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Our Commercial Dispute Lawyers

Alix Cocks

Alix Cocks

Alix is a Trainee Solicitor in our King's Lynn office, and joined the company in June 2017.

She is currently undertaking her third seat in our Personal Injury and Litigation teams.

Alix enjoys playing the piano, especially by ear. She enjoys reading (her degree was in English Literature) and photography.

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Telephone Alix Cocks 01553 660033

Chris Dewey

Chris Dewey

Chris is a solicitor, the firm's Managing Director and a key member of both the Personal Injury and Employment Law teams. He is a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel, and specialises in helping Union members with accidents at work and occupational disease claims. He also has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of Employment Law including claims for unfair dismissal, disability claims and TUPE transfers.

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Telephone Chris Dewey 01553 667209

Kim Faivelowitz

Kim Faivelowitz

Kim is a Chartered Legal Executive and a Director, working in the firm's Litigation and Employment Law Department. Kim joined the firm in 2002 and she advises clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, debt collection, commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes, professional negligence and contentious probate. In terms of employment matters, Kim advises both employers and employees in employment disputes including representing clients in Employment Tribunal claims and she drafts employment contracts for employers.

Outside of work, Kim enjoys keeping fit and spending quality time with her family.

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Telephone Kim Faivelowitz 01553 667225

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry is a solicitor in the firm's Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation Team and is based in our Ely office. Joseph qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined Ward Gethin Archer in June 2017.

Joseph specialises in civil litigation and is able to assist clients on a wide range of contentious matters including professional negligence claims, property disputes, inheritance issues and contract disputes.

Joseph trained and qualified at a Cambridge firm and before joining Ward Gethin Archer was working at a Legal 500 firm in London.

When he is not working, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family and cooking.

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Telephone Joseph Henry 01353 646108

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

Member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

Richard Pennington

Richard Pennington

Richard is a solicitor and Director in our Family, Civil Litigation and Employment departments based in King's Lynn.

Richard became a solicitor in 1986, and has been a Director since May 1991. Richard brings over 20 years of litigation experience and deals with particularly contentious financial issues in divorces for SME owners and their spouses, commercial disputes of all sorts, contentious probate matters and professional negligence disputes for the firm.

Richard is a trained civil litigation mediator, a Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and a Resolution Trained Collaborative Family Lawyer able to deal with collaborative work, and is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Richard is also the Chair of YMCA Norfolk and a trustee of a number of local charities, a church elder and a member of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship.


As published in The UK Legal 500 2014 East Anglia Private client Family recommended Law firms:

"Richard Pennington at Ward Gethin Archer is 'an old-fashioned litigator with a superb legal brain and great tactical awareness'; he regularly advises on contentious divorce settlements."

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Telephone Richard Pennington 01553 667202

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

Member of ResolutionMember of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers AssociationResolution Collaborative Lawyer

Maria Short

Maria Short

Having trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2010 with a niche commercial firm in Hampshire, Maria joined Ward Gethin Archer in April 2016 and is based in our office in King's Lynn and specialises in civil litigation and employment law, and is able to help and advise clients on a wide variety of dispute matters in various areas of law, for example commercial and consumer contracts, negligence claims, Landlord and Tenant matters. Maria also has experience in employment law and can provide advice on a range of Employment Law matters for clients both from an employer and employee perspective.

Maria is an experienced civil litigation solicitor who has until recently been working in the public sector for an NHS Trust, where she adapted her legal skills to assist an organisation working within a challenging financial environment, and brings a practical solution focus to her legal work

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Telephone Maria Short 01553 660033