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Peter Blake

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Prettys Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Partner - Head of Department
Construction, contentious
Construction/property related professional negligence
International disputes work


Trained Daynes Hill & Perks (now Eversheds)

Qualified 1987

Partner 1991


French and German conversational and written


Law Society


Exeter University
College of Law, Guildford

East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Ipswich

Within: Commercial litigation: Ipswich

Prettys Solicitors LLP has a highly experienced practice head in partner Peter Blake, who has more than 30 years' experience in both domestic and international litigation as well as arbitration. Consultant Roland Sharp, who also has more than 30 years' experience in dispute resolution, is also recommended for shareholder and company disputes, warranty claims and cases involving financial products. His recent work highlights include acting for a large provider of care homes and medical treatment centres in a compensation claim relating to contracts with advertisers that had an unfavourable impact on the client's reputation. The case was successfully settled after complex negotiations. Associate Ian Seeley moved to Ellisons Solicitors, but the firm recruited solicitor Michael Booth to help with the growing caseload.

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East Anglia: Real estate


Within: Construction

Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich has a relatively large construction team for its size, with highly experienced practice head Peter Blake handling contentious matters and senior associate Rebecca Palmer excelling in non-contentious work for large contractors. Clients remark on the 'always friendly and helpful' lawyers who deliver 'a prompt and informed service'. Associate Ian Seeley moved to Ellisons Solicitors, but the firm recruited solicitor Michael Booth to round out the practice. Among the firm's many highlights was Palmer's work for Suffolk-based architects firm Barefoot & Gilles on construction law issues including the drafting of bespoke documentation. Palmer assisted building contractor Quinn Construction Services with the drafting of bespoke terms and conditions for all future projects, and helped civil engineering companyA&F Pilbeam Construction Limited with a wide range of legal issues. Consultant Chris Harrall is also recommended.

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