Solicitor

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

Rebecca Howard

Senior Paralegal

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

Elizabeth Shaw

Paralegal

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

Ellie Robinson

Paralegal

Ellie Robinson is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market office.

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.

Vicki Ettles

Paralegal

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

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.

Beccy Rodham

Paralegal

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

Beth Clayton

Paralegal

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

Brett James

Paralegal

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

Michelle Kingston

Paralegal

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

Millie Moreton

Paralegal

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

Penelope Baird

Paralegal

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

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.

Sharon Fleckney

Paralegal

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

Sue Radford

Paralegal

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

Susan White

Paralegal

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

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

Paralegal

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

Hardeep Chumber

Paralegal

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

Hollie Moore

Paralegal

Hollie Moore is a Paralegal in the Conveyancing department.

Holly Setchfield

Paralegal

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

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