Fiona Croxen

Planning Lawyer

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A solicitor specialising in planning law for the last 25 years.  Fiona has worked for the private sector in London, advising large corporate clients, in London, including Sainsburys, The Commission for New Towns and Homebase and for the public sector, as a senior solicitor in the planning law team of Norfolk County Council for 10 years.

Sarah Bowden

Local Government Lawyer

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Sarah is a Solicitor with over 10 years experience as an in-house lawyer in the public sector and joined eastlaw in 2018. Her main areas of expertise and interest being in commercial contracts and public procurement. Sarah also acts and advises in relation to intellectual property and data protection matters.

Hema Patel

Trainee Solicitor

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Hema joined eastlaw in November 2019 as a Trainee Solicitor.  Hema previously worked in private practice where she gained significant experience in civil litigation.


Emma Mason

Senior Legal Assistant

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Emma oversees the smooth running of the case management system and implements the practice’s progressive ideas and projects. Emma also has significant experience of debt recovery, Data Protection and Freedom of Information Law.

Kirsty Read

Administrative Assistant

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Kirsty has significant experience in Data Protection and Freedom of Information Law and also provides admin support and cover for the Senior Legal Assistant in her absence.

Liz Green

Administrative Assistant

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Liz provides reception, typing and administrative support ensuring the smooth running of the Legal Team.