Worth every penny’, the ‘outstanding, experienced, efficient’ Frances Barker of Blocks is Suffolk HR Forum’s head; she advises local SMEs, housing associations and not-for-profit organisations – The Legal 500 2014
“Thanks, Sallie. It was lovely doing business with you and thanks for your help and advice. If I ever need a lawyer, I know where to come.” – To Sallie Davies, Employment Solicitor December 2013.
“‘Practical and accessible’ employment specialist Frances Barker at Blocks recently undertook advocacy in a complex sexual orientation discrimination claim involving a government agency. Sallie Davies is also recommended.” – The Legal 500 2013 Employment.
“My sincerest thanks for your help. I feel that a colossal weight has been lifted and that I might actually be able to sleep tonight. And reading your letter to the other side… I am beyond impressed.” To Frances Barker Employment Partner from a client after first consultation concerning employment dispute September 2013
“At Blocks, Frances Barker gives ‘excellent, practical advice’. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Sallie Davies, who adds notable experience in discrimination cases.” – The Legal 500 2012 Employment.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help, hardwork, kindness and for listening and guiding me when I needed it. You are one in a million and an incredible asset to Blocks”- to Demelza Butler Family & Matrimonial Partner
Blocks’ thriving Ipswich practice, includes matrimonial specialist Demelza Butler, who is known for her collaborative law expertise. – The Legal 500 2014
“Blocks’ Graham Mead is popular in Ipswich and Demelza Butler is collaboratively trained and advises many high-net-worth clients.” – The Legal 500 2013 Family.
“I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done in supporting [the client] over these past few months. He has taken great comfort in knowing that you are representing him and I can’t tell you how important that was on his most recent court appearance – to us both.So many thanks & thanks for being such a star.” – To Demelza Butler Associate Family Solicitor October 2012
“I also can’t quite believe that what I thought would take till at least the end of the year is as good as done; I honestly can’t thank you enough! I really would also like to tell you how impressed I was yesterday; you really are worth your weight in gold. I was also very grateful for your perspective on [the child], despite a bewildering array of factors to consider, you always kept his welfare at the forefront of our discussions. … you did yourself proud and I couldn’t have done it without you.” – To Demelza Butler Associate Family Solicitor August 2012
“‘Service and knowledge are exceptional’ at Blocks, thanks to ‘invaluable, determined’ Demelza Butler, who ‘gives clear advice in a calm and supportive way’.” – The Legal 500 2012 Family
“On behalf of my father and myself I am writing to thank you for carrying out the business for the sale of our property. For the efficient and understanding way in which this was achieved, in difficult circumstances, we thank you. Also we will be pleased to contact you in the future if we require further assistance” – To John Riddett Associate & Notary Public
“We would like to thank you for all your help and invaluable assistance in the purchase of our first house. Your expert advice and quick response to all of our questions were greatly appreciated! We valued your advice and hard work throughout the process and we couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. Hope to deal with you in the future and many, many thanks again!” –
“Thanks for making a stressful time easier to bear!”
“Thank you for all your help! It’s very much appreciated”
“Thank you so much for your help and hard work
WILLS AND PROBATE
“I would like to place on record my appreciation of the exemplary service you personally have provided during the time it has taken to finalise the affairs pertaining to my late aunt’s estate”- To Lorna Thresh, Private Client Paralagel October 2014
STEP-qualified John Riddett at Blocks advises clients across East Anglia, and in London, on tax and trust issues – The Legal 500 2014
“On behalf of my father and myself I should like to thank you for the kind and courteous manner in which you executed the completion of the will of my late uncle” – To Lorna Thresh, Private Client Paralegal March 2014
“Thank you for all that you have done to get everything concluded so smoothly and for all your support to me. …. You have been a great strength to me and I have so much enjoyed working with you and Gerry [Field] and with Blocks.” – To Lorna Thresh, Private Client Paralegal December 2013
“Lorna, thank you also for ‘being there’ for me during these last months, for your kindness, support, advice and understanding.” – To Lorna Thresh, Private Client Paralegal December 2013.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help towards the settling of the affairs of my late wife.” – To Nicola Weldon Private Client Partner October 2013.
“We have come back to Blocks for our Wills because of the impressive way Lorna dealt with my uncle’s estate. Lorna was understanding of our loss, spoke English and not over the top law talk. She was very efficient and always there to assist us with any queries” – To Lorna Thresh, Private Client Paralegal October 2013.
“A big thank you to you and everybody at Blocks Solicitors for all the help and kindness, you have shown me over the months, while dealing with my late mother’s will.” – To Lorna Thresh, Private Client Paralegal September 2013.
John Riddett at Blocks advises clients across East Anglia and in London on specialist tax and trust matters. – The Legal 500 2013 Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.
“I would like to thank you on behalf of my sisters and myself for carrying out this work on not just a professional way but also a friendly way, it has made this period of time so much easier.” – To Lorna Thresh Private Client Paralegal September 2012.
“Thank you very much for all that you have done to make this easier for us.” – To Lorna Thresh Private Client Paralegal September 2012.
“Dear Lorna, we would both like to thank you for all your assistance in dealing with the banks and setting up the legacies for the will. We were truly grateful for all your advice and efficiency in your work.” – To Lorna Thresh Private Client Executive August 2012.
“I should like to commend Mrs Denton-Cardew’s professional and kindly manner in dealing with the estate of my late mother. Things could not have been expedited more swiftly and succinctly. Should I need the services of a solicitor again, I shall not hesitate to contact Mrs Denton-Cardew, nor to recommend her to others.” To Lorna Denton Cardew, Private Client Legal Executive May 2012
“… appreciation for all that you have done in sorting out [the client’s] affairs regarding his lasting power of attorney. You going the extra mile in coming to the hospital on your day off and also dealing with the hospital staff on his behalf at a very difficult time for us all, really was appreciated.” – To Lorna Thresh Private Client Paralegal 2012.
“John Riddett is a notary public and STEP member with a specialism in mental capacity cases.” – The Legal 500 2012 Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.