Cozens-Hardy solicitors

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No fault-divorce…to become a reality

No-Fault Divorce… to Become a Reality At present, a person who wishes to divorce their husband or wife is forced to blame the other party for the marriage breakdown on the grounds of ‘unreasonable behaviour’, adultery or ...

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Declarations of Trust

When buying a property with a partner, frequently it’s the case that you aren’t providing equal contributions towards the deposit. We regularly get asked, ‘how can I protect my deposit in these circumstances?’ A Declaration of ...

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No-Fault Divorce…A Step Closer

Divorce laws in England and Wales are set to be overhauled under government plans seeking to allow couples to split up more quickly and with less acrimony. In September this year it was announced that the government will begin ...

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‘Digital Divorce’ – Beware the Pitfalls

In May this year, it was announced that couples who want to begin divorce proceedings can now do so online, with the introduction of the fully 'digital divorce'. This means that rather than having to wade through a lengthy paper ...

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Welcome to
Cozens–Hardy solicitors

We are a friendly firm of solicitors based in Norwich providing a wide range of legal services to private individuals and businesses.

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Iain White


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I started my career as a solicitor back in 1974, when I joined the firm as a trainee. I became a partner 33 years ago. I am definitely the oldest – certainly not the wisest – in our department! I still enjoy doing what I have been doing all these years. Outside of the office I try to halt the ageing process by training for triathlons.

Sophie Smith


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I have two children aged 5 and 3. Born and raised in Norfolk, I left the area to go to university, returning to train as a family lawyer many years ago. I deal with all aspects of family law, from divorce and finances to children matters and cohabitation issues. I am a collaborative lawyer, a member of Resolution and closely involved with Norfolk Family Mediation Service, sitting as one of their trustees. In my (very limited!) spare time, I enjoy exploring the North Norfolk coast with my family, keeping fit and catching up with friends.

Claire Nelson


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I am originally from Hertfordshire, but since the completion of my degree at the University of East Anglia have made Norfolk my home. I specialise in all aspects of Private Client work, including Wills and Probate. In my spare time I enjoy trying out new recipes and am a volunteer baker for the Norwich branch of Free Cakes for Kids. I am recently married and hope to start a family of my own in the future.