About Rupert Bear Murray Davies
The firm of Rupert Bear and Company was formed in 1992 after Rupert had been Senior Partner in the Family Law department of Wells and Hind (latterly Evershed Wells and Hind) for many years. The firm was established as a niche family law firm.
In 1996, Rupert was joined in Partnership by Murray Davies, who brought a wealth of experience gained in several premier Nottingham Law firms, and by Sarah Heathcote who had joined the firm at its formation. The current practice name was then adopted. The firm carries out private client work exclusively.
Rupert retired in 1999 and Murray and Sarah were joined in partnership by Isobel England who had previously been a partner at Sharp and Partners with a particular specialisation in children work. Murray took retirement from the firm in 2012. The two Partners are assisted by Helen Camidge. All our solicitors are members of the Nottinghamshire Law Society and members of Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association.
The firm has maintained an excellent reputation for the high quality of its work and is regularly rated in the top tier of midland family firms by independent legal surveys.
RBMD is a city centre firm located in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market and a few minutes walk from the Nottingham County Court. There is a choice of several public car parks nearby.
Meet The Team
Specialising in high value financial cases, Sarah has been with the Firm of Rupert Bear Murray Davies since its inception in 1992 and deals exclusively with private client matters. Appointed as partner in 1996 whilst in her 20’s , Sarah has established a high quality practice based on personal recommendation and can point to a proven track record involving substantial financial matters including complex commercial issues and pension sharing. Sarah is well respected within the profession for her thorough and practical approach. A graduate of Nottingham University, and winner of a Nottinghamshire Law Society prize, Sarah was admitted in 1992. A trained mediator and a member of Resolution, Sarah also sat on the Executive Committee of Nottingham Relate for over 5 years.Sarah was the instructing solicitor in the often cited Court of Appeal decision of Thomas v. Thomas which dealt with family businesses and trusts.
Graduating from Durham University in 1975 and Qualified as a Solicitor in 1979, Isobel has practiced exclusively in Family Law in Nottingham since 1982.As well as Divorce and Ancillary work, she has a particular interest in Adoption Law and the Law relating to Children. Isobel was directly involved in cases which were decided in the Court of Appeal- Re M, Re T and in the only reported case on parent/step parent adoptions, re E H and M H. Isobel is a founder member of the local Solicitors Family Law Association group (now known as Resolution). Her published articles include “Making Contact Work” in the Family Law Journal. Married with four sons, Isobel is a keen gardener and enjoys cookery and foreign travel.
After graduating in Law with French from Leicester and Strasbourg Universities in 1987, Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1990 having taken articles with Evershed Wells and Hind.Whilst working in their Family Department as assistant to Rupert Bear, she served on the committee of the Solicitors Family Law Association (now known as Resolution). When Rupert Bear set up his own practice in 1992, Helen moved with him. She left in 1994 to start a family, returning in 2000 on a part time basis.Away from the office Helen enjoys yoga, cooking and the theatre.