HRH The Earl of Wessex opened our new Ipswich office (Providence House) on Friday 11 May 2018 and we took full occupancy on Monday 4 June 2018.
You can download a map with directions to our new Ipswich office here.
From 25 June 2020 Princes Street will be temporarily closed, for a six month trial period, to motorised vehicles between the junctions at Portman Road and Chalon Street. Please note that our car park will only be accessible via Wolsey Street / Cecilia Street and New Cardinal Street and not via Civic Drive.
Solicitors in Ipswich
Birketts is widely-regarded as one of the top tier law firms in Ipswich. We have had an office in Ipswich since its formation by Benjamin Birkett in 1863. Our Ipswich address in Princes Street is also our registered office.
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Of a total staff of over 700, approximately 40% of them are based in the Ipswich office. Our excellent team of lawyers and solicitors in Ipswich specialise in the full range of services across corporate and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Agricultural Law, Employment Law, Wills and Estate Planning and Family Law. It is also the base for our specialist Criminal Corporate Defence, Construction, Charities and Debt Recovery teams. Its proximity to the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich also make it the ideal location for our rapidly growing shipping and logistics solicitors team.
Birketts is recognised as one of the top UK law firms
Legal 500 [UK 2020]
The only Ipswich firm to be ranked in band 1 for Commercial Property: Ipswich, Commercial Litigation: Ipswich and Corporate and Commercial: Ipswich.
Ranked in band 1 for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate: Ipswich.
Additionally Birketts are ranked in band 1 for Agriculture and Estates, Banking and Finance, Charities, Construction, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Corporate Tax, Crime: Fraud, Debt Recovery, Education, Employment, Environment and Planning, Family, Health and Safety, Immigration, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Licensing, Professional Negligence, Property Litigation, Social Housing and Transport and Shipping.
James Austin is the only Hall of Fame member / Leading Individual under Corporate and Commercial: Ipswich.
Emma Bysouth is the only 'Rising Star' for Corporate and Commercial: Ipswich.
Matthew Atkins is the only 'Leading Individual' for Commercial Litigation: Ipswich.
Philippa Dyer and Julie Gowland are the only 'Rising Stars' for Crime: general.
Lisa Wortley is the only 'Next Generation Partner' for Transport and Shipping.
Lisa Hayward is the only 'Next Generation Partner' for Corporate Tax: East Anglia.
Chambers [UK 2020]
The firm’s operational management team is based in Ipswich under the direction and leadership of our CEO Jonathan Agar. James Austin, our Senior Partner, is also based in Ipswich.
Chambers High Net Worth [UK 2019]
- Consultant Solicitor, Charles Boscawen is ranked in band 1 for his Private Wealth expertise.
As solicitors in Ipswich the community is very important to us. We operate a charitable fund – The Birketts Charitable Fund – administered by the Suffolk Community Foundation and support a number of locally based charitable projects.