Ellisons has established a reputation for providing a high quality, cost effective service, coupled with objective and realistic expert advice.

Lead Contacts

Nicky Coates

Partner, Solicitor

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Lisa Dawson

Partner, Solicitor

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Meet the team

Providing clarity during uncertainty

We provide a bespoke service recognising that a breakdown in family relationships can involve complex emotions.  With our experience, we can guide you through a dispute in a sensitive but effective way to ensure an appropriate outcome.

We recognise that the cost of resolving family disputes can add to the financial pressure already being experienced and we therefore are able to act in undefended straightforward divorce cases for a fixed fee and in financial cases for a capped fee (subject to status).  We also offer fixed fees for initial appointments of up to an hour and a follow up letter of advice.

Our solicitors are all members of Resolution which is the national association of family lawyers and abide by the Resolution Code of Practice which commits us to act to resolve disputes in a non-confrontational way. For further information about Resolution, please visit their website.  We can also offer the collaborative law process which enables parties to commit to resolving their dispute without going to Court.  For further information please click here.

Our family solicitors can see clients at any of our offices – Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Tendring (Harwich, Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea) and London.

Our family team can advise on

  • Divorce and related financial matters
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Property dispute resolution between unmarried couples
  • Private representation within care proceedings
  • Disputes about children
  • Collaborative Law
  • Domestic Violence injunctions
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Change of Name Deeds
  • Separation Agreements

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If you require advice surrounding the law on marriage, divorce, cohabitation, separation and/or children please fill out this contact form. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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