Geoff Hazlewood > Ashtons Legal > Ipswich IP4, England > Lawyer Profile

Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial




Trained and qualified with Memery Crystal. Qualified September 2000. Returned to Suffolk in 2003 and worked for Birketts until 2006, had a brief stint in London with boutique firm Fortune Law before joining Ashton Graham (now Ashtons Legal) in 2007. Became partner in AG 2010.

Geoff is a partner and Head of the Corporate & Commercial team. He specialises in:

  • Company Acquisitions
  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • General Commercial.

He acts for clients in a number of sectors including retail, engineering, recruitment, manufacturing, professional services, agriculture and finance.




Schooled at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. Read history at UEA, graduating 1995. Took a year out then did conversion course (completed 1997) and LPC (1998)

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia

At Ashtons Legal, the corporate practice works as a single unit across all of the firm’s regional offices, but key partner Geoff Hazlewood leads the practice from both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. He is specialises in banking, M&A deals and transactions in the  care home sector. He draws on the expertise of partners across the office network who handle franchising matters, technology sector transactions and deals for veterinary practices.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Ipswich

Ashtons Legal now has two highly respected partners based full-time in its Ipswich office. Practice head Geoff Hazlewood and the vastly experienced Paul Whittingham both specialise in M&A transactions, with notable expertise in the care homes and veterinary sectors. The practice is handling a growing stream of high-value and complex transactions, and calls upon the firms highly regarded franchising and technology practices to assist franchised businesses and high-growth companies throughout East Anglia.