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Norton Peskett SolicitorS

Founded in the early 1830s, Norton Peskett has been providing legal services to customers and businesses in East Anglia for over 180 years. Since the early 1970s, the firm has expanded considerably. We now have a staff in excess of 100 in six offices in Lowestoft, Beccles, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Halesworth, and Norwich.

The practice continues to build on traditional core values of professionalism and integrity. Norton Peskett’s team of solicitors and lawyers are highly regarded in the East Anglian region. As a commercial and individual client law firm, our objective is to deliver clear legal solutions which precisely match your needs. Our business is based upon providing excellent service to our clients.

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Our history

edmund norton founded the firm in lowestoft in 1832

Initially, the firm practiced from addresses in the town’s High Street. In 1892 the firm moved to its present location, then known as Ivy Cottage.

The partnership gained its former name, Norton Peskett & Forward when William Brian Forward joined Frank Peskett in the practice shortly after the First World War. From the early 1920s until 1948 Mr Forward was a sole practitioner, assisted by two long serving clerks.

Peter Cooper joined Mr Forward in the practice in 1948. Peter practiced for many years and retired in 1987.

Derek Adkinson joined the firm as a Solicitor and Partner in the early 1960s and was Senior Partner from 1987 to 1993. Anthony Ambrose replaced Derek Adkinson as Senior Partner when Derek retired in 1993.

On 1st January 1996 the firm changed its name to Norton Peskett. James Hartley became Senior Partner in 2005 when Anthony Ambrose retired.

Norton Peskett has enjoyed significant expansion in recent years, both in terms of size and reputation. The firm has grown considerably in the last 50 years, and now has over 100 staff working across its six offices based in Lowestoft, Beccles, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Halesworth, and Norwich. Core to the business are the traditional values of integrity and professionalism.

Since its foundation, Norton Peskett as a firm has always prided itself on being part of the local community. With its various offices throughout the area many Partners and staff have been members of voluntary organisations. These include Round Table, Rotary Club, Lions Club, and Governors of local schools. The firm’s staff place a great deal of importance on giving back to the community with their time and expertise in fund raising and charitable work.

Norton Peskett’s skilled lawyers are able to provide legal advice and services across a number of areas of law; from employment tribunals to family mediation, motoring offences to conveyancing. Our lawyers are committed to providing commercial and individual clients with sound advice. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable and are committed to offering an excellent service.

If you are considering instructing a solicitor, speak to Norton Peskett today.

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CORONAVIRUS

We are pleased to advise that we have now re-opened our offices and we are happy to resume face to face appointments. We have implemented appropriate measures to ensure the health and well being of both staff and Clients entering our offices taking into account the latest Government guidance. We are, of course, still happy to deal with you remotely if you would prefer.

Please note that with effect from 8 August it is now mandatory to wear a face covering when entering all of our premises.