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Rothera Sharp Solicitors

2 KAYES WALK, STONEY STREET, THE LACE MARKET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 1PZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 910 0600
DX:
10028 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.rotherasharp.co.uk

East Midlands

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Rothera Sharp Solicitors (Nottingham)

Demonstrating a ‘high understanding of client business requirements’, Rothera Sharp Solicitors’ team is led by Anton Balkitis. It is renowned for its activity in the road haulage industry and acts for a variety of operators, mostly in goods and passenger transport area, including assisting operators moving goods abroad. The agriculture and farming sector is another area of focus. The group provides ‘superior service’ to clients dealing with public inquiries, prosecutions and appeals of court judgments as well as challenging the decisions of the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. The team recently represented an operator in a licensing public inquiry pertaining to the accumulation of prohibitions and infringements allowed by the company’s manager. On the non-contentious side, the firm handles acquisitions and variations to operator’s licenses. Olivia Maginn and Laura Newton are highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Anton Balkitis - Rothera Sharp Solicitors

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East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby
Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 4

Rothera Sharp Solicitors (Nottingham)

Rothera Sharp Solicitors is recommended for dispute resolution in the transport and haulage sector. It also handles a range of commercial disputes, including contractual breaches, misrepresentation and Sale of Goods Act claims. Property litigation is another area of activity. Richard Hammond and Richard Bates are ‘intelligent solicitors, who have a good eye for detail and fight hard for their clients’.

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East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Rothera Sharp Solicitors (Nottingham)

Rothera Sharp Solicitors’ ‘skilled’ team handles personal injury claims including public liability, accidents at work and road traffic accidents often involving – among others – children and foreign nationals. Recent work included settling a claim for a pedestrian involved in a road traffic accident, acting for a child claimant following a hand injury sustained at a playground and representing a claimant in a public liability claim pertaining to fractures sustained on a slippery floor. Elisabeth Halls combines ‘good judgement with the right amount of scepticism and has a proven ability to optimise outcomes for claimants’. Rebecca Emeleus is also recommended.

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East Midlands: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 2

Rothera Sharp Solicitors (Nottingham)

Rothera Sharp Solicitors is recommended for both family finance and childcare matters. With regards to the former, practice head Paul Cobb is particularly noted, assisting clients with sizable assets in the UK and offshore, pension issues and relevant tax arrangements. Ann-Marie Bowman specialises in public childcare cases and receives instructions from guardians, family members and foster carers regarding a range of adoption and care proceedings. Recent work includes handling cross-jurisdictional financial arrangements for a spouse of a director of a multinational company, representing family members in care proceedings following negative assessments by local authorities and social services, and acting for children in injury claims.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 2

Rothera Sharp Solicitors (Nottingham)

Rothera Sharp Solicitors is particularly well regarded for trusts work. Led by Jayne Smith, the team also handles the administration of high-value estates and advises clients on tax efficient structures, as well as Court of Protection issues and work with vulnerable and elderly clients. Karen Hayward was recently instructed to handle matters related to a £1.1m estate, which included deed of variation for the benefit of a charity. The team also advised on business and agricultural property reliefs, the inheritance tax aspects of a £4m estate, and obtaining a succession order in Dubai as part of an intestate estate case. Jeremy Allen and associate Petra Lewis-Feast are other names to note, as is Christina Yardley, who recently joined from Actons.

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East Midlands

Offices in Nottingham NG3, Nottingham NG2, Beeston, Nottingham NG1, Nottingham NG8, Nottingham NG5, Nottingham NG10, and Nottingham NG14

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