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

We specialise in resolving disputes using traditional adversarial methods such as family litigation and also newer non-adversarial methods such as collaborative law or referrals to mediation, depending upon the nature of the case.

We act for clients in the following areas:

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

We recognise that the cost of resolving family disputes can add to the financial pressure already being experienced by the parties and we therefore are able to act in undefended straightforward divorce cases for a fixed fee and in ancillary relief cases for a capped fee (subject to status).

Our solicitors are all members of Resolution and abide by the Resolution Code of Practice. For further information about Resolution, please visit their website at for further information about collaborative law, please visit:

Our family department offers a fixed fee service for a cost of £150 inc. VAT. This service includes an initial appointment for up to 1 hour and includes an initial letter of advice. If you are interested in making an appointment please contact us on 01206 764477 and you will be transferred to a Family Solicitor who will speak with to arrange your appointment and to discuss your matter briefly with you.

We also offer a Fixed Fee Divorce for £1,300 inc. VAT and disbursements (petitioner) or £500 inc. VAT (respondent).

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

Lisa Dawson is the main contact for all Ipswich related enquiries.  


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