Ipswich: Firm’s commitment to the town’s business quarter

Attwells Solicitors move into their new Ipswich town centre offices.

Attwells Solicitors move into their new Ipswich town centre offices. - Credit: Archant

Attwells Solicitors move into new Ipswich offices

Attwells Solicitors has relocated its Suffolk practice to the old Bank of Scotland building in Princes Street in Ipswich.

Headed up by Nick Attwell and co-partners, Will Oakes, Laura Harrington-Rutterford and Lisa Draper, the 50-strong legal team has five staff based in its St Johns Wood office in London. The remaining 33 fee earners and support staff will work from the new premises in Ipswich.

Nick explained the reasons for the move: “We are very proud that we have built Attwells over the last seven years to become the 40th largest conveyancer in the UK and our old premises at Beacon House on White House Road in Ipswich had served us well.

“However, we wanted to ensure that we could further establish our fast-growing reputation for providing those other, just as important, legal services. Where better to do that, then by joining the other solicitors and professional services businesses based in the legal quarter of Ipswich?”

The whole move for Attwells has been kept local with Ipswich-based Hoopers as Architect, Penn Commercial as the Agent, Scrutton Bland the Accountant and Heronbuild in Stowmarket carrying out the construction work.

“This new base for Attwells will inspire and motivate the team to want to develop the practice further. We intend to be around for many years to come and if proof was needed, then take the fact that the partners have come together and purchased the premises using their own pensions. This shows our commitment to the practice and the town and confirms that we are here for the long term.”