A local law firm who are proud to be different

Our purpose as a law firm is to break down the barriers to law. This relates to both accessing legal support and also our mission to make a career in law possible for individuals from all different backgrounds.

Attwells Solicitors are a law firm based in Ipswich, Colchester, and London; however, we can service the East of England. We are a great alternative to traditional law firms as we mostly offer fixed fees.

In addition, we display our fees on our website, where you can also instruct us, meaning you can begin your legal matter anytime.

An approachable law firm

Our staff are approachable, great communicators, and listeners. We use customer feedback to improve our service. As a result, we have over 1,500 reviews on Feefo and are rated 4.7/5.

Most of the positive feedback we receive is about our communication. Our clients value the fact we return calls, keep promises, and explain things in plain English. This has resulted in most of our new clients instructing Attwells due to personal recommendations and a significantly high number of returning clients.

Attwells Solicitors, your trusted local solicitors in Suffolk, Essex & London

What you can expect when instructing Attwells Solicitors

Nick Attwell
Nick AttwellManaging Partner
During my High School years I was lucky to have a teacher who taught a small group of us in his own time non-curricular subjects including Law. This ignited my interest in Law and a commitment to teaching and training young people.

During these years I also attended work experience which led to me wanting to be a Solicitor. I am committed to providing work experience to young people who do not otherwise have access to the profession.

I share my time between Attwells’ all three offices in Ipswich, Colchester and London.

I am a commercial lawyer with a particular expertise around commercial property and land development. My clients range from local SMEs to larger national clients and FTSE 250 companies.

Clients value my strategic thinking, ability to explain complex legal principles in plain English and energetic approach to their matters.

The values our staff uphold

Progressive – Improving our Staff & The Firm
  • Being progressive does not mean that you must climb the career ladder, but that you want to improve the way you do your job. For those who want to climb the career ladder, there is a clear career progression structure at Attwells.
  • Improving the firm is about us seeking to be modern in all that we do and embracing change.
Personal – A Personal Interest in our Clients & Colleagues
  • Being personal is caring about each other and showing a personal interest in each other’s lives.
  • Caring about delivering an excellent service to our clients and helping them meet their goals.
  • Building a personal rapport by showing a personal interest in our clients.
  • Colleagues and clients can expect to be treated as a person and not a number.
Professional – Keeping Promises
  • Doing what you say you will do for clients even if that means staying late on occasion to do so.
  • If you promise a colleague something you do it promptly.
  • Your colleagues and clients can trust you. For a client, it will mean you become their trusted advisor. For a colleague, a friend.
  • Professionalism is not skin-deep and therefore it is not about the way you look but the way you act.
Positive – “A Glass Half Full Person”
  • We are not mood-hoovers.
  • We are “can-do” people.
  • Clients should experience someone who is a problem solver and looks to find solutions and not put barriers in the way of progress.
  • A positive person promotes themselves as a lawyer, the firm, its other services, and their colleagues.

Attwells 4Ps exist within a team environment where the firm’s interests prevail over personal interests. Everyone is treated equally whether you are a lawyer, a trainee lawyer or a member of support.

“The Board of Trustees of Emmaus Suffolk, Steve Cook our Chair and I would like to extend our personal thanks and appreciation for all your personal help and support in creating our subsidiary company, Emmaus Suffolk Homes Ltd. The generosity of local companies such as yourselves enables local charities like us to thrive, where we can all add value back into our local community. It is a joy working with you – thank you.”

Claire Staddon - Executive, Emmaus Suffolk

“We are pleased to use the services of Attwells Solicitors of Ipswich for these purposes and Jamie Hercus from Attwells has been supporting our clients on these issues for some while.

Jamie has built up an excellent working relationship with the staff & volunteers at Citizens Advice in Felixstowe and his knowledge and support is respected and welcomed by those in the office who he has advised on client matters.”

Graham Page - Office Manager, Citizens Advice

Supporting Our Community

As part of Attwells Solicitors’ ethos, we believe in supporting our local community.

Attwells provide support to the Felixstowe and Chelmsford Citizen Advice Bureaus (CABs) and local racial equality centres. The CABs provide an essential means of support and guidance to many in the community. Lloyd Clarke and Jamie Hercus support the good work the CABs do by providing essential expert legal advice on employment matters.

Our law firm is at the heart of the community

Nick Attwell personally supports a number of local charities by providing expert property advice to a value of several thousand pounds each year including The Mix Stowmarket and Emmaus Suffolk and Emmaus Colchester.

Most recently Attwells has joined Suffolk Pro-Help, an organisation that brings professionals together to provide pro bono advice to charities, voluntary organisations, and community groups.

For more information regarding Attwells’ commitment to supporting the community and charities please follow our Facebook page.

Attwells Solicitors - Law Firm based in Colchester, Ipswich and St. John's Wood

What you can expect when instructing Attwells Solicitors