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Gotelee Solicitors

Work Department

Criminal and Regulatory Law




Hugh Rowland joined Gotelee in 1987 after training at a Sussex firm. He is an accredited criminal law practitioner and higher rights court advocate and is qualified in health and safety law from the University of East Anglia. 

Hugh’s cases cover all aspects of criminal law but he has a particular expertise in all forms of regulatory enforcement including health and safety, animal welfare, planning, fire safety, highways and statutory nuisance, trading standards, confiscation, cash seizure, road traffic and licensing.


French (basic)


Criminal Law Solicitors Association


University of Sussex B.A. Law, Trent Polytechnic- Law Society Finals


Ipswich and East Suffolk Hockey Club, Ipswich Hospital Band, Waldringfield Sailing Club 

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Employment > Health and safety

(Leading individuals)

Hugh RowlandGotelee Solicitors

At Gotelee Solicitors in Ipswich, criminal defence is a core practice and it receives a high volume of health and safety cases through referrals, often taking on cases previously handled by legal aid practices. Veteran litigator and practice head Hugh Rowland has a well-established reputation in the defence of health and safety matters, as well as regulatory, trading standards and licensing cases. Howard Catherall is a leading adviser to the logistics industry on criminal investigations and regulatory offences.

East Anglia > Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing

(Leading individuals)

Hugh RowlandGotelee Solicitors

Gotelee Solicitors has a broad practice that handles liquor and venue licences for venue owners and SME clients. Hugh Rowland is the main partner and a former committee member of the national Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association. He handles licensing as part of broad disputes practice. Howard Catherall is a leading adviser to the logistics industry on criminal and licensing matters.

East Anglia > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

(Leading individuals)

Hugh RowlandGotelee Solicitors

Gotelee Solicitors in Ipswich is ‘amazing, not only for its knowledge and experience but also its ability to treat clients as human beings‘. Hugh Rowland leads the practice handles a broad range of criminal matters but has particular expertise in advising victims of crime who find the criminal justice system hard to navigate. Howard Catherall has a strong presence in private client crime, which intersects with his transport and logistics practice.

East Anglia > Transport > Transport and shipping

Their professionalism and customer service is remarkable‘, says a client of Gotelee Solicitors in Ipswich. The transport and logistics practice is now led by Hugh Rowland, who has decades of experience of defending businesses facing investigations by Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and other regulatory bodies. Former practice head Howard Catherall left to join Leathes Prior.