Our solicitors continue to provide outstanding advice on a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals in Diss and the surrounding areas.

Information about the Diss office closure

The Diss office (St Nicholas House, 3 St Nicholas Street, Diss, IP22 4LB) closed in December 2023.

Our staff have relocated to other offices, including Norwich and Bury St Edmunds, and have retained their direct phone numbers and email addresses. Any active legal matters will continue to be managed by the same team, and current and past clients have been informed of the office closure.

This change will not impact how we deliver our legal services, or how we store legal documents which are kept in our secure storage facility, located at our head office at The Long Barn, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL. This is also the address for all client communications.

Anyone wishing to speak to a member of Ashtons’ staff about the Diss office closure should call our dedicated phone line on 0330 191 4574.

Our legal services near Diss

Our Diss solicitors offer specialist legal services for individuals, families and businesses in Diss, across Norfolk and throughout East Anglia.

Our lawyers near Diss can help you and your family with:

Residential conveyancing 

With accreditation from the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), you can be confident of a safe, reliable service when using our team for any type of residential property transaction.

Our Diss conveyancing solicitors’ expertise includes:

  • Buying & selling houses
  • Mortgages & remortgaging
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Transfer of equity
  • Equity release

Family law 

We have strong expertise in all areas of family law, and offer various payment options to match any circumstances.

Our family lawyers near Diss offer expertise in matters including:

  • Divorce
  • Divorce financial settlements
  • Children law
  • Separation
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Family mediation
  • Pre/post nuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence
  • Cohabitation

Lifetime planning

Making sure your future needs and those of your loved ones are met is something we all need to consider. Our team can give you sensitive, practical advice to help you get the right measures in place, so you can have complete peace of mind.

Our lifetime planning solicitors near Diss can assist with:

  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Estate & tax planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Tax planning & trusts

Accident and injury compensation claims

If you have been injured in an accident where you were not at fault, we can help you explore the possibility of claiming compensation. Our team is accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence law, reflecting our exceptional expertise in this complex area.

Our compensation claims lawyers in Norfolk are experts in:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Court of protection services

Court of protection

When someone lacks the capacity to manage their own affairs, applying to the Court of Protection is often the only way to make sure their needs can be taken care of. Our team are highly experienced in Court of Protection matters, so can confidently guide you through all areas of dealing with these challenging issues.

Our Diss Court of Protection team can advise on matters including:

  • Statutory Wills
  • Compensation Protection Trusts
  • Professional Court of Protection deputyship

Employment law for individuals

The UK has strict employment laws, but it is often necessary to get specialist help to make sure your rights as an employee are respected. If you need advice or representation during an employment dispute, we can provide clear, practical support quickly and cost-effectively.

Our employment lawyers in Norfolk are experts in matters including:

  • Contracts of Employment & Service Agreements
  • Disciplinary & grievance
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Discrimination & equal pay
  • Redundancy
  • TUPE
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Employment Tribunal claims

Personal dispute resolution 

Legal disputes involving you, your home or your family can be time-confusing, expensive and emotionally draining, but with the right legal advice even the most complex issues can usually be sorted out quickly and cost-effectively with minimal conflict.

Our dispute resolution solicitors near Diss can assist with:

  • Inheritance disputes
  • Landlord & tenant disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Mediation

French legal services

We offer a specialist French law service based on years of experience dealing with a wide range of issues related to property, family law and lifetime planning under the French legal system.

Our specialist French law experts in Norfolk can assist with matters including:

  • French litigation assistance
  • French property
  • French personal tax
  • French matrimonial transfers
  • French Wills & succession

Our commercial law solicitors near Diss can help your business with:

Commercial property

We advise businesses, developers, investors, landlords and tenants on all areas of commercial property law. With our seasoned expertise, we can help you achieve your goals smoothly and cost-effectively while minimising the likelihood of any problems now or in the future.

Our commercial property lawyers near Diss can help with matters such as:

  • Commercial landlord & tenant
  • Commercial development
  • Planning
  • Environment & waste
  • Property investment & property management
  • Residential development
  • Commercial property disputes

Corporate & commercial 

Whether you are starting a business, expanding or restricting, dealing with a merger or acquisition, or simply want help with the day-to-day running of your organisation, we can help. Our team offer exceptional expertise and client service, adding real value to your business.

Our Diss corporate lawyers’ expertise includes:

  • Company formation & secretarial services
  • Partnerships & LLPs
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Business mergers & acquisitions
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Terms of business
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Charity law
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment agreements
  • Medical business law
  • Franchising

Agriculture & estates

We know that farmers, landowners and agribusinesses face a number of unique challenges, so specialist legal advice and support is essential to help your business continue to succeed down the years.

Our specialist agriculture and estates solicitors can advise on matters including:

  • Agricultural tax planning
  • Agricultural investigations & prosecutions
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs)
  • Agricultural transport

Employment law advice for businesses

Dealing with UK employment law can be complicated and is not something your organisation can afford to get wrong. With many years of experience supporting a wide range of employers, we are able to offer specialist advice for one-off employment law issues or a complete outsourced HR solution, depending on the needs of your business.

Our Norfolk employment lawyers can provide services including:

  • Employment law advice
  • Outsourced HR support
  • Employment law & HR training
  • Representation for employment claims


We are one of the most trusted law firms in East Anglia for educational law advice, regularly supporting a number of institutions across Norfolk and the surrounding area.

Our education law solicitors near Diss provide:

  • Legal Services for Colleges
  • Legal Services for Schools

Commercial dispute resolution 

Business disputes can be a huge distraction from the successful running of your business, as well as costing you a lot of time, money and stress. We can help you find a positive way forward, usually without the need for court proceedings.

Our Norfolk commercial litigation team can assist with matters including:

  • Business Disputes
  • Business Mediation
  • Commercial Property Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Funding of Disputes
  • Professional negligence claims

Business debt recovery 

We know how much of a problem late payments can be for a business, negatively affecting your cashflow and potentially harming your ability to operate effectively. Our debt recovery experts have tried-and-tested process to help quickly secure outstanding payments, unlocking vital capital for your organisation.

Our debt recovery solicitors near Diss can help your business with:

  • Recovery of Unpaid Invoices
  • Enforcement of Judgment

Business recovery & insolvency

We are leading specialists in the area of business recovery and dealing with insolvency proceedings. If your business is in danger of becoming insolvent or has already become insolvent, we can provide immediate, expert guidance on how to find your way through this difficult time in the best way for you, your employees and your creditors.

Our business recovery and insolvency team near Diss can help with:

  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Personal Insolvency

Contact our solicitors near Diss

To discuss your business or personal legal needs with our Diss solicitors, please call us now on 01379 652141 or email enquiries@ashtonslegal.co.uk.


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