Our Team

Martin Elliott established the firm in 1992 and has worked hard ever since providing personal and friendly legal advice to the people of Colchester and nearby. We are a small firm of dedicated professionals:

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Martin Elliott


Martin is a Solicitor and has been in practice since 1982, originally as a Partner in another firm and since 1992 on his own account as Martin Elliott & Co. Martin specialises in property and private client work and when not at work, is absolutely radical on a pair of skis!!!

Megan Harding-Payne

Trainee Legal Executive

Megan has been with us since June 2018 and is training to be a Legal Executive. Megan is also a scout leader.

Carol Cooper

Senior Secretary

Carol is a Senior Secretary and has been with us since 2005. Prior to joining the firm Carol worked for many years in estate agency. Carol is a keen runner and Nordic walker.

Lucy Clark

Senior Secretary

Lucy is a Senior Secretary and has been with us since 2010.

Deborah Price

Senior Secretary

Debbie is a Senior Secretary and has been with us since 2015.

Elaine Clark


Elaine joined us 2020. Elaine is our Receptionist/Clerical Assistant.

Sarah Jackson


Sarah joined us in Summer 2020 as a Senior Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant. Sarah came to us having worked for 4 years in Central London in new build and plot sales. Sarah is currently on maternity leave.

Luke Jackson

Trainee Secretary & IT Support

Luke joined us in December 2020 as a trainee Secretary. Luke is also experienced in tech and is keen to help the firm embrace new ideas to help deliver our services as efficiently as possible.



Carol has worked for Martin Elliott & Co since year 2 – 1993. Carol works on all things admin. Carol is in the first year of her Masters degree incorporating the SQE Solicitor training and assists Martin with his probate matters.



Natalie has worked for the firm since she left college. After a break to start a family Natalie has rejoined the firm on flexible hours.



Helen has recently joined us as an Accounts Assistant. Helen comes to us with many years experience in the commercial sector.

What our Clients Say

We found the team very efficient and professional

December 2022

Megan and her team were extremely helpful and supporting throughout the transaction process. She was kind and prompt in response to my queriesi and I will not hesitate torecommend you to anyone

December 2022

We would like to thank Megan for all her hard work in dealing with our sale and purchase - very porfessional and would highly recommend.

October 2022

An extra thank you to Megan. A very competent legal representative throughout. Swift responses in a professional capacity and very pleasant to work with.

March 2022

The fee earner and staff being helpful and easy to do business with was especially relevant to us being overseas, you treated us like humans and not robots!

March 2022

I have used Martin Elliott a few times now and you have always been good. Megan who looked after my account this time was excellent.

January 2022

I found you very helpful and made me feel confident, you were so thorough with searches etc. Special thanks to Martin and Sarah.

December 2021

We were very happy with the service received. As first time buyers you made the process as easy and stress-free as it could be. 5* service.

October 2021

Very professional company. I would have no hesitation in recommending Martin Elliott &Co. Reception team are really lovely too!

January 2022