Ward Gethin Archer Limited

01553 660033

We offer a client-driven, personal service to an increasing number of businesses and private individuals. Our aim is to resolve your legal problem in a way which exceeds your expectations. Everyone needs a lawyer at some time in their lives. Often our assistance marks a major stage in your life; such as buying a home or making your will. We promise to provide you with the best possible legal services at a time when service and quality really matters.

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Verified Joanna Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114234

Residential Property


A friendly and helpful team who acted promptly to deal with requests and readily to provide information where needed.

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Verified Jasmin Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114234

Residential Property


I would highly recommend WGA for housing solicitors. Alex Lawrence went above and beyond to make the process of selling and buying run as smoothly and stress free as possible. There was no hidden costs at all and my enquires were answered in a timely manner. Alex did her upmost for us. I am very greatful and would not hesitate to used WGA again. In fact I wouldn’t use anyone else.

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Stephen Newman
Verified Stephen Newman Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114234

Residential Property


Completing our development land purchase was particularly difficult as a number of different parties from overseas were involved. Anna Hall expertly negotiated on our behalf and drove the project from inception to conclusion professionally and in a timely manner. We certainly made the right decision appointing WGA!

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Verified Jan Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114234

Wills Trust and Probate


The whole experience of updating my Will and completing a Power of Attorney was conducted in a sensitive, friendly and very efficient manner.

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Verified Gosha Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114233

Residential Property


Highly recommended, Great communication. Thank you!

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Stephen leggett
Verified Stephen leggett Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114232

Personal Injury / Insurance


Sarah was always very friendly and always kept in touch with us and was also very helpful in the medical aspect

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Verified Lorraine Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114231

Residential Property


Very reliable and fast service

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Tracy West
Verified Tracy West Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114231



Understanding situation. Explained fully. Very helpful even on phone when necessary.

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March 08, 2019 20190308114231

Wills Trust and Probate


We are very pleased with the service we received.

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March 08, 2019 20190308114228

Wills Trust and Probate


Very accommodating especially to disabled clients.

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Solicitors who work at Ward Gethin Archer Limited

  • Chris Dewey

    Chris is a solicitor, the firm's Managing Director and a key member of both the Personal Injury and Employment Law teams. He is a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel, and specialises in helping Union members with accidents at work and occupational disease claims. He also has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of Employment Law including claims for unfair dismissal, disability claims and TUPE transfers.

  • Sarah Fairbrother

    Having completed her training with Ward Gethin Archer, Sarah was admitted to the roll as a Solicitor on 15th September 2011 and is now one of the firm's Directors. Sarah advises clients on all aspects of Family Law including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, in particular upon financial issues that follow a relationship breakdown. Sarah also specialises in issues regarding children such as child contact arrangements and residence disputes. Sarah also deals with advice and preparation of Cohabitation Agreements, Separation Agreements, Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements and Change of Name Deeds. Sarah is also a Trustee of counselling charity Relate and enjoys playing netball in her spare time. Sarah is also a member of Resolution.

  • Kim Faivelowitz

    Kim is a Chartered Legal Executive and a Director, working in the firm's Litigation and Employment Law Department. Kim joined the firm in 2002 and she advises clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, debt collection, commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes, professional negligence and contentious probate. In terms of employment matters, Kim advises both employers and employees in employment disputes including representing clients in Employment Tribunal claims and she drafts employment contracts for employers. Outside of work, Kim enjoys keeping fit and spending quality time with her family.

  • David Snodgrass

    David is the firm's first non-lawyer manager, an accountant by profession, and the firm's Finance Director. He has responsibility for managing all aspects of the firm's finances, including client money transactions, and is also the nominated Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA). He joined Ward Gethin Archer in January 2015, having previously spent nearly 15 years in a finance and operations role in another law firm. Outside of work David enjoys photography, running and walking with his family and dog.

  • Anna Hall

    Anna is a solicitor in the Residential Property team and is based in our King's Lynn office. Anna qualified in 2005 and joined the firm in 2010. She has a wide range of experience dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing for a variety of different clients including landlords and corporate clients. She has acted on the purchase and sale of freehold and leasehold properties; lease extensions; auction sales and purchases. Anna also advises clients on shared ownership and equity release.

  • Alix

    Alix is a Trainee Solicitor in our Dereham office, and joined the company in June 2017. She is currently undertaking her third seat in our Private Client team. Alix enjoys playing the piano, especially by ear. She enjoys reading (her degree was in English Literature) and photography.

  • Desmond Humberston

    Desmond is a Director in the Private Client Department, some 25 years a solicitor, with the vast majority of that time spent practicing in Dereham as a Partner with Hood Vores and Allwood specialising in Wills and Tax Planning, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work and Trusts. He is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and was, for a number of years, dual qualified as a financial advisor. He has held many appointments over the years as Charitable Trustee, Clerk to the Income Tax Commissioners, Chair of School Governors and Treasurer of the local PCC. He has always been, and remains, a keen sportsman, running and playing racket sports, squash and badminton regularly and as much golf as proves possible. He also enjoys watching sport, walking, film, theatre and reading and vegetable gardening.

