Cozens-Hardy solicitors

Help and Advice on making a Will

Cozens-Hardy spearheads bid to speed up divorce settlements

Jane Anderson, head of our Family department, is pleased to announce that the firm is part of a new online scheme that aims to speed up divorce settlements. Cozens-Hardy has joined a new online scheme that aims to dramatically ...

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Considerations when a Co-habiting Partner Dies

Claire Nelson, an associate solicitor in our Wills department, considers what happens if the partner with whom you cohabit dies - and you don't have a Will in place... Most of us acknowledge the importance of making a Will; if ...

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PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS – Everything You Need to Know

PRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS - Everything You Need to Know For many years pre-nuptial agreements have been thought of as only for the rich and famous. However, in many cases, a ‘pre-nup’ can be a very sensible thing to ...

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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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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.