Landlord and Tenant Law

Disputes between Landlords and Tenants can be avoided using expert advice from the outset, but if things do go wrong you need a local solicitor on your side.

Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Business Law and Commercial Property

Buying or selling a business, leasing a property, involved in a commercial dispute or you simply need advice on any legal matters affecting your company, we are here to help.

Business Law and Commercial Property

Buying and Selling Property

If you are buying or selling a home then you need an experienced Solicitor that concentrates on your best interests, yet is also fast and accurate. Oh and let's not forget best value for your money.

Brighton Street View

Divorce, Separation & Children

When relationships break down you need sensitive and sound guidance you can trust, especially when there are children involved. We also offer fixed price divorce arrangements.

Solicitors for Divorce and Separation

Nothing is certain but death and taxes...

There comes a time in life when you should consider our Private Client Services, such as making a will, probate and estate administration, power of attorney, trusts and trust funds and inheritance tax planning.

Market Street, Brighton

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

If you are involved in a dispute, or are looking at litigation we are going to be very interested. From a simple consultation looking at your options, through to taking all the pressure, we deliver case-winning strategies.

Palace Pier, Brighton

Expert local solicitors for Brighton and Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea

Experience really does count. Although none of us were here in 1806 when the firm was founded, you will always deal with a senior partner group from our near 40 strong team and your interests will be looked after by qualified people with a minimum of 10 years in a solicitor's office. Every case is supervised by a partner, and our local knowledge of Brighton and Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea helps us deliver value for money results.

As a client you can expect quick and comprehensive quotations coupled with clear and detailed progress reports. We undertake always to explain matters in plain understandable English.

There are no shortcuts in law and you can trust Fitzhugh Gates to deliver reliable outcomes as quickly as possