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Merger extends law firm’s Suffolk reach with a second Ipswich office

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Ellisons Solicitors is merging with Ipswich-based law firm Blocks Solicitors in a move which will see the firm expand in a range of service areas and gain a second office in the town. Ellisons has been keen to expand in Ipswich, particularly in the town centre, since establishing its base at Wherstead Park six years ago. Both Ipswich offices have existing business and personal service teams, specialising in areas which include; agriculture, wills, trust and probate, employment and HR, corporate and commercial, commercial property, dispute Resolution and residential property. Established in 1890, Blocks Solicitors is one Suffolk’s leading law firms and will bring a high level of complementary expertise into Ellisons. Current equity partners at Blocks, Andrew Fleming, who specialises in corporate and commercial as well commercial property, and Frances Barker, who specialises in employment law, will continue as partners. Guy Longhurst, managing partner at Ellisons, said: “Merging with such a reputable firm perfectly reflects Ellisons’ ethos of traditional values with modern, innovative working, providing our clients with the highest possible standard of service. This is of course an extremely challenging time for everybody, but Ellisons has helped its clients and colleagues through various crises during its 250 year history, and now look forward to supporting the clients, colleagues and contacts of Blocks.”

Andrew Fleming added: “There is a lot of synergy between Ellisons Solicitors and Blocks, and our service offerings and firm cultures are a near perfect match. I very much look forward to seeing what the future holds for Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Blocks, and its talented team.” The new office, on Arcade Street, will carry a new name - Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Blocks.

Photo: Tim Logan, Guy Longhurst and Seamus Clifford, Ellisons Solicitors

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:53 )