  • Sara Plummer

    Sara is a solicitor in the Family Law team and works in our Dereham office covering Dereham, Swaffham and Watton. Sara qualified in 2006, joined the firm in October 2008 and has over ten years' experience in Family Law. Sara advises clients on all aspects of Family Law including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, in particular upon financial issues that follow a relationship breakdown. Sara also specialises in issues regarding children such as child contact arrangements and residence disputes. Sara also deals with advice and preparation of Cohabitation Agreements, Separation Agreements, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Change of Name Deeds. Sara is a Resolution Accredited Specialist with particular specialisms in Child Law, private proceedings and financial provision. She is also a member of Resolution, which is an organisation of Family Law that is committed to resolving family disputes in a constructive and conciliatory way. She has also been a trustee of charities that help victims of domestic violence. Sara is also on the staff liaison committee with the firm. She enjoys keeping fit/relaxing by supporting her local villages with zumba and yoga clubs.

  • Andrew Skuse

    Andrew is a Solicitor and Director within the Property Department responsible for our Watton, Swaffham and Dereham Property teams and works from our Dereham Office. Andrew commenced his career in law in the year 2000 and has since developed a proven track record within residential conveyancing, including, sales, purchases, leasehold & freehold, new builds, shared ownership, right to buy, share equity, re-mortgage and buy-to-let properties for investors as well as experience with commercial property transactions. Andrew is often praised for his "helpful, fast and efficient service", making clients feel "at ease", being "reliably available" and his working relationship with other professionals.

  • Claire Williamson

    Claire joined WGA in June 2016 in our Dereham Office as a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor. Claire qualified in 2012, originally specialising in Criminal Litigation but found her vocation with residential conveyancing in 2013, specialising in all areas of Residential Conveyancing including buying and selling both freehold and leasehold properties, transfers of equity and re-mortgages. Outside of work, Claire enjoys many outdoor activities from running and cycling to walking in the Lake District but also enjoys quality time with family and friends.

  • Diane Hewitt

    Diane is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Private Client Team, working primarily from our Swaffham office. She joined the firm in May 2006, having specialised in Private Client work for 10 years before joining us. Diane advises on the making of wills and the administration of estates after someone has died, as well as the making and registering of Lasting Powers of Attorney and the appointment of deputies through the Court of Protection. She helps to manage people's financial and property affairs when family are not able to do so. Diane has recently successfully completed the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioner's Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation (England & Wales) and is now a STEP affiliate. Diane enjoys gardening, walking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  • Charlotte Merrett

    Charlotte is a Trainee Legal Executive in our Dereham office and specialises in residential property matters. Charlotte joined Ward Gethin Archer in May 2014 as a Legal Secretary, commencing her legal qualification in May 2016. Charlotte's interests outside of work include socialising with friends and family, travelling to new places and swimming.

  • Jill Wheeler

    Jill is a Chartered Legal Executive in our Conveyancing team, based in our Swaffham office having worked in the legal environment within the Norfolk area for the last 11 years. Jill appreciates that buying or selling a property can be a very stressful time and where possible, with her calming approach and excellent negotiation skills, will ensure a smooth and trouble free transaction for everyone. Jill believes that building a strong relationship with her clients is key to a successful resolution of a conveyancing transaction. One of her many strengths is looking after her clients personally, ensuring all their needs are met, providing a high quality bespoke service. In her spare time Jill enjoys badminton, cycling, walking, cooking and was once on Ready Steady Cook!

  • Tony Williamson

    Tony is a trainee Legal Executive in our Swaffham office, and specialises in Residential Property matters. He joined Ward Gethin Archer in November 2017, having come from another legal firm dealing entirely in property transactions, where he worked as a Conveyancing Executive for over three years. Tony is studying the final part of his course to become a Legal Executive, and hopes to qualify in the near future. Clients will like Tony's calm, friendly approach, and his determination to deliver a first-class service. Outside of work, Tony has a keen interest in music and has achieved Grade 7 in piano. He also has an interest in learning the church .

  • Karen Carpenter

    Karen is a Chartered Legal Executive and Director who heads up the Family Team based at the Ely office, where for over 30 years she has given help and support to all her clients who find themselves in situations of conflict and high emotion. A member of the Law Society Family Panel and Resolution, Karen has undertaken mediation training and qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2005 (for more information go to www.ccflg.co.uk). Karen deals with and has experience of all aspects of Family Law including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and all related financial issues, child welfare including residence orders and assisting grand parents and other family members to obtain Special Guardianship orders together with Step-parent Parental Responsibility Agreements. Clients appreciate Karen's supportive approach throughout what can be a very difficult period, delivering legal advice with empathy and understanding. Karen plays an active role in her home village. She enjoys amateur dramatics, reading and walking.

