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!!!

Connie Hall

Trainee Solicitor

Connie joined us in the Summer of 2017 for work outside of term time during her degree studies. We are delighted to say that Connie achieved a first class law degree from the University of Essex and is now undertaking her Solicitor training with us.

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.

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 final year of a law degree 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.

What our Clients Say

Given the significant pressure the staff were all under from the market, they were always effective, efficient and professional.

July 2021

The entire team were excellent. I'd have no hestitation in recommending Martin Elliott & Co as a first class practice.

September 2018

Very efficient and approachable staff offering a brilliant service. Thank you.

September 2019

You kept us 'up to date' and we felt that all was in good professional hands. Not only that, but nice people to do business with.

September 2019

Such a relief to have engaged and helpful, highly efficient staff. Reliable and unlike many such firms, not a hint of fobbing off, ever. Thank you very much for all you've done.

January 2020

The staff at Martin Elliott were friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. We were always kept updated and, during a busy and difficult period, our sale and purchase were dealt with in a speedy manner.

April 2021

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

Martin and his team went above and beyond to help us in a very difficult situation. Our sincere thanks.

December 2021