Solicitors in Norwich

Meet Our Team of Solicitors in Norwich.

The Norwich team have an expansive wealth of knowledge and experience between them. As a smaller local solicitors, Gordon Dean can afford to offer competitive prices and value for money.

They do their very best to help all clients, even those who may have been turned away from larger corporate firms. Gordon Dean believes in justice for all.

They pride themselves on being friendly, approachable and attentive to every individual customer’s needs. At Gordon Dean, you will never be just a number.


Our Norwich Solicitors –

Meet The Team:

Gordon Dean Solicitor Norwich

Gordon Dean

Senior Partner and Founder

Telephone: 01603 767671

Gordon Dean is the senior partner at the firm and specialises in litigation. He is Head of the Employment Department and Commercial Litigation Department.

Gordon initially trained as an accountant, working at Lotus Cars and the Norwich Union, He then studied Law at the University of East Anglia and Nottingham Trent University. After joining the legal profession, he trained at a Norwich City firm and rose to partner level, before founding Gordon Dean Solicitors in early 2005. He completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Employment Law at the UEA in 2007.

Gordon is active in local politics, having been a County Councillor and Chairman of the Norwich Liberal Democrats. Gordon is keen to support a Norwich Law Centre and is on the board of Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS), which provides free advice on employment, family, debt, housing and discrimination law.

Gordon is also a committee member of the Norfolk and Norwich Law Society and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

In 2014 he founded DLM Partners Ltd, an IT Consultancy helping businesses with their IT Disputes.

He is married with two daughters, Lily and Rose.

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Debbie Blanchflower

Office Manager

Telephone: 01603 767671

Debbie works from our Norwich office.

Debbie is an experienced Legal Secretary and has been in the profession for 32 years, working within Employment, Wills and Probate, Conveyancing, Criminal Law and Matrimonial/Family and made the move to Office Manager in August 2019.

Debbie likes to attend rock concerts with her husband and youngest son in her spare time and is also a PC Gamer.  She also enjoys spending time with her pets a Maine Coon cat and African Grey Parrott.

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Emma Dubar

Senior Paralegal

Telephone: 01603 767671

Emma works from our Norwich office and joined our team in July 2018. Emma is a Paralegal within the Employment department and our Wills and Probate Department.

Emma studied her LLB Law Degree at the University of East Anglia and graduated with a 2:1 in July 2017. She also studied for her Master’s Degree in Employment Law at the University of East Anglia and passed with a Merit in December 2018 and is currently undertaking the Legal Practice Course.

Emma likes to stay involved with the University of East Anglia’s Law Society and in her spare time contributes by attending events. She is also used on the panel of Judge’s in their annual sponsored competitions.

Edward Bell

Legal Secretary

Telephone: 01603 767671

Ed works in our Norwich office and joined the team in October 2019. Ed is a Legal Secretary and mainly assists the Wills & Probate department, but he also helps out in the Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Employment departments too.

 In his spare time, Ed enjoys reading, going to the cinema and theatre and consuming copious amounts of food.


Zachary Taylor

Para Legal

Telephone: 01603 767671

Zak is a Paralegal in the Clinical Negligence department.

Zak studied Law at the University of East Anglia and graduated with a 2:1 in July 2018. During his studies, Zak specialised in areas such as clinical negligence law, constitutional human rights law and digital technology law- in particular, Zak’s work on public protest law, political freedom of the press and artificial intelligence technologies earned him a number of book prizes during his time at university.

Before joining the team in January 2020, Zak worked as a freelance investigative journalist and local stand-up comedian and he continues to write and preform around Norfolk in his spare time.

Zak is also a published biologist and photographer, a passionate cook and an award-winning baker.

Thomas Miller

Para Legal

Telephone: 01603 767671

Tom joined Gordon Dean in July 2019 and is a paralegal in the Wills and Probate department.

Tom studied Law with American Law at the UEA and graduated with a 2:1 in July 2019.

