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Bates Wells & Braithwaite team don Christmas jumpers in aid of the Suffolk Cost Of Living Surviving Winter Appeal 2023

December 7, 2023

We are once again supporting our local Surviving Winter Appeal. Holding a  Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday,  donations from staff and the firm, are...

Zoe Southgate, Head of our Private Client team, promoted to Partner

November 22, 2023

We congratulate Zoe Southgate who has been promoted to Partner. Zoe, who joined the firm earlier this year to head up the private client...

Legal reform is looking at protecting the vulnerable but could digital progress have the opposite effect?

October 30, 2023

Zoe Southgate, Head of Private Client at Bates Wells & Braithwaite Ipswich considers proposed reform and the challenges ahead for lawyers specialising in wills,...

Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2024 – Bates Wells & Braithwaite recognised as leading Ipswich firm for Family Law

October 19, 2023

There are two key guides to the legal profession which carry out annual research in the sector: the Legal 500 and Chambers UK. The...

Bates Wells & Braithwaite Ipswich is taking part in “Free Wills Month”

September 30, 2023

October 2023 is “Free Wills Month”. The initiative brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and...

Four paralegals are welcome additions to Bates Wells & Braithwaite property, dispute resolution and private client teams

September 29, 2023

We are delighted to welcome four new members of the Bates Wells & Braithwaite team who have joined over the summer months. Mariana Lopes...

Positive post-divorce parenting – what we can learn from the Trudeaus and of course the birds

August 16, 2023

Family Law Partner and Family Mediator Denise Head considers the future for the “birdnesting” approach to co-parenting and why it is something every parent...

Child Support (Enforcement) Act 2023 targets parents who won’t pay child maintenance.

August 8, 2023

Scott Emsden, the Bates Wells & Braithwaite partner with a specialist focus on children & social care, welcomes the new law which gives the DWP...

MyBump2Baby Podcast – Scott Emsden talks about the law and procedure governing domestic abuse

June 23, 2023

Bates Wells & Braithwaite partner Scott Emsden talks to MyBump2Baby founder Carla Lett in this podcast exploring domestic abuse, how to recognise it and...

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