We are very proud to have members of staff that have earned accreditation’s to include: “Conveyancing Quality Scheme”, “Children Law”,  and “Family Law Advanced Scheme”.

David Dumbleton

Commercial and Charity

David Dumbleton MBE – Doyen of the practice and our senior partner who, from a working class background, achieved a distinction in Commercial Law and for 62 years has specialised in Commercial, Charity & Ecclesiastical Law, acting for both Private & Major Commercial and International clients.

Neill Avis

Wills and Probate

Neill has considerable experience and expertise in these areas and is able to offer a friendly and professional service on a wide range of matters including;

Making a will, Probate applications and all other aspects of the administration of estates, Inheritance Tax planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Court of Protection, Trust creation and Administration.

Mary Allanson

Diocesan Registry

Mary gained her Law degree at Birmingham University, qualifying as a solicitor in 1981 and joined Rotherham & Co in 1994.

A highly experienced general practitioner, I now specialise in all aspects of Property Law and Ecclesiastical Law. I am Registar to the Diocese of Coventry and Legal Secretary to the Bishop of Coventry.

Chris Dumbleton

Residential Conveyancing

I have been with Rotherham & Co Limited for 17 years and have enjoyed every moment. As a specialist conveyancing solicitor I am familiar with all elements which may arise in a transaction and am very much of the view that parties are best served when rowing along together.

I act for Clients across the country and consider my approach well reflected in the numbers who come back to me time and time again! I can happily say that your transaction will be in the safest hands (and “paws” as my erstwhile canine companion Leo is always at his side!)


Sarah Collett

Child Care Law

Sarah joined the child care team at Rotherham & Co Limited in February 2013.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law but in the more recent years has concentrated on cases relating to children and now specialises in representing families when a Local Authority becomes involved.

“The Law says that where possible, the children achieve their best outcomes if brought up within birth families, and this is always my starting point. I understand that it is an extremely difficult and stressful time for parents and other family members. I treat my Clients with respect for their feelings and dignity and help them achieve the best possible outcome.”

Margaret Clemons


Margaret joined the practice in 1986 and has established an enviable reputation for the friendly, efficient and professional way in which she deals with residential sales and purchases.

Margaret has acted for residential developers and is currently dealing with church property registrations on behalf of the Coventry Diocese.

Christopher Pendle

Child Care Law

Chris Pendle is a Solicitor and Partner at Rotherham & Co Limited and has enjoyed this line of work for longer than he cares to remember! Throughout his career he has been involved, mainly, in Criminal and Child Care Law. He now concentrates more on Child Care Law, (cases where Social Services are involved with Children).

He has great skills in communication and relating to his clients, which is especially important in his line of work. Most of Chris’ clients come to him with a variety of serious problems, which as a result, require a delicate and conscientious approach. He derives immense satisfaction from helping to resolve issues in the most professional and considerate of manners.

Yvonne Morrison

Family Law

Specialising in family law since 2007 Yvonne is experienced in all areas of family law including;

Children Disputes (including residence, contact matters and child abduction), Injunction and Domestic Violence, Divorce, Financial disputes arising out of divorce, Property Issues, Change of name deeds.

"I am very understanding and professional especially where the issues are complex and emotional. I am able to handle cases sensitively and effectively. I get great satisfaction representing client’s interests and I regularly appear at the County Court and Family Proceedings Court as an advocate." I enjoy family work and find it very rewarding when assisting clients to achieve a positive outcome."

Miriam Johnson

Civil Litigation

Miriam is an associate member of the legal executives, with over 15 years experience in dealing with various litigation. Throughout her career, Miriam has covered a number of disciplines but for many years has specialised in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Private Debt Collection.

Miriam has strong tactical and negotiating skills in all types of claimant work and has extensive experience involving Accidents at Work, Occupational Disease, Road Traffic Accidents, Slips and Trips and Catastrophic Injuries'.

Kate Pendle

Child Care Law

I am a Solicitor in the Care Department and, now, work exclusively in Child Care Law. I have worked at Rotherham & Co Solicitors for 11 years.

The relevant law in Child Care matters is extensive and I always keep in mind that, for families who become involved with Social Care, this can be something of a minefield. Representing parties who are involved in that process, at whatever level, is something which I take seriously and I always try to give my clients the time they need and deserve when discussing something as important as family.

Leo The Dog

Trusty Side-kick



 Liz has over thirty years’ experience in immigration. She qualified as a solicitor in 2004. Her work includes applications for further leave to remain, entry clearance, asylum and appeals. Prior to this her career included work in the House of Commons, five years of teaching in Kenya and studying for a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

“I have always worked quickly, efficiently and honestly, and I’m proud of the reputation that this has earned me amongst my clients.”