Blocks Solicitors has been a key provider of legal services to Ipswich and Suffolk for over 125 years. As Ipswich and Suffolk has changed and grown, so has Blocks to ensure that it can continue to provide services to match both the growing needs of individuals and businesses within the local area. The firm’s reputation spreads far and wide.
At Blocks providing outstanding customer service is paramount.
‘Quite simply we are in the privileged position of being instructed to carry out important legal work for our clients and we naturally wish to repay that trust through great service’ said Graham Mead, the firms Head of Litigation.
‘Whether we are preserving assets and ensuring that they are left to the people that you love, helping you through a difficult divorce or acting for an entrepreneur with their start-up or an experienced farmer with a long established enterprise, Blocks are here to be your right hand and to serve. We have a track record of this and the firm would not have survived for over 125 years, had this not been its ethos’.
This view is seconded by the firm’s Managing Partner, Gerry Field: ‘We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients from Partner to secretarial level. While other firms are all about chargeable hours and law as a business, we put the client first. We pride ourselves on improving our service, be that by way of being avant-garde in the manner by which we offer our services through the use of technology or by simply keeping our finger on the pulse of what our clients require’.
The firm practises in all main areas including agriculture, company commercial, commercial property, employment, commercial and property litigation, property litigation and for the individual, domestic conveyancing, family and divorce, wills, probate and trusts, powers of attorney and court of protection applications and tax planning.
‘Our reputation stretches nationally and we do a lot of work for London clients, particularly those that have an East Anglian connection. However, having said that, Suffolk remains our area of focus’, said Nicola Weldon, the Partner who heads the firm’s private client team. She added: ‘whilst some may view us as a small firm, this is to our advantage. It enables us to achieve our goals of quality service and accessibility.
‘We have grown with Suffolk and our client base. Our clients now want a solicitors firm that can act as a single trusted advisor to handle all their needs. The relentless growth of intellectual property and technology means that we cannot rest on our laurels. We pride ourselves on being forward thinking and progressive’, explained Demelza Butler, the firm’s Family Law Partner, who is also responsible for overseeing the firm’s IT. ‘We are currently in the process of one of our largest overhauls regarding our technology’, said Frances, Barker, the Firm’s Employment Partner. ‘We aim to do more and more using the cloud to ensure that we can easily and quickly scale our services’.
The firm’s Company and Commercial Partner Andrew Fleming said: ‘Our list of blue chip clients and the return of confidence following the downturn mean that we are busier than ever – particularly in our commercial and private client teams’.
We will check in with Blocks over the coming months to find out more about the firm and the services they offer. Contact the Ipswich office for legal advice and services on 01473 230033, or email firstname.lastname@example.org