Nottingham law firm expands commercial and conveyancing teams

Robert Haggis, left, and Lucy Walker

Rothera Sharp has added to its commercial and conveyancing teams with the appointments of corporate and commercial senior associate Robert Haggis and conveyancing associate Lucy Walker.

Based at the firm’s Lace Market office, Robert, who has over 35 years’ experience as a barrister and 20 years’ experience working in-house across international markets can act for clients on buying and selling companies, shareholder agreements, contract disputes, intellectual property, trademark issues, IT and software contracts. He has also previously specialised in gaming and software contracts.

Robert, whose previous roles include working with international oil companies in Saudi Arabia, helping with the setup of casinos on the Isle of Man as in-house gaming lawyer and advising on the drawing up of the Gambling Act 2005 said: “It’s an exciting challenge and a fresh approach. The reality is that at Rothera Sharp we have people doing all different areas of law and the idea is that we have a one-stop shop where we can supply the client with everything they need. The key message is that our clients don’t need to go anywhere else.”

Lucy can assist with all aspects of the house-buying process including buying and selling, right to buy and help to buy and auction properties. She also has particular experience assisting first time buyers with property purchases and has previously worked at firms across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. She will be based at Rothera Sharp’s Mapperley office.

Christina Yardley, CEO at Rothera Sharp said: “We are thrilled to welcome Robert and Lucy to the firm. Lucy has a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing and will be an integral part of the team at Mapperley. Robert’s previous roles and expertise in such a wide range of commercial matters will make him an invaluable asset to the firm, where he will help to mentor other members of the commercial team, building and developing the firm’s corporate and commercial side.”