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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

About Prettys

Corporate Social Responsibility

Contributing to our Community

As a firm, and as individuals working at Prettys solicitors in Ipswich, we are committed to the communities in which we work and play an active role in them.

We support and participate in a wide range of community projects and charities, work closely with schools, colleges and universities, and provide work experience placements to many students.

We also offer extensive pro bono support to many local individuals and organisations throughout the year, particularly during November’s National Pro Bono Week.

Prettys is proud to support and sponsor local and national charities, including Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk and the Papworth Trust in Cambridge, amongst others detailed below and in our Corporate Social Responsibility newsletters.


"We are most grateful to Prettys for the kind donation towards our Tackling Discrimination in the East project. The money will be used to continue to give vital legal advice and casework for local victims of unlawful discrimination of any kind to help them get justice and access to work and services. Our clients are mostly the working poor, many of them disabled and cannot afford to pay a lawyer to assist them. Prettys have always been very supportive of all our Law Advice Centre work and several of their staff are among our 70  legal volunteers" - Audrey Ludwig, Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE)


Some of our fundraising and community projects:

Prettys pedal power for St Elizabeth Hospice

Staff support Ipswich homeless charity

Week-long tandem cycle challenge raises over £1,000 for Papworth Trust

Record amount raised by Prettys for Papworth Trust!

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Ian Seeley

Head of CSR

e iseeley@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298228

Ian Seeley

Ian is Prettys’ Head of CSR and has been involved in CSR work since his University days of helping organise a soup run for homeless people in Nottingham. 

Ian is particularly keen on ensuring that the firm’s fee earners utilise their legal skills to provide free advice and assistance to those for whom publicly funded legal assistance is no longer available; and in fostering links with local educational institutions through mentoring and assistance with student-run advice clinics. 

A keen cyclist, Ian is often to be found trawling the corridors of the Prettys’ offices looking for volunteers for sponsored tandem rides.

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Michael Booth

CSR Co-ordinator / Pro Bono Co-ordinator

e mbooth@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298214

Michael Booth

Michael is a joint co-ordinator for both Prettys’ CSR newsletter and for its educational programme.

Before joining Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2015, Michael volunteered as a gateway assessor with Ipswich Citizens Advice Bureau for four years. In this role he interviewed clients to explore the problems they faced and identified the appropriate next steps for them.

He now regularly volunteers at the Law Advice Clinic run by Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), where he has advised clients on the enforceability of a commercial loan, compliance with a suspended possession order and rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1979. He has also jointly co-ordinated a collection for Ipswich Housing Action Group (IHAG), baked to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice and the Papworth Trust and taken part in the Ipswich Legal Walk.

Please do not hesitate to contact Michael with any queries or suggestions relating to newsletter and publications or the educational programme.

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Anna Mulholland

CSR Co-ordinator

e amulholland@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298218

Anna Mulholland

Anna has been involved in pro bono work throughout her academic career. Anna has previously participated in a student mentoring scheme during her time at the University of Birmingham, which involved mentoring a group of first year Law students throughout the course of their first year.

Anna joined Prettys in September 2016. She is the joint co-ordinator for Pretty’s CSR newsletter. Anna also participates in local pro bono projects, such as the Law Advice Clinic run by the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE). This enables those who are unable to afford legal fees to have access to advice on their rights and potential legal remedies.

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Abigail Hubert

Charities & Community Projects

e ahubert@prettys.co.uk

t 01245 295264

Abigail Hubert

Whilst studying at Queen Mary University of London, Abbie was part of the university’s pro bono society as well as partaking in a variety of charity work outside of her studies.

Since joining Prettys in September 2016, Abbie has joined the charities and community projects programme and has helped co-ordinate events within the firm such as the £50 Farleigh Hospice accumulator challenge, St Elizabeth Hospice Ride Fest 2017 and Prettys Bake off. Abbie also took part in the Chelmsford Legal Walk.

Throughout her time at Prettys, Abbie has also provided pro bono legal advice through the Law Advice Clinic run by the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE).

Please do not hesitate to contact Abbie with any suggestions or queries in relation to the charities and communities projects programme.

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Siân Llewelyn

Education and CSR Newsletter

e sllewelyn@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298231

Siân Llewelyn

Since joining Prettys in September 2016 as a trainee Solicitor, Siân is the Education co-ordinator and assists in organising the firm’s involvement in various mentoring schemes with local universities and schools. Siân is also the joint co-ordinator for Prettys CSR newsletter.

Prior to working at Prettys, Siân volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau and has undertaken many fundraising activities, including contributing to the founding of ‘Kids in the Middle’. ‘Kids in the Middle’ is a charity focussed on providing support to all members of a family within a relationship breakdown, through information and reassurance provided from other young people.

Additionally, Siân will be providing pro-bono legal advice through the Legal Advice Clinic organised by the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE). This service enables those who are unable to afford legal fees to have access to advice on their rights and potential legal remedies.

Please do not hesitate to contact Siân with any suggestions or queries in relation to the education programme or Prettys CSR newsletter. 

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Katrina Drake

Charities and Community Projects

e kdrake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298246

Katrina Drake

Since joining Prettys in September 2017 as a trainee Solicitor, Katrina has provided pro bono legal advice through the Law Advice Clinic run by the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Radical Equality (ISCRE).  This service enables those who are unable to afford legal fees to have access to advice on their rights and potential legal remedies.

Additionally, Katrina has joined the charities and community projects programme, and is looking forward to assisting co-ordinate events within the firm.

Please do not hesitate to contact Katrina with any suggestions or queries in relation to the charities and communities projects programme.

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Abbie Grimwood

CSR Newsletter

e agrimwood@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298315

Abbie Grimwood

Abbie joined Prettys in January 2017 as a paralegal and is currently undertaking her LPC part-time. She is the joint co-ordinator for Prettys’ CSR Newsletter.

Abbie has been involved in charity work during her time at the University of York participating and organising various fundraising events. She has also been involved, outside of her work and studies, in raising money for local diabetes charities.

Meet the team

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Ian Seeley
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Michael Booth
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Anna Mulholland
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Abigail Hubert
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Siân Llewelyn
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Katrina Drake
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Abbie Grimwood

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