Marshall Hatchick are pleased to announced the launch of their FREE Legal Clinics, which allow you to come along and have a confidential meeting with one of our solicitors.
You can book a half an hour, no obligation meeting at an office near you to discuss any legal problems you may be going through. We can discuss your matter and advise you on how it can be solved and the next appropriate step.
We understand it can be very easy to ignore a building problem and push worry to the side, but we can provide you with the information and advice which can help you make an informed decision.
It may be that you are in dispute with your neighbour, landlord or tenant, or coming to the end of a relationship and having difficulty agreeing the arrangements for your children. Our solicitors can advise you on matters including but not limited to:
• Employment Disputes
• Neighbour and Land disputes
• Contesting Wills
• All Family Matters
We are pleased to confirm that Kristian Jones was promoted to Partner having been a Consultant Solicitor since May 2014 and we welcomed newly qualified solicitor Laura Clay-Harris to our litigation depatment. If you are looking for advice on family issues, divorce, employment disputes or landlord and tenant disputes, please feel free to contact either Kristian or Laura for an appointment.
We have great delight in announcing the arrival of a new Partner, Jane Walford, in October 2015. Jane has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property, acts for developers, Registered Providers and has worked in both public and private sectors. We welcome the wealth of experience that she can bring to the Marshall Hatchick team.
A free will writing service offered for one week by two solicitors firms to raise money for The Ipswich Hospital Charity has been a huge success. The Write a Will week gave people a chance to cut the cost of planning for their legacy after death.
The charity’s Kate Ashton and Jess Watkins took details from people wanting to be referred to the solicitors Marshall Hatchick or Gotelee solicitors. Jess said: “We secured fabulous support from two solicitors to offer those who didn’t have a will to get one done for free.
“Those who needed their will altered could also take up the offer,for example, if they had just had children or some of their circumstances had changed in some other way. We hoped it would act as a catalyst to inspire people to take up the opportunity. It’s important not to just keep putting it off.”
The charity also hoped to raise its profile and encourage people to leave it a gift when they die. “Legacies are really important,” Kate said. “They make a real difference to the work we can achieve. You can do the right thing by family and friends and still help out your local hospital. Even a small inheritance makes a massive difference.”
A professionally-written will usually costs between £100 and £200. The charity is hoping those who took up the offer will be generous after making significant savings. A gift of £50 (minimum) is suggested. Gotelee’s Helen Crapnell said: “We were delighted to help support the legacy week and we offered as many free wills as we could at our Ipswich, Hadleigh and Felixstowe offices.”
Chris Cumberbatch, partner at Marshall Hatchick, said: “We feel that it is good to give something back to the community and we are very pleased to be helping the Ipswich Hospital Charity.”
Kate added that, as demand was so high, the charity will consider repeating the offer in the future.She said: “As it was our first time offering this deal, we were unsure how it would be taken up, and we are delighted it proved to be extremely popular.”
Article from Ipswich Star dated 10th November 2015.
We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Humphreys has recently been awarded the Older Client Care in Practice Award by national organisation, Solicitors for the Elderly, of which she is a fully accredited member. Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent, national organisation of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.