About Us




Ellisons Solicitors

  • We were established in 1764
  • We opened an office in Chelmsford in March 2018, bringing our total number of offices in Essex and Suffolk to six
  • Ellisons has been recognised as a leading firm in the Legal 500
  • In 2014, we joined the Alliott Group, an international alliance of lawyers and accountants
  • Ellisons offers a comprehensive range of services to both corporate and private clients
  • Ellisons Financial Planning was launched as a joint venture between Ellisons Solicitors and Matthew Douglas Limited to lift the lid on the complex and opaque world of personal finance, and to provide affordable access to truly independent advice

Established for over 250 years

Ellisons is one of the East of England’s fastest growing full service law firms, having almost doubled in size over the past four years.

With a team of almost 250 staff, including 23 partners, located in – Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich, and Tendring (Harwich, Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea) Ellisons has been recognised as a leading firm in the Legal 500.

Our History Timeline

Clients first

Our longevity is attributed to our tradition of proactive, friendly and highly-personalised client service. Also fundamental to this exceptional resilience is our commitment to developing long term relationships with clients, and willingness to change and evolve to meet and exceed the demands of clients.

We pride ourselves in having high percentage of clients with a life-long relationship with the firm. Client relationships span several generations over long periods of time. We also continue to attract a diverse mixture of new clients and this is the fuel to our rapid growth of services and teams.

Although rooted locally, Ellisons has a growing international presence aided by membership of the Alliott Group (a worldwide alliance of professional firms). Ellisons client service offering is broadened by this membership and by the establishment of Ellisons Financial Planning, enabling Ellisons to refer clients to a trusted network of professionals providing an integrated service.

Our People


19th July 2019

Employees who Covertly Record Meetings

Is it misconduct for an employee to make a covert recording at work?  According to the recent decision of the

Read More…

Working Time – the requirement to record working time for all workers

Must an employer keep a record of actual time its employees work? The Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) require employers

Read More…

Restrictive Covenants – Supreme Court Landmark Case

Can words be severed from a restrictive covenant to make an otherwise unreasonably wide and unenforceable covenant enforceable? A contractual

Read More…