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

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.

Member – Ipswich and East Suffolk Hockey Club

Member – Waldringfield Sailing Club

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

Member and Trustee – Orwell Multiple Academy Trust

Chairman – First Business Club

TIM HUMPAGE

Trustee/Board Member – Ipswich Headway

Governor – Guildhall Feoffment Primary School

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.

KARINA JOWITT

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 ALBON

Volunteer – The Cinnamon Trust 

A charity which helps elderly people with their pets.

 

NICOLA WELDON

Coaching Assistant – Ipswich Jaffa Running Club

 Member of The Woodbridge Dementia Project steering group

 Student Liaison Officer for Suffolk and North Essex STEP (Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners)

Charles Rowett

Member of the University of Suffolk Foundation Board

Chair of Gotelee Charity Leaders Forum

Independent coach/mentor to various local charities especially in relation to fundraising and corporate partnerships

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Testimonials

"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"

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"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service"

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

- JH

"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."

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

- MT

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

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"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

"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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