Alison Richardson

Legal Executive

Alison Richardson is a member of the family team and is based at our Lace Market office and at our Mapperley office on Tuesdays. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of family law, in particular private law children matters, financial remedy and disputes between unmarried/cohabiting couples.  She also regularly acts for clients on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships and co-habitation agreements.

Alison also drafts and prepares wills and lasting powers of attorney.

Alison is known for her sympathetic yet down to earth approach with clients.

Qualifications & Experience

Alison has over 20 years’ experience working in Family Law and six years’ experience of Wills and Probate work. Alison began her career in law in 1985 as a Trainee Legal Executive with Martin Smalley’s. In 1990 she joined Whittingham, Bradwell and Mack Solicitors and started working in family law. Alison became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003 and joined the Arnold office of Sharp Young & Pearce in the same year before the firm went on to merge with Rothera Dowson in 2016. Alison also drafts and prepares wills and lasting powers of attorney, which she began doing in 2012 after studying a CILEX diploma in Wills & Probate.

Office Base


The Lace Market


Pam Litchfield


Family Law

Wills, Probate and Trusts

Areas of Specialism

Private Law & Children's Issues
Financial Issues
Co-habitee disputes
Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
Co-habitation Agreements
Drafting Wills
Preparing & registering Lasting Powers of Attorney





Alison Richardson - Rothera Sharp Solicitors, Nottingham

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  • "Fabulous service with brilliant advice to assist me with the stress of divorce. Alison was extremely efficient and my preferred communication (in my case text and emails) gave me the confidence to manage my affairs. Many many thanks."

    Beverley Dickinson

  • "Professional and understanding towards a very stressful situation. Maintained regular contact and nothing was too much trouble."

    Amanda Draper

  • "The people who dealt with us were all very professional and friendly, and obviously knew their area of expertise extremely well. We have no hesitation in recommending their services."

    Ian Robinson

  • "My wife and I have been clients since 1968 when we sold our first house, then again in 2006 when we sold our second house. Now we are a lot older we have both made our wills. The service has been excellent."

    Mr and Mrs Sansome

  • "We used Rothera Sharp to make our wills through the Will Aid scheme. The service we received was prompt, professional and comprehensive. I would recommend Rothera Sharp in the future. Satisfied customer!"

    Georgina Piggott

  • "I have received an excellent, professional service and I would highly recommend Rothera Sharp to friends/family colleagues. Thank you."

    J Cotterill

  • "Alison was very helpful and listened carefully to my needs and explained everything I needed to know."

    Sheila Greaves-Lord

  • "Alison was helpful, charming, informative and easy to talk to."

    Ian Manning

  • "Friendly and helpful, made the experience a breeze."

    L Franks