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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 and Andrew each have more than 20 years experience in the legal profession. They pride themselves on their professional yet personal approach to all clients and cases. This ethic has been the key component in their 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

Partner - Head of Construction

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

Experience in handling business mergers and acquisitions, disposals, corporate re-organisations, company share buy back, management buyouts, venture capital and private equity investment, and joint venture and partnership agreements.

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Adam Gilbert

Partner - Head of Corporate & Commercial

Tracey joined the firm in 2007 with over 20 years of legal accounts experience, gained in Derby city centre practices.

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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

Louise has considerable experience in all areas of Commercial, Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution.

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Louise Sackey

Associate - Dispute Resolution

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

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Ashley joined Else Solicitors in April 2017 as a Trainee Solicitor and is a member of the Corporate and Commercial team led by Partner Adam Gilbert.

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Ashley Taylor

Corporate & Commercial Solicitor

Laura recently qualified as a solicitor after completing her training contract with Else Solicitors. She joins the Commercial Property team after specialising in this area of law during the later stages of her training.

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Laura Butchart

Commercial Property Solicitor

Daniel recently qualified as a solicitor after completing his two year training contract with Else Solicitors in the Dispute Resolution department team.

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Daniel Woodall

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Aaron has a LLB Law degree from Nottingham Trent University and also a LL Masters in International Legal Practice from the University of Law in London.

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Aaron Singh

Trainee Solicitor

She previously worked at Else Solicitors as a Paralegal in the Debt Recovery Department for six months, and has also worked at Eversheds Sutherland in Cardiff in their Commercial Property Department.

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Imogen D'Arcy

Trainee Solicitor

Franzi has a LLB Law degree from the University of Derby and a Masters of Laws in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law in Birmingham.

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Franzi Poxon

Trainee Solicitor

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

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Julia Bwoma

Paralegal & County Court Advocate

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

Litigation Executive

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

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

Litigation Paralegal

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

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Beth Marsh

Litigation Executive

Tracey has held a number of management roles during her career, including Office Manager at Next and most recently a three year position with the HomeStart charity in Derby. She joined Else in June 2017 as a litigation executive.

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Tracey Jackson

Litigation Executive

Yolanda is a paralegal specialising in wills & Probate. She has developed her legal experience by working at a number of different law firms acquiring a great working knowledge in several areas of law.

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Yolanda Ride

Wills & Probate Paralegal

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