Our local involvement in Suffolk

Our local involvement in Suffolk

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We have a strong corporate strategy that means we are here for the local community. 

Our commitment to the local area goes beyond providing a legal service for individuals and businesses in and around Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Woodbridge and includes helping community groups and charities in Ipswich and Suffolk. Our lawyers have a range of expertise and take this community responsibility home with them because their families, friends and clients all benefit from it.

We contribute by offering our skills to community groups, charities and schools in our spare time. We also run many fundraising and sponsorship events. You will find an updated list on our Facebook page 

Regular commitment to the local community include our Lawyers and staff actively taking time out to help organisations and charities:

MARTIN WHITWORTH

Trustee – Ipswich Furniture Project

HUGH ROWLAND

Director/ Trustee – Ipswich & District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd

Ipswich CAB offers general advice, information and representation to all in the Ipswich area.  CAB offers casework/specialist advice on Money Advice.

Trustee – Bridgett Collet Educational Foundation

A charity providing grants for the education of young people in the civil parishes of Akenham, Henley, Tuddenham St. Martin, and Witnesham, and the ecclesiastical parish of St. Mary Magdalene Westerfield.

Member – Ipswich Hospital Band

The Ipswich Hospital Band and St Peter’s Band mainly accepts bookings for concerts in aid of health-related charities and other similar worthy causes.

PETER CRIX

Trustee – Hadleigh and Boxford Medical Practice Charitable Trust

Set up to receive donations from patients of the Medical Practice, its main purpose is to help and improve patient care. Trust funds are only used to purchase equipment that would not normally be purchased by the Practice and all purchases are agreed by the external committee.

 

HELEN STUART

Councillor – Snape Parish Council

Associate Governor – Snape Primary School

BRIAN MORRON

Vice President – Suffolk Book League

The Suffolk Book League promotes the pleasures of reading by bringing popular and distinguished writers to speak in Ipswich and the surrounding area as well as supporting a wide range of literary-related community projects.

 

MAX HARNDEN

Board member – Inspire Suffolk

Member and Trustee – Orwell Multiple Academy Trust

Chairman – First Business Club

TIM HUMPAGE

Trustee/Board Member – Ipswich Headway

Governor – Guildhall Feoffment Primary School

IVANA RADOVIC

Honary Secretary – SNELS

Secretary – Resolution Ipswich

PETRA SHARP

Trustee – Iceni Ipswich

Working in the heart of Ipswich to provide support to both individuals with addiction and to their families.

MARIE ALLEN

Committee member – Colne Valley Riding Club

NADIA BOLTON

Volunteer – Ipswich Winter Night Shelter

 KAY BAKER

Member – Hadleigh Rotary Club

Rotary is a networking organisation of both genders who volunteer their time and talents to help their communities at home and overseas.

LAURA GRAY

School Governor – St. Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester

 

KARINA HOLLAND

Trustee – Got to Read

Got to read provides training and support to volunteers to give one-to-one support to help adults with their own personal reading goals, whether that is building on what they can do already, or starting right from the beginning.

STEVAN STRATTON

Volunteer at the Ipswich Soup Kitchen
Volunteer at the Suffolk Law Centre’s Personal Injury Clinic

SAREENA CURTIS

Volunteer – The Cinnamon Trust 

A charity which helps elderly people with their pets.

 

ANNALISE SHELCOTT

Volunteer – Suffolk Law Advice Centre

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Testimonials

"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."

- SH

"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"

- CT

"I have used Tracey Laflin at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."

- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd

"I don't think this house sale would have pulled together without Jo's determination and expertise. Excellent!"

- MT

"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."

- JH

"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."

- Ros Jones

"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"

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"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service"

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"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"

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"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."

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