East Anglia: Law firm ACT opts for limited company status

AN EAST Anglian criminal law firm is to become a limited company following the successful growth of the organisation over the last few years.

ACT Solicitors, which has offices in Thetford as well as Norwich, was established in 2001 by Jamieson Plummer and his brother Malcolm and has since become one of the leading criminal defence firms in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Among the work it carries out is representing both public and privately funded clients in both the magistrates’ and crown courts as well as representing clients at the police station and at benefit fraud interviews, advising them on all aspects of criminal defence and prison law.

In March the firm also enjoyed success in the High Court with the case of Ian Hallett, from Norwich, whose conviction for drink driving was quashed after lawyers successfully argued that he had not been stopped on a public road, resulting in clarification on the law of drink driving.

The switch to a limited company will see Jamieson Plummer, previously senior partner of the firm, become the new chairman. Mr Plummer said: “We have a very committed team of solicitors, with great talent and dedication, and believe that this firm will continue to grow.”

The new directorship team of ACT Solicitors will be made up of the former founders and partners of the firm, Jamieson Plummer, Malcolm Plummer, Ryan Creek and Rebecca Saunders as well as solicitors James Burrows and Alison McManus.