Bates Wells & Braithwaite is one of Ipswich’s longest-established firms of solicitors, providing friendly, efficient, and professional legal advice to the people of Ipswich and its surrounding towns and villages for over sixty years.
Our clients are based mainly in Suffolk but can come from as far as Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, and even London.
We are one of only a handful of law firms based in Ipswich focussing on looking after the legal needs of the individual.
We specialise in those services most sought after by the client who needs our advice on personal issues relating to themselves, their families, and their homes.
Family: All areas of divorce and family law including children and social care.
Buying & Selling Homes: Guidance through the conveyancing process and advice on matters all things property.
Disputes: Wide-ranging claims advice including personal injury, clinical negligence neighbourhood disputes, consumer and contested wills.
Private Client: Wills, probate, and “Lasting Powers of Attorney” (LPAs and other ways of protecting your family’s assets)
Contact us today to find out more about what we do and how we can help you.
“We were very pleased with the conveyancing service we received from BWB. This process is never quick enough but Natasha chased the vendors solicitors when information was slow coming from them and was very good at explaining things and resolving our queries.”
— Residential property client
“Excellent result. I dealt with Jane Brooker at the firm and a few others and the communication was great. They are a fantastic firm and I would definitely recommend them to deal with legal issues and resolved mine and offered a first class service. Thank you so much “
— Client DH
Great, efficient & good value service
Tom [Burchan] has worked on the sales of of my investment properties over the last year & has had overall responsibility since qualifying – it’s been a pleasure & a seamless transition after the retirement of the senior partner a year ago, who had looked after me for over 40 years
— Property Client
Quite possibly the best solicitors I have dealt with. The advice I have received from Denise Head has been experienced, impartial, knowledgeable and highly professional. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them, eager to help and advise where they could. I honestly can not thank the team enough for what they have done. Truly outstanding professionals.
— Client JB
Thank you for everything you have done to get me through this , you have put me at ease on many occasion and feel although it’s been in a professional capacity, I’ve been reassured that there was always a lovely friendly voice on the other end of the phone.
— Family Law Client
Over an 18 month period BW & B representing us with 2 house sales and a purchase the company have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Some of our past experiences with Conveyancing solicitors have proved very frustrating – no replies to emails, no returned phone calls, constantly chasing for updates etc etc. This has not been the case with this organisation, they have been really on the ball and customer service and communication have been exemplary.
— Clients JE and SW
‘Excellent, friendly and down-to-earth service to clients in all ways. Easy to contact and receive fast responses from all staff with messages always passed on.
— Legal 500 2024
“I have had excellent expertise and service in all areas – everyone involved shows superb subject knowledge and kindness.”
— Chambers UK 2024
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