Peter Blake > Prettys Solicitors LLP > Ipswich, England > Lawyer Profile

Prettys Solicitors LLP
6th Floor
St Vincent House
1 Cutler Street

Work Department

Construction and Commercial Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution


Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and became a Partner with Prettys in 1991. He has a degree in Law from Exeter University. Peter has focused on dispute resolution in its various forms throughout his career, during which he has helped clients resolve a diverse range of commercial disputes, many of which through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution as well as creating commercial opportunities. Peter is a trained mediator but has confined his mediation activity to representing clients in recent years. He is the firm’s representative in Galexy, an international association of independent law firms of which he is currently President. He enjoys early involvement and the challenge of assisting clients in achieving commercial resolutions to disputes.

Peter is recommended as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2024.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Peter Blake – Prettys Solicitors LLP

Prettys Solicitors LLP joins the ranking this year for the quality of its work on both contentious construction matters, including disputes arising from defective designs. The firm houses a ‘highly intelligent team that thinks things through properly and understands its clients’. Practice head Peter Blake predominantly handles construction disputes, though he also advises on the drafting and negotiation of contracts. Blake and litigation associate Michael Booth exhibit ‘strong legal and client understanding combined with a keen work ethic’.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

(Leading individuals)

Peter Blake – Prettys Solicitors LLP

Prettys Solicitors LLP in Ipswich ‘takes the time to understand clients’ situations and is responsive, transparent and committed to building long-lasting relationships’. The team is considered to be ‘practical, diligent and very timely’ in its provision of advice. Lead partner and accredited mediator Peter Blake oversees the firm’s construction, insolvency, property, civil and commercial litigation teams. Key practitioner and advocate Graham Mead, whose ‘wealth of experience and deep knowledge are a true asset to his team’; Bushra Elzubeir, who joined the team in September 2022 from Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP; and associate Michael Booth, all play central roles in the practice.