Warwickshire law firm Lodders is taking the "high road" to success.
It is enjoying a growing reputation for expertise in the niche area of highway law.
The practice area is headed up by Michael Orlik, supported by Maggie Smith and Kieron Faller.
They are experiencing a grow-ing demand for their services, particularly from national and local house builders who need help with problems of access, ransom strips, land in unknown ownership and claims of footpaths and village greens, all of which can greatly hinder development.
Lodders partner Richard Ollis, who heads up the Stratford-based firm's property development and investment team, said: "Although highways and footpaths can hardly be described as a 'sexy' area of legal practice, it is amazing how often house builders and other developers can run into potentially hugely expensive problems and arrive at Michael's door seeking his help - and how often he is able to provide a solution."