A new generation of legal expertise at Fraser Dawbarns LLP


For over 170 years, Fraser Dawbarns LLP has served generations of local people and businesses with a friendly, high-quality legal service. With offices in King’s Lynn, Wisbech, Downham Market and March and over 100 staff, the company is now one of the largest law firms in the area.

Fraser Dawbarns LLP has always made the accessibility of legal services a guiding principle, and is committed to providing a personal, approachable service that’s in the very best interests of their clients. In that respect, the futures looks very bright indeed, as Fraser Dawbarns LLP celebrates the qualification of three new solicitors.

James Palmer, joined Fraser Dawbarns three years ago, and qualified in November. Based in King’s Lynn and working in the Private Client Department, James specialises in matters relating to wills, estates, powers of attorney and trusts. ‘What’s always impressed me is the emphasis the partners put on being part of a local community and interacting with people,’ he says. ‘In fact, it was my work experience with Fraser Dawbarns that first made me realise how rewarding a career in law could be.’

Sophie King qualified two months ago, although she joined Fraser Dawbarns LLP as a Conveyancing Executive in 2013. Based in Wisbech and working in the company’s Commercial Department, Sophie assists clients in all commercial property matters from sales and purchases to leases and associated company issues. ‘What appeals to me is the investigative side of property law,’ she says. ‘Getting to the bottom of an issue and achieving a successful resolution for a client is a fascinating process.’

The most recently-qualified of the three solicitors is Emma Stearman, who joined Fraser Dawbarns LLP in 2011 as a paralegal in the crime department and qualified as an Accredited Police Station Representative the following year. ‘Fraser Dawbarns LLP has a refreshingly friendly and open approach to law,’ she says. ‘I think it’s important to remember that the practice of law is essentially about working with people – and they should always be your main priority.’ Emma’s now working in Fraser Dawbarns’ Family Department, dealing with divorce proceedings, issues relating to finances and children, cohabitation matters and deeds of separation.

Welcoming the three new solicitors to the team, Fraser Dawbarns’ Managing Partner Tony Cheetham looks to the future with confidence. ‘The strength of Fraser Dawbarns always rest with our highly-talented staff,’ he says. ‘James, Sophie and Emma will continue our proud tradition of working closely and professionally with our clients to service their very best interests.’