Providence House, 141-145 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1QJ

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Solicitors in Ipswich

Birketts is recognised as one of the top UK law firms

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.


You can download a map with directions to our new Ipswich office here.

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 and our Ipswich address in Princes Street is also our registered office. 

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Of a total staff of over 600, approximately half 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 2017]   

  • The only Ipswich solicitors ranked in the top tier for Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial and Commercial Litigation.

  • One of only two regional firms ranked in the top tier for Licensing, Banking and Finance and Transport and Shipping.

  • Ranked in band 1 for Agriculture and Estates, Banking and Finance, Charities, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property, Construction, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Tax, Crime (general and fraud), Debt Recovery, Education, Employment, Environment, Family, Health and Safety, Insolvency, Licensing, Private Client, Planning, Property Litigation, Social Housing and Transport and Shipping.

Chambers [UK 2018]

  • Top tier rankings for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Construction, Corporate, Crime (Ipswich), Employment, Environment, Family, Litigation, Planning, Private Wealth Law (Ipswich), Real Estate Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency and Social Housing.

  • One of only two firms ranked in band 1 for Corporate and Commercial, Crime, Planning, Restructuring and Insolvency and Litigation.

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.

Our community

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.