About This Branch


We are a long established East Anglian practice with eight offices serving West Norfolk & Cambridgeshire and one of the major firms in the area in terms of size and expertise. A full range of legal services is offered by highly qualified personnel: solicitors and legal executives with the support of other well trained and experienced staff. Although based in East Anglia, we offer a personal service to both our local clients and those who live away from the area. Ward Gethin Archer take the delivery of our services very seriously; wherever possible we adhere to recognised service requirements and quality standards. Wherever appropriate we also encourage our Partners and lawyers to join and participate in their specialist bodies and accreditation schemes. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Practice Number 566796) and their rules and principles governing solicitors' conduct apply to us. An on-line guide to these can be found at www.sra.org.uk/handbook.

Legal Services
  • Children's Accident
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Tax
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Mobile phone offences
  • Accident At Work
  • Professional trustees
  • Exceptional Hardship
  • Accidents In Public Places
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Vibration White Finger
  • No Win No Fee
  • Death By Careless Driving
  • Driving Without Due Care
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Road rage incidents
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Barristers
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Buying at auction
  • Notary
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Back Injury At Work
  • Stress at Work
  • Professional Discipline
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Car Accident
  • Pleural Plaques (Scotland)
  • Drug driving
  • Property Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Legal aid
  • Financial advisors
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Goods vehicles - operators licence
  • Failure to furnish identification
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Supermarket Accident
  • Valuers
  • Prison law
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Gardening Leave
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Family Mediation
  • Convicted in absence
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Separation Agreement
  • Holiday Accidents and Illness
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Lease Extensions
  • Signs and signal offences
  • Medical Negligence
  • Amputation
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Taxi offences - points and disqualification
  • Financial Matters
  • Car Passenger
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • TUPE
  • Restoration of licence
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Redundancy
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Taxi offences - illegally plying for hire
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Criminal Damage
  • Dangerous driving
  • Taxi offences
  • Leasehold properties
  • Drink driving
  • Failure to provide a blood sample
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Appeal driving conviction
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Professional Conduct
  • Transfer of title
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • New Driver Provisions
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Industrial Disease Compensation
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Transfers of equity
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Civil partnerships
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Housing disputes
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Speeding offences
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Workplace Slip and Trip
  • Professional Negligence law
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Discretionary disqualification
  • Child Law
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Surveyors
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Social Services
  • Recognition of disqualification
  • Trusts
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Dog Bite
  • Architects
  • Housing Management
  • Fatal Accident
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Fall From Height
  • Business Crime
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Sports Injury
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Driving without a licence
  • Disqualification removal
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Right to Manage
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Holiday Sickness and Illness Compensation
  • Domestic violence
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Professional Negligence
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Bus and Coach Accident
  • Driving without insurance
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Injunctions
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Separation
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Juvenile
  • Whiplash
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Pension and property advice
  • Mesothelioma Compensation
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Drugs offences
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Skiing Injury
  • Family Leave
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Serious injury by dangerous driving
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Part Time Workers
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Wills
  • Remortgaging
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Drunk in charge
  • Pension Law
  • Child contact
  • Extending your Lease
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Housing Associations
  • Serious Injury
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Repossessions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Defective Work Equipment
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Harassment
  • Careless driving
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Engineers
  • Failing to notify DVLA
  • Litigation Law
  • Fraud
  • Dental Negligence
  • Flexible Working
  • Head Injury At Work
  • Sexual allegations including Rape and Sexual Assaults
  • Probate
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Early return of driving licence
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Tinnitus
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Tax consultants
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Assault
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Asbestos Lung Cancer
  • Children's Serious Injury
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Driving Whilst Unfit
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Insurance brokers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Collaborative Law
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • IT professionals
  • Asbestos Compensation
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Asbestosis
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Accident Abroad
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Goods vehicles - tachograph offences
  • Cycling Accident
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Senior Executives
  • Broken Bone Or Fracture
  • Against The Council
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Accountants
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Terrorism Abroad
  • Media and Sports
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Motor Insurance Policy
  • Road Traffic Accident Abroad
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Injunctions
  • MRSA Claims
  • Burns, Scars and Lacerations At Work
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Spinal Injury Compensation
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Theft
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Taxi offences - licensing investigations
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Totting Up Driving Ban
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Manual Handling
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Military
  • Horse Riding Injury
  • Special Reasons
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Notice of intended prosecution
  • Stopping and reporting
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Dangerous vehicle conditions
  • Motorbike Accident
  • Family law
  • Accidents At Sea And Cruise Injury
  • Fatal Asbestos
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Franchising
  • Asset Tracing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Environmental policy law
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Competition law
  • Commercial Leases
  • Share option schemes
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Licensing
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Agency agreements
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Statutory Demands
  • Mediation
  • Farming disputes
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Credit Control
  • Management buyouts
  • Equestrian property
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Health and Safety
  • Finance
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Data Protection
  • Summary Judgment
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Purchase of development land
  • Rights of way issues
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Setting up a business
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Employment - business
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Developer disputes
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Corporate Law
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Development plot sales

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