News release

Date: 15th April 2010

Rogers & Norton Solicitors Continue with Expansion Programme

Norwich based solicitors, Rogers & Norton is continuing its planned expansion programme with the appointment of two new partners; Peter Hastings and Steve Clarke.

April 15 2010 -Norwich based solicitors, Rogers & Norton is continuing its planned expansion programme with the appointment of two new partners; Peter Hastings and Steve Clarke.

Mr Hastings joins the firm after nine years at Steeles where he was head of its Commercial Litigation Department. Mr Clarke has been with Rogers & Norton for four years, working with the Conveyancing Team and becomes the firm’s first non-solicitor partner.

Peter Hastings brings a wealth of experience to the firm having specialised in Commercial Litigation for nearly 25 years, with a particular expertise in construction, insolvency, Customs & Excise tax claims and business disputes. He recently acted for a director & shareholder involved in a £20m dispute with a colleague.

He is also experienced in the High Court, County Court, Technology & Construction Court, Companies Court and with VAT and Tax Tribunals.

Said Peter Hastings, “When I knew it was time to move on deciding to join Rogers & Norton was easy.

“I have never heard a bad word said about them; it’s a very friendly, but highly professional, firm with a strong leadership that is clearly going places. I am looking forward to playing my part in its continued expansion.”

Steve Clarke started his career with a Norwich law firm as the office junior straight from school. Over the next 12 years he worked his way up specialising in conveyancing.

This promotion is something he thought would never happen. “Until recent changes in Law Society rules it was impossible for a non-solicitor to be a partner. Therefore I thought it would be difficult for me to progress so I am just delighted as I have always felt very much at home here.”

Added Rogers & Norton Managing Partner Richard Etheridge, “These two appointments underline our commitment to grow the firm and move into new areas.

“We have long been an admirer of Peter and the excellent work he does. He brings a new level of expertise into the practice. There is a lot of work out there we now have the capability of handling extremely well on a local and national level.

“We are also delighted Steve Clarke has agreed to join us as a partner. Steve is a highly experienced property lawyer and has an approach to work which has already made him a firm favourite with clients.

“He is our first non-solicitor partner and demonstrates our willingness to embrace new opportunities to ensure progression of our staff for the benefit of themselves and our clients.”


Pictures available on request of Richard Etheridge, with new Rogers & Norton partners, Peter Hastings and Steve Clarke.

Notes to editors

Rogers & Norton was founded in June 1982 and operates from an open plan office in The Old Chapel, Willow Lane, Norwich. The firm now has 13 partners and a total of 60 staff offering a range of services which include Personal Injury, Family Law, Company Commercial, Residential Conveyancing and Wills & Probate. The Practice has invested in up to date technology and, as a result, has the resources to act for clients on a nationwide basis offering on-line services including Personal Injury Claims, Matrimonial enquiries and Conveyancing quotations.
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