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"We've worked with Colin Clark since 2006. Our core business involves commercial property and as Marshall Hatchick's real estate partner, Colin's exhaustive knowledge in this area has proved invaluable in helping us through a wide variety of complex issues. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come."



"Thank you Colin for everything to do with the sale and you definitely made things run a lot smoother with all your help"



Dear Chris (Cumberbatch)


"Thank you for your work and much needed guidence throughout the process"



Mr A and Mrs W. -

"Many thanks for all your help and advice. It is much appreciated."

Dear Chris Cumberbatch

I know professionals are extremely busy and their time is precious, but it has been virtually impossible to obtain information about how to proceed with the situation of the house.

Your advice and information has been very, very helpful.

I thank you again profusely for all your patient help.  

Yours sincerely,

Ms Burton

Mr B

"I wish to express my gratitude for the manner in which you carried out the administration of the estate of my late wife. I much appreciated the compassionate way the appointments were held such that I was able follow and accept the procedures. I also found your guidance and advice invaluable. I have the confidence to attend any further appointments that are necessary."





MR. L -


"Many thanks James for your communication, humour and professionalism."




Mr W.S -


"I found Jennifer to be extremely diligent, professional and friendly when arranging my new will at very reasonable cost."

Mr D W -

Thank-you Mike (Thew) for all your efforts with the contract. We certainly ended up with a better agreement for our company and possibly for both sides. As perhaps a fringe benefit you’ve acquired two more admirers, B, P and Lord R!

Mr E. -

Chris Cumberbatch - 'Thank you for your friendly and efficient service. I will of course keep you in mind should we need anything in the future.'

About The Firm

Marshall Hatchick have been a trusted firm of solicitors since 1995, when Nicholas Marshall and Keith Hatchick formed the company in London, after many years experience with major legal firms.

Our London office is in the heart of the professional area of the West End, along the elegant and exclusive Marylebone High Street. Our office in Suffolk was opened in 1996, and is located in the bustling and historic market town of Woodbridge, within easy reach of the A12 and the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Since 1995 we have continued to grow and expand our knowledge and expertise, with many changes to the firm.

In 2001 Michael Sparrow brought his many years of experience, from one of the most established Suffolk legal firms, to our Woodbridge office when he joined us as a partner.

Then in 2005 our merger with Josselyns, with their 150 year old reputation for a personal and high quality legal service, increased our commercial and residential property portfolio to include private client work in wills, trusts and probate.

Marshall Hatchick Ancient House Portrait resizedIn 2007 James Robbins joined us as a partner, bringing with him specialist knowledge in both residential and commercial property with a particular emphasis on Housing Association work. Keith Hatchick retired from the Partnership in May 2008 but remains a consultant working from our London Office. Colin Clark joined the firm as a Partner in Jan 2009, followed by Jennifer Humphreys in November 2010. In May 2012 Mike Sparrow retired from the partnership to become a full-time commercial property consultant to the firm.

As well as appointing external solicitors we also continue to grow organically, and the firm was very pleased to promote staff solicitors Christopher Cumberbatch and Luke Cain to partners in May 2015, in recognition of their long standing commitment to the firm and its clients.

May 2015 also saw Marshall Hatchick celebrate its 20th anniversary and, in the same month, the acquisition of HT Argent & Son Solicitors in Saxmundham, a firm well established in the area since the 1920's. The experienced and friendly staff at HT Argent and Son have the same core values of providing a caring, professional and efficient service and make an excellent fit to the continued success of Marshall Hatchick Solicitors.

In September 2015 the firm expanded further by joining forces with Keane & Co. in Aldeburgh. Richard Keane had some 30 years experience in his practice and this merger enables Marshall Hatchick to provide a comprehensive service to clients in the Woodbridge, Saxmundham and Aldeburgh areas and beyond including London. The respective practices can compliment each other in various areas of expertise, strenghtened by the considerable depth of partners and assistants.

A new partner, Jane Walford, was welcomed in October 2015. Jane brings a wealth of commercial property experience with her, acting for developers, Registered Providers of social housing and her wealth of experience means she is aware of the commercial pressures that many businesses face.

In January 2016, we welcomed a newly qualified solicitor, Laura Clay-Harris to our litigation department. We said a sad farewell to Luke Cain in December 2017

Our current Partners are Nicholas Marshall, James Robbins, Colin Clark, Jennifer Humphreys, Christopher Cumberbatch, Richard Keane and Jane Walford.

We supply professional and specialist legal care for the business and commercial property sector and also provide legal services for private clients, such as wills, lasting powers of attorney, probate including tailor made probate services, inheritance tax, residential property, re-mortgaging and the transfer of property. We continue to provide an efficient and professional legal service, with our core principles of traditional values for our clients and our commitment to keep up to date with modern legislation and legal practices.

Marshall Hatchick is a member of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme, giving you peace of mind that all our Conveyancing transactions are carried out in a professional and competent manner adhering to the strict client care charter and code of conduct that all members of this scheme must abide by.

We are actively involved in the local community and have links with many Woodbridge Town Management forums. We proudly sponsored the Woodbridge Carnival and have supported the Two Counties Cricket Championship for over 10 years. We are also members of Choose Woodbridge, an invaluable local organisation promoting our historical and picturesque town.

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Diversity Data

Marshall Hatchick has a comprehensive Equality and Diversity Policy. As part of this policy, and under SRA guidelines, we publish diversity data biennially and the 2017 summary is available via clicking this link.