Agri law firms announce merger

Ellisons Solicitors has merged with one of Suffolk’s leading agricultural law firms, Blocks Solicitors.

(l-r) Ellisons solicitors Tim Logan, Guy Longhurst and Seamus Clifford.

Ellisons Solicitors has merged with one of Suffolk’s leading agricultural law firms, Blocks Solicitors. The merger, which took place on 1st April 2020, unites the experienced agricultural team at Blocks with Ellisons’ existing rural specialists, offering unrivalled legal advice to the county’s farming businesses and landowners.

The Blocks Solicitors team will remain based at their offices on Arcade Street in Ipswich town centre, and will carry a new name – Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Blocks.

Current Equity Partners at Blocks, Andrew Fleming and Frances Barker, will continue as Partners.

Frances specialises in employment law and has experience in a wide variety of environments including agriculture. She has also been listed in the Legal 500 and has been referred to as a ‘highly-rated practitioner’.

Meanwhile Andrew is a trusted adviser to many long-established clients. He is a highly experienced practitioner, advising agricultural clients on cases involving anaerobic digestion plants as well as his specialism of Corporate and Commercial law.

Guy Longhurst, Managing Partner at Ellisons, said: “We’re delighted to have merged with Blocks Solicitors, which perfectly reflects Ellisons’ ethos of providing our clients with the highest possible standard of service.  This is of course an extremely challenging time for everybody, but Ellisons has helped its clients and colleagues through various crises during its 250 year history, and now look forward to supporting the clients, colleagues and contacts of Blocks.”

Ellisons Solicitors is one of the fastest growing firms in the East of England. Fundamental to its success is Ellisons’ commitment to delivering excellent and transparent customer service from start to finish; an ethos shared by Blocks.

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