While undertaking the LLB, Tom spent a year studying American Law in Florida. He is currently undertaking the LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) course at BPP University.

In his spare time, Tom likes to go to the cinema and play football.

Rose Dean

Para Legal

Telephone: 01603 767671

Rose works from our Norwich office and joined our team in August 2019.

Rose studied her BA Degree in Literature and Modern History at the University of Liverpool and graduated with a 2:1 in June 2016. She also studied for her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of East Anglia graduating in July 2017 and is currently undertaking the Legal Practice Course with a Msc in Business Law.

Rose has a dog, called Jasper, who comes in to work at least twice a week as a part time assistant.


Phillip Bazley

Private Client Solicitor

Telephone: 01603 767671

Phillip moved to Norwich in 1999 to train as a solicitor, qualifying in 2001. He has specialised as a Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate lawyer ever since. During this time, he has seen how important it is to make a Will and plan for later life, both for the peace of mind of the individual involved and for their family and friends.

Phillip and his team at Gordon Dean Solicitors are committed to talking to all of their clients in plain English. They also understand the importance of taking the time to get to know you and understand your needs before advising you on the best and most practical way to achieve your wishes.

Phillip has a wide range of experience in dealing with all Private Client work, both in Norfolk and further afield in and around London. This means he is equally at home preparing simple Wills and Powers of Attorney or advising on capital tax planning and business succession.

Phillip is also a director of a family property investment and development company and has a particular interest in commercial property. He believes that this compliments his practice as a solicitor, giving an insight in to the commercial challenges that many businesses face, not least when it comes to succession planning.

Outside of work Phillip has acted as director/trustee and company secretary to a local charity and also enjoys travelling and running. He has successfully completed several marathons and ultramarathons, including London (twice), Paris , Edinburgh, North Norfolk, Wales and Cologne as well as the 100km Thames Path Challenge and London-Cardiff 24 race from Twickenham in London to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Penny Horne

Head of Clinical Negligence Department

Telephone: 01603 767671

Penny heads up the Private Client Department from our Norwich Office.





Karma Young

Para Legal

Telephone: 01603 767671

Karma is based in our Norwich office and joined our team in July 2019. Karma is a Paralegal within our Personal Injury Department.

Karma studied her LLB Law Degree at the University of East Anglia and graduated in July 2019. She is currently undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course.

Karma enjoys getting involved with various University competitions and in her spare time teaches and plays the violin.


Nathan Jones

Para Legal

Telephone: 01603 767671

Nathan, who joined our team in May 2019, works from our Norwich office and is a Senior Paralegal in our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department.

He studied his LLB Law Degree at the University of East Anglia and graduated with a 2:1 in July 2018. While he was at university, Nathan developed his legal experience a great deal through his involvement in pro-bono work, including investigations into potentially wrongful convictions in association with national charity Inside Justice.

He is now undertaking his Masters Degree in Legal Practice (Solicitors).

When he’s not working or studying, Nathan likes to spend his spare time staying active. He can usually be found playing dodgeball or helping to manage his local community dodgeball club Norwich Nighthawks.

Charlotte Thomas

Legal Secretary

Telephone: 01603 767671

Charlotte works in the Norwich office and supports the Personal Injury department and the Clinical Negligence department.

Charlotte is an experienced Legal Secretary and has worked within the profession for 8 years.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys high intensity interval training and running, completing her first marathon in Berlin in September 2019. She also enjoys spending family time with her fiancé, young son and two cockapoos.



Office Assistant

Telephone: 01603 767671

Jasper joined the Norwich office in September 2019 after completing an 8 week puppy training course in July and August.

His main skills include playing, barking at the postman and welcoming every employee in the morning.  His main duty is napping in reception.

In his free time he enjoys long walks, and meeting other dogs in the park.



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To find out more about the legal services we offer and how we can help you call us on 01603 767671 for a free consultation, submit a contact form below or you can visit us at 16 Princes Street, Norwich, NR3 1AE.



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