Nottingham Solicitors, Rothera Sharp has been providing high quality legal advice for nearly 200 years. Rothera Sharp is the merged Firm of Rothera Dowson and Sharp Young & Pearce both can trace their history back to the mid 1800's.

This solid foundation of knowledge, experience and expertise underpins everything we do. It informs the depth, quality and consistency of our legal advice, influences our approach to the law and inspires trust in our clients.

Our team of specialist lawyers work closely with you to assist in dealing with your legal matters. We want to build lasting relationships so go that extra mile to reach the best outcome for you.

Contact Details

  City Nottingham
  Postcode NG1 1PZ
  Address 2 Kayes Walk
  Phone Number 0800 088 6280

Products & Services


Rothera Sharp Business Lawyers offers a wealth of expertise to help businesses of all shapes and sizes across Nottingham, UK & Europe.

Whether you are starting a new business, expanding an exisiting company or planning for the futute Rothera Sharp has the team for you.

Our Business Services Team is on hand to guide you through the complexities of the legal issues you are faced with and will work with you to develop commercially based solutions to suit your needs.

There are no nasty surprises with Rothera Sharp we are transparent regarding costs and pay careful consideration to both the commercial and financial implications you face.


Nottingham Solicitors, Rothera Sharp understand that personal legal issues affecting you and your family can be a stressful time. We treat your case with sensitivity and understanding. Our supportive team of Solicitors will be with you every step of the way making sure the advice we give is explained in full and suitable for your needs.

Our aim is simple to bring you straight talking legal advice that brings the best outcome for you.

Customer Testimonials

I've bought two houses and sold one recently through Rothera Dowson. I cannot recommend highly enough. Jane Warren at beeston has overseen most of my family's buying and selling and she's always been extremely helpful and professional.
Kathryn Simpson at West Brigford helped my wife and I buy our new house and we had nothing but pushbacks and stalling from the seller's and their solicitors. Kathryn didn't take any of their mess and sped the process up no end.
Fees are very competitive and the job is always outstanding. Use them if you ever need assistance in buying or selling property.
A big thank you to the whole team.

Excellent advice, support and administration. Would recommend!

Needed help with keeping my licende after doing double the limit in a 30. Georgina geddes was the port of call and she was amazing through the whole process she explained everything very clearly and sorted everyting worth every penny

I used Rothera Sharp because i had totted up to 12 points. I need my licence for work. As i am 21 i felt that i really needed someone to back my case. They explained to the court the hardship argument. Through there work i was able to keep it and continue driving. I found that they are extremely professional, reasonably priced for the quality and friendly to talk to when speaking on the phone.
If i have any legal issues in the future i they will be the first point of call.

After the initial contact Elisabeth Halls visited our home to discuss the matter and look at evidence. After a discussion we decided to take the matter forward. She was completely professional in her dealings with us and explained all the possible options and outcomes. Throughout our experience she kept us fully informed of progress. I would definitely recommend Rother Sharp.

Me and my Fiancée have just bought our first home and Deborah Bowler at Rothera Sharp has been absolutely incredible from start to finish - you always hear horror stories about Solicitor's... however Deborah was professional, reliable and hugely efficient. Not only that but she is a lovely and friendly person and it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with her and her assistant Grace! There were no hidden fees / charges and everything was produced on time - with no hanging around and our completion day was fixed as planned. I cannot recommend her or Rothera Sharp enough!!! Thank you so much :)!

We have recently used Rothera Sharp for the sale of our flat in Nottingham. The sale was quite difficult at times but Ruth Pilling was consistently brilliant and her friendly and professional approach always gave us complete faith and she kept us informed every step of the way. We will definitely ask Ruth to help us again with our next purchase/sale. Thank you so much Ruth!!

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Our friendly and approachable team of specialist lawyers work closely with you to assist in dealing with your legal matters. We want to build lasting relationships and we will go the extra mile to reach the best outcome for you. We are transparent with both our advice and associated costs and pay careful consideration to both the legal and financial implications you may face. We can trace our roots all the way back to 1824, when solicitor John Wadsworth set up as an attorney on Fletcher Gate. Twenty-six years later, in 1850, George Bell Rothera - the first of six generations in his family to work in the legal profession - established the firm Rotheras.

Business mergers and acquisitions describe a situation where two businesses are pooling resources, or where a business is acquiring another business (usually for the purposes of business growth and expansion in a particular field). Business mergers and acquisitions can often include a number of legal, financial and operational aspects that need to be taken into account, from pensions, tax, funding and liabilities to management and workforce issues. At Rotheras we have a wealth of experience in advising business owners and corporate clients, on a wide range of business mergers and acquisitions, ranging from simple negotiations to complex transactions.

We represent operators called to preliminary hearings with the Traffic Commissioner and senior team leader (STL) interviews. A preliminary hearing is a chance to put to rest any concerns that the Commissioner may have with your operation without the matter escalating to a full Public Inquiry. Our lawyers will work closely with you before your hearing to gather evidence and to address any areas of concern. We will represent you at your preliminary hearing and help you to present you case. If you have an upcoming STL interview, we will help you to prepare for it and accompany you to the meeting to present you evidence.

An agency agreement is a written contract which sets out the terms and conditions of the relationship between the principal (the business providing the products/services) and the agent (the intermediary who agrees to sell it on their behalf). If you're considering creating a business relationship with an agent or distributor then you are likely to require an agency agreement to protect your interests and clarify the agreement. Using an agent or distributor to get your products or services into new markets and locations can help you expand your business without the costs of developing a retail presence or employing additional staff.

If social services and the local authority believe your child's welfare is at risk or they are not being properly looked after they might consider starting an initial investigation or the Public Law Outline (PLO) process which may lead to them taking the case to court. The threat of having your child taken away from you can be a traumatic and distressing experience. If social services get involved in the welfare of your child, they will usually send a 'letter before proceedings' which explains the reasons why the local authority is thinking about asking the court to take your child into care.

The sale or purchase of a business is a major decision, and it is vital to get specialist legal advice so that your transaction is completed in an accurate and timely manner and your business interests are protected. Whatever your reason for buying or selling business assets, Rotheras corporate team is on hand to provide support and practical advice. Our team have experience in the sale and purchase of businesses in a variety of industries and sectors. We can assist you in carrying out due diligence, so you have a thorough understanding of what you are buying, from a business's assets to its liabilities.

We deliver practical and straight-forward advice that you understand to make the best decisions for your business. The role of a corporate law solicitor is to help support your business through the complexities of the law. Regardless of whether you're an SME just starting out, or have an established business in multiple locations. We offer cost-effective legal advice in a timely manner to support your development. We offer strategic solutions tailored to the needs of your business and we work with organisations nationwide from our base in the East Midlands.

Corporate banking and finance transactions can be a complex area to navigate. It is important to get expert advice to ensure you are protected and the decisions you make are right for your circumstances. If you're a borrower, lender, investor, funder or private individual looking to lend, manage or recover your money, our team of corporate finance solicitors can help with your commercial transactions and deliver clear and strategic solutions tailored to your situation. Our team have a wealth of experience and can easily identify potential risks and suggest solutions early on to minimise the impact to you.