A respected solicitor has decided to retire after 44 years of service working for Melton firm Oldham Marsh Page Flavell.
Howard Partridge, who joined the firm in 1971, has represented, in a significant number of cases, three generations of the same family.
Mr Partridge began his career as a young solicitor and after a practising solicitor with a view to magisterial work but decided after only a few weeks to continue in private practice.
He became a partner a few years after he joined the firm and for over 20 years and was senior partner of the firm until he became a consultant in 2011.
Throughout his career he has dealt with clients charged with every form of crime from murder to petty road offences.
Prior to the creation of the Crown Prosecution Service he prosecuted regularly at Melton Mowbray Magistrates Court.
Mr Partridge lives in Thorpe Arnold and has four children and six grandchildren all of whom live locally.
He said: “I’ve enjoyed every day of my working life dealing with an eclectic mix of cases, many sad, some hilarious. The mixture of litigation and non-litigation cases has been a rich tapestry of work in a busy country practice serving the local community.”