Isadores > Norwich, England > Firm Profile


Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich Tier 2

Isadores has a niche commercial practice, being particularly focused on insolvency. Practice head Robert Pyke has broad expertise in residential and commercial development work to handle the property aspects of insolvency cases. The 'exceptional' Pyke and senior associate Lauren Toynton are the key lawyers providing support to the firm’s corporate and insolvency teams, and Pyke recently assisted Grant Thornton LLP as trustee in the sale of residential properties and industrial units, as well as dealing with the Crown Estate in respect of a property owned by a management company that was dissolved.

Practice head(s):

Robert Pyke

Other key lawyers:


‘Approachability, very good communication and always available. You are made to feel as though you are this firm’s only client which is something to be proud of.’

‘Robert Pyke is exceptional. He is always available and quite a rarity in the current world with solicitors in that he takes a proactive view and will advise on solutions rather than just presenting issues. Due to his experience he has exceptional knowledge and is a key asset to us in trying to get deals over the line.’

‘Robert Pyke, shockingly prompt and concise commercial advice.’

‘Second to none response rate and commercial service.’

Key clients

Fairfax and Favor Limited

New Buckenham Property Limited

Jadelink UK Limited

Norfolk Racing Holdings Limited

Norfolk Homes Limited

Agile Property Partners Limited

RSLC Developments Limited

T Blanchflower Carpentry Limited

Handelsbanken Plc

Grant Thornton

J O Sims Holdings Limited

Purnells Insolvency Practitioners

DFB Project Ltd

Scott Residential Ltd

Blanchard Fields Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Fairfax and Favor Limited on two occupational leases for their latest two retail stores (Marlow and Stow-on-the-Wold).
  • Advising Norfolk Homes Limited, a multi-site developer based in North Norfolk in respect of the set up of the next phase of their development site at Trowse, Norwich, Norfolk including dealing with infrastructure documentation and plot sale contract pack set up.
  • Advising Blanchard Fields Limited on the disposal of plots at their residential development site at Blanchard Fields, Isle of Wight.

About us: Isadores, the business legal services arm of Isadore Goldman, is a progressive business and commercial law firm. Today, we offer a full range of legal services from our three offices in Norwich, Portsmouth and London. We have chosen our office locations to give the firm excellent coverage outside of London in the East and South of England, and we work very closely together to ensure a fully-integrated, seamless service.

By integrating deep business understanding with new smarter ways of thinking, we tailor our service, expertise and offerings to our clients’ different needs. We provide clear advice and recommendations based on each client’s unique business challenge and are a strategic partner to our clients. We drive development forward and challenge each other, our clients and the industry with the best deal as a goal.

The choice of the business and commercial law partnering is more important today than ever. In a world that is constantly changing, clients need someone who takes the time to understand how all these external factors can impact them and their business. Our clients get a truly director-lead service, lead by specialists who have the drive and competence required to understand each client’s world and helps them make successful decisions.

About the relationship between Isadore Goldman and Isadores
Isadore Goldman was founded by Mr Isadore Goldman in 1885. Practicing initially in family law, Mr Goldman quickly branched out into insolvency which was carried on by his son, Joe, and his grandson, Alfred, well into the 1970s. Alfred Goldman complimented this with a successful bank recovery practice when the firm was sometimes referred to as the “grim reaper” winning the loyalty of a large national clearing bank that continues to this day.

Born out of the success and caliber of Isadore Goldman, in 2021 Isadores emerged as a separate business arm which is a modern corporate and commercial property focused practice servicing a diverse range of business sectors. Isadores is a new firm built on the foundations developed over 135 years  of practicing law. 

Specialist areas: We represent a large client base of corporate companies. These range from local, family-owned businesses to larger public companies with multiple shareholders. We also represent directors, investors and partners in LLPs.

Despite the variety of our clients, one thing remains consistent – the speed of service and added value that we put at the heart of all our practices. We aim to act as an extension of your business, so that you can call on us at any time to address opportunities as well as challenges along the way.

Corporate and commercial : We are forward thinking.
There are a number of complexities around any business transaction, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and restructuring, right through to emerging areas of business law. Our corporate lawyers have a depth of experience and a breadth of understanding which enables us to produce rigorously-researched solutions to the most complex business issues.

  • Starting and managing a business
  • Buying, selling and restructuring
  • Succession planning
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity and other non-leveraged investment
  • Banking and lending
  • Contract negotiation
  • Intellectual property

Dispute resolution: We are the solution.
Disputes and litigation are an unavoidable part of business life, so when an issue arises, don’t be tempted to bury your head in the sand. Our proven track record and high success rate in dispute resolution speaks for itself.

We quite often find solutions in reconnecting people where communication has broken down. Quite simply, we get businesses and people talking to each other, look at their options and agree a way forward.

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Insolvency
  • International
  • Licensing
  • Property litigation
  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes

Commercial property: We are the cornerstone of your business.
From owning a local shop or selling land for development, our commercial property specialists will give you all the expert advice and assurance you need.
For us, knowing the law is key, but we also know that applying it pragmatically ‘on the ground’ is what really sets us apart. We pride ourselves on offering our clients an in-depth knowledge of how local authorities operate in practice and how best to communicate with them. We do the tricky work, so you can concentrate on your business.

  • Property development
  • Planning, development and public law
  • Highways and rights of way
  • Building regulation issues
  • Environmental matters
  • Development land
  • Investment
Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Commercial Property Robert Pyke 01603 611370
Head of Corporate, East Anglia Nathan Muskett 01603 611370
Corporate, East Anglia Peter Sheppard 01603 611370
Head of Dispute Resolution, East Anglia Adam McCaw 01603 611370
Directors : 3
Consultants : 3
Associates : 3
Assistant Solicitors : 1
Trainee Solicitors : 2
Paralegal support : 2