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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"




Mrs B. –


"Thank you for your excellent service Luke!"



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."



Dear Chris (Cumberbatch)


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



MR & MRS W -

"My wife and I are both pensioners but still in good shape in both mind body. However, we both know that this will not remain the case for ever and so we decided to draw up lasting power of attorney documents. Jennifer Humphreys at Marshall Hatchick, Woodbridge, completed the paperwork for us in a thorough, careful and considerate manner. She explained all the implications and ensured that we understood the process. Our wishes in regard to our health and welfare and property and finance are now recorded and copies lodged with our appointed attorneys. We can't look into the future but are sure this was a wise step to take."



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




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


MR & MRS S -

 "We highly recommend the team dealing with wills, trusts and probate. Remaking our wills became a much better experience as Jennifer Humphreys guided us through a more understandable and flexible format making us feel confident and comfortable with the arrangements. Similarly Christopher Howard gave an exccellent efficient and friendly service whilst dealing with two probate applications. The support staff were also very helpful and friendly and good communicators."

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.'




Mr W.S -


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


Ipswich to Amsterdam & back - Cycle ride June 2016

James Robbins joins TeamITFC cycling from Ipswich to Amsterdam in June to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK and Friends of Ipswich Town Charities.  To find out more information click here and if you would like to sponsor James, please see his Virgin Money page

Launch of FREE Legal Clinics

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

To take advantage of this fantastic opportunity just book your ticket directly from here or call us on 01728 602323 and speak to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Solicitors’ will writing offer boosts charity.

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.ihc logo

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.”

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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.”
Kate and Jess can be contacted This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01473 702929.

Article from Ipswich Star dated 10th November 2015.

January 2016

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.

New Partner

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.


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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.