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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.

Law Firm of the Year: Midlands and Wales

Family Law Awards 2021: Our Family and Child Care team were shortlisted for Family Law Firm of the Year: Midlands and Wales at the 2021 Family Law Awards on the basis of the quality of the services we offer, recent cases in which the team has acted, services benefitting the local community such as our free legal clinics and testimonials from clients.

Contribution to the Community Award

Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2021: We were finalists in the Contribution to the Community category at this year’s Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards for our community initiatives, including partnering with RideWise to launch a survey about people’s cycling habits during lockdown and donating funds to their community bike library; the adaptations made to our legal services during Covid-19 and staff wellbeing and development initiatives.

Excellence in Collaboration Award

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2021: We were finalists for the Excellence in Collaboration category for our legal clinics with Derbyshire Carers Association which provide free legal advice to their service users and staff. Over 400 people have accessed the clinics since they were launched, with the firm adapting the clinics to take place via phone or video call during Covid-19 to ensure service users could still access this vital service.

Client Care Award

Modern Law Awards 2020: We were shortlisted for the Client Care Award at the 2020 Modern Law Awards as a result of our high levels of client care from initial contact to the completion of a matter, including our personalised client service, our commitment to training staff to ensure they provide the highest levels of care and our use of technology including e-documents and digital signatures so that clients can access documents and get updates on the matter at any time.

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 Team
Michelle Young

Michelle Young

m.young@rotheras.co.uk

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

Lucy Pettitt

Lucy Pettitt

l.pettitt@rotheras.co.uk

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

Emily Weston

Emily Weston

e.weston@rotheras.co.uk

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

Laura_Smith

Laura Smith

ll.smith@rotheras.co.uk

Laura Smith is a Licensed Conveyancer in the residential property department at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

k.brown@rotheras.co.uk

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

Jo Goddard

Johanna Goddard

j.goddard@rotheras.co.uk

Jo Goddard has over 20 years experience specialising in all aspects of residential conveyancing and regularly acts for clients on sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity and is part of one of the largest conveyancing teams across the East Midlands.

Kerry Redfern

Kerry Redfern

k.redfern@rotheras.co.uk

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

Joanne Derbyshire

Joanne Derbyshire

j.derbyshire@rotheras.co.uk

Joanne Derbyshire is a Solicitor in Rotheras’ conveyancing department and is based at our Beeston office.

Sally Cooper

Sally Cooper

s.cooper@rotheras.co.uk

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

p.baird@rotheras.co.uk

Penelope Baird is a Paralegal in Rotheras residential conveyancing department and is based at our Beeston office.

Vicki Ettles

Vicki Ettles

v.ettles@rotheras.co.uk

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

Grace Millward

Grace Millward

g.millward@rotheras.co.uk

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

Hollie Moore

Hollie Moore

h.moore@rotheras.co.uk

Hollie Moore is a Senior Paralegal in the Conveyancing department.

Ellie Robinson

em.robinson@rotheras.co.uk

Ellie Robinson is a Senior Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our West Bridgford office.

Lucy Dixon

Lucy Dixon

l.dixon@rotheras.co.uk

Lucy Dixon is a Paralegal in Rotheras’ Conveyancing department and is based at our Beeston branch.

Sophie Lydon

Sophie Lydon

s.lydon@rotheras.co.uk

Sophie Lydon is a Paralegal in Rotheras’ Conveyancing department and is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham city centre.

Joanna Merriman

Joanna Merriman

j.merriman@rotheras.co.uk

Joanna Merriman in Associate Solicitor in our Conveyancing department. Joanna is based at our Head Office in the Lace Market.

Safina Frankson

Safina Metcalfe

s.metcalfe@rotheras.co.uk

Safina Metcalfe is a Paralegal based within our Residential Conveyancing department. Safina is based at our Head Office in the Lace Market.

Shelby Richardson

s.richardson@rotheras.co.uk

Shelby Richardson is a Senior Paralegal in Rotheras’ Conveyancing department and is based at our West Bridgford branch.

News
Telephone Receptionist

We’re Recruiting: Telephone Receptionist

An opportunity has arisen to join our team as a Telephone Receptionist.  This person will be the first point of contact for all inbound telephone enquiries.

We are looking for a friendly and cheery person who has excellent communication skills.  You will be dealing with clients on the telephone, taking messages and passing calls on to other members of staff.

The role is full-time, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and can be based at our office in The Lace Market in Nottingham or at home or a mixture of the two (hybrid working).

External Transport Manager

A Short Guide to Meeting Your Responsibilities as an External Transport Manager

It is not easy being an External Transport Manager. You have the same responsibilities as a full-time in-house Transport Manager however you might only be contracted for a handful of hours a week in the case of a single vehicle operator. Even for a diligent External Transport Manager it can be difficult to exercise continuous and effective control when you may only see the vehicles you are responsible for a few hours a week.

This guide is intended to be a short, no-nonsense crib sheet for External Transport Managers. It is by no means comprehensive, but it does flag up some of the more common issues that can ultimately lead to problems with the Traffic Commissioner.

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