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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!

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 R. - 


"I am most grateful to Chris Cumberbatch for his advice and guidance in the drawing up of my Will. I found his attention to detail and sensitivity in discussing personal issues both comforting and reassuring"





MR. L -


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



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




Mr W.S -


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



"Your work has been fully and much appreciated by us all."




"Thanks for all your work on our behalf, we could not have done this ourselves."




Mrs G -


"The service and help I have received from Marshall Hatchick has been first class in all aspects over many years. Recently, I have been very impressed with the kind, caring yet professional approach from Jennifer Humphreys when dealing with probate and will matters."

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.'

The History of The Ancient House in Woodbridge

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Woodbridge office is housed in one of the most beautiful and historical locations in the town. The Ancient House is a classic example of an early Tudor structure with a frontage from the 16th Century.

During the time of the Armada in 1588, Woodbridge was a centre for ship building, which meant that wood, especially oak, was in good supply in the area. Local historians therefore feel that much of the wood used for the extensive oak panelling, the elaborate staircase and the heavy exposed beams came from the off cuts no longer needed at the dock yard.

The Ancient House (St. Withburga) has been a listed building since January 1951 and in its long history has been a coaching Inn, a pork butchers and then in the 1930's it was restored and converted into a private residence. It is now our home and makes a comfortable and practical office space, whilst still retaining its historic charm and many of its original features.

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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.