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WHY CHOOSE 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.

Derek had the foresight in the late 1980’s to suggest the firm needed modernising and thus the Partners appointed Nick Cherry as Managing Partner and Trevor Clifford as Practice Manager/CEO. They oversaw the growth of the firm through the 1990’s and the new millennium to become the firm it is today, retiring in 2008 and 2010 respectively. They left behind a modern, progressive and successful firm rooted in the local community on which the current Partners have sought to build.

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 fundraising and charitable work.

Norton Peskett’s skilled lawyers can provide legal advice and services across several 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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