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Else Solicitors is a commercial and private client law firm in Burton on Trent.

The company was incorporated by Chris Else in November 2003, and grew rapidly in the first few years at offices in Burton. He was joined by Andrew Hickman as a Partner in October 2007 when the company integrated.

Chris has more than 20 years experience in the legal profession. The business prides itself on the professional yet personal approach to all clients and cases. This ethic has been the key component in the business’ continued growth across the Midlands.

Business growth has allowed Else Solicitors to recruit a number of excellent solicitors with specialist skills in a number of other sectors too. These include Debt Recovery, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

Our specialist team of solicitors collectively bring more than 100 years of legal experience and expertise to the company. As a result Else Solicitors are able to provide an outstanding service across all commercial sectors and to businesses of all sizes as well as private clients.

Else Solicitors LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (OC346132) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Our SRA Number is 513399.

A full list of members may be inspected at the registered office – First Avenue, Centrum 100, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2WE.
Our VAT number is 828477194.

Chris is the founding Partner of Else Solicitors and has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial solicitor dealing mainly with commercial disputes. He is also an accredited Mediator.

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Chris Else

Managing Partner

Andrew joined Else from a leading international law firm with over 25 years experience in construction law and is considered an expert in this area.

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Andrew Hickman


Andy has considerable experience in all areas of commercial and property litigation, including commercial contract disputes.

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Andy Rudkin

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution

Adam has considerable experience in handling a wide range of business and commercial legal matters varying from mergers and acquisitions to shareholder's agreements.

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Adam Gilbert

Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial

Tracey joined the firm in 2007 and has over 30 years of legal finance and practice management experience.
Tracey Marsh

Partner Designate - Practice Manager

Kathryn specialises in and heads up Wills and Probate. Kathryn has been working as a private client solicitor since qualification and is also a member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Kathryn Caple

Associate - Head of Wills & Probate

Greg gained his expertise working for a large regional law firm providing legal services to financial institutions, universities and a group of engineering and construction consultants.

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Greg Bullock

Associate - Dental, Corporate & Commercial

Amiee joined Else Solicitors in 2014 in the Dispute Resolution department, and was promoted to Associate in July 2018.

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Amiee O’Toole

Associate - Dispute Resolution

Steve joined Else after spending over 20 years in law practices in Worcestershire and the West Midlands specialising in dispute resolution particularly High Court litigation.

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Stephen Stewart

Solicitor - Dispute Resolution

Franzi qualified as a Corporate & Commercial Solicitor in March 2020.

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Franzi Poxon

Solicitor - Corporate & Commercial

Mary joined the Else team in January 2020 as a qualified Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department.

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Mary McAneny

Solicitor - Dispute Resolution

Imogen joined the Wills & Probate team as a qualified Solicitor in January 2020.

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Imogen D'Arcy

Solicitor - Wills & Probate

Julia has a LLB Law degree and a LLM both from BPP University, London.

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Julia Bwoma

Trainee Solicitor & County Court Advocate

Rachel has several years experience working within the debt industry initially specialising in debt advice and now specialises in residential landlord and tenant dispute resolution.

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Rachel Greenway

Paralegal - Dispute Resolution

Laura joined Else Solicitors as a Litigation Executive in February 2014 after gaining several years of expertise in debt recovery as a Paralegal with a National Law Firm.

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Laura Charles

Team Leader & Paralegal - Debt Recovery

Beth deals with collecting all types of debts ranging from individuals to large corporate firms.

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Beth Marsh

Paralegal - Debt Recovery

Charlotte joined Else Solicitors from a global hotel group gaining commercial experience working in accounts and IT which provided valuable skills that greatly assist Charlotte in her current role.

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Charlotte Osborne

Litigation Executive - Debt Recovery

Kate joined the firm in 2017. She is responsible for the firm's marketing activity and is the main point of contact for all press enquiries.
Kate Henderson

Head of Marketing

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For more detailed legal advice that could benefit your business, please contact our team on 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.