The Team from Ives Arrives!

Ruddington’s historic Barclays Bank premises are now home to another business which can help you look after your money – a new branch of an established local solicitors.

Ives & Co was founded in Plumtree in 1986 by Vivienne Ives before being taken over by current Directors Ruth Stevenson and Paul Thomas eight years’ ago. Their head office is still at “The Forge” in Plumtree – in addition to their new premises here at 6, High Street which opened for business on April 23rd. Paul told “It’s good to have a high street presence and we do believe Ruddington is an up-and-coming village which is probably going to grow a lot in the next five years – so we think it’s a great place to be!”

Ives & Co offer conveyancing, wills and probate, trust work and commercial conveyancing. The original team has been split into two, with some new staff being recruited as well (see top photo). Five people are now based at the Ruddington office – solicitor Ruth, paralegal Morgan, trainee solicitor Liz, and paralegals Julie and Linda. You can read about the whole team >>HERE<<.

“We were so keen to come to Ruddington” says Ruth. “It’s such a lovely village and so easy for people to just pop in. Even if Paul and I aren’t around we have some very experienced staff in this new office who can help – including Linda Walton who’s worked for the firm for twenty years! But it’s always good to make an appointment if you need a longer time or your case is more complicated.”

Paul adds: “We would like to thank Linda – along with Jennie Oldham and Eleanor Millar who have both worked for Ives & Co for about 30 years – for their loyalty to the firm.”

If you’d to get in touch before you visit, you can telephone the new Ruddington branch on 0115 697 2602 or email

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