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Real estate > Commercial property: Norwich Tier 2

Isadores has a small but highly experienced commercial property practice in Norwich, with partner Robert Pyke having built up a development practice that handles complex acquisitions and disposals, including option agreements and contracts conditional upon planning.  He assists clients with the setting up and then selling residential sites with a wide mix of tenures and properties, including dealing with relevant infrastructure agreements such as S104, S38 and S278 Agreements. Pike, who is ‘one of the finest commercial property solicitors in the region‘, advised Norfolk Homes Limited on the set-up of two large developments on the outskirts of Norwich. Clients remark that he provides ‘rounded, commercial and pragmatic advice‘.

Practice head(s):

Robert Pyke


‘Response times are very good and on the numerous transactions they have dealt with have always got the transaction over the line in a timely fashion. Great clarity with their advice and very commercially minded.’

‘Robert Pyke and his team are always on the front foot and proactive to ensure timescales are met. Robert Pyke is excellent at negotiating difficult issues and finding commercial solutions.’

‘My experience of the practice has been very positive. They are highly efficient and contactable, and provide rounded, commercial and pragmatic advice.’

‘Quick to grasp issues and derive commercial robust approach.’

‘Robert Pyke. One of the finest commercial property solicitors in the region.’

‘A strong team with great people and great values that does everything it can to put the client first. Billing is always competitive and visual with fee quotes stuck to without unwanted add ons.’

‘Robert Pyke is an exceptional corporate property lawyer. He is always on hand and available however busy he may be hence excellent communication skills. He is also very good at finding solutions to issues as they arise. Unlike some lawyers, rather than coming back with questions, he always outlines the position and comes back with a suggested solution. Absolutely first class!’

Key clients

Norfolk Homes Limited

Agile Property Partners Limited

Handelsbanken Plc

Scott Residential Limited

M Scott Properties Limited

T Blanchflower Carpentry Limited

Purnells Corporate and Personal Recovery Specialists

NES Healthcare (UK)

Poppyfields (Norfolk) Limited

DFB Project Ltd

Fairfax and Favor LTD

Jadelink UK Limited and New Buckenham Property Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised M Scott Properties Limited on sale of land by way of contract conditional upon planning permission up to 400  dwellings.
  • Advised M Scott Properties Limited on the sale of land conditional upon planning permission in respect of a supermarket site.
  • Advised Norfolk Homes Limited on the sale of land forming phases 3, 4 and 5 of a development site at Attleborough.

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Norwich

Isadores, formerly known as Isadore Goldman, has ‘an approachable team that invests uncharged time into client relationships to best understand the circumstances and the client‘. Practice head Nathan Muskett has ‘an uncomplicated style, which puts mutual clients at ease, but us equally adept at presenting advice to more sophisticated clients in a formal manner‘. Since 2019, He has built up the firm’s corporate capability to accompany its best known practice in insolvency. Among examples of the its growing volume of M&A work are its work for Bulldog Plant & Equipment Group in the merger of R&G Cooper Engineering with Berkshire Engineering Supplies to create the new company.

Practice head(s):

Nathan Muskett


‘Approachable team with numerous solicitors available to contact, all of whom are knowledgeable about developments on each case. The team invests uncharged time into client relationships to best understand the circumstances and the client meaning advice is genuinely the best fit for the client.’

‘Nathan Muskett has an uncomplicated style and, when required, a casual approach to client interaction and client meetings which puts mutual clients at ease. However, he is equally adept at presenting advice to more sophisticated clients in a formal manner.’

‘I have delivered on transactions working with Nathan Muskett that would have been unachievable if working with other commercial lawyers due to his dedication and willingness to put clients first.’

‘Excellent response times, regularly working outside normal office hours to meet deadlines. Very prompt at following up on referrals.’

‘Our main point of contact is Nathan Muskett, who has a hands on approach and explains matters clearly and concisely.’

‘I have used many firms over my years in business and Isadores are always profesional and easy to get hold of.’

‘Nathan Muskett is exceptional. His knowledge and approach is of a very high standard and provides pragmatic legal advice with our best interests at all times.’

‘Vast commercial experience with ready solutions.’

Key clients

Swaine Adeney Brigg (prior to its sale by Roger Gawn)

Roger Gawn

Herbert Johnson Military

Vanners Silk

Albies Taxies

Great Yarmouth Masonic Association

Transmit Containers


Pallet Loop

Lord and Lady Huggins

Bulldog Plant & Equipment Group

Ovamill Group

CIM Signs

Vegetable Consultancy Services (VCS) – Agrii plc

Imperial Hotel Great Yarmouth

Liam Betts (former owner of Gasway)

Premiair Solutions (prior to sale)

ReadyJet Services


Work highlights

  • Advised Roger Gawn on the sale of Swaine Adeney Brigg, Papworth Leather, and Herbert Johnson to Chargeurs.
  • Advised the Bulldog Plant & Equipment Group on the merger of R&G Cooper Engineering and Berkshire Engineering Supplies.
  • Advised on the sale of Premiair Solutions to Ingersoll Rand inc.

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
Head of Commercial Property Robert Pykerpyke@isadores.com01603 611370
Head of Corporate, East Anglia Nathan Muskettnmuskett@isadores.com01603 611370
Corporate, East Anglia Peter Sheppardpsheppard@isadores.com01603 611370
Head of Dispute Resolution, East Anglia Adam McCawamccaw@isadores.com01603 611370
Directors : 3
Consultants : 3
Associates : 3
Assistant Solicitors : 1
Trainee Solicitors : 2
Paralegal support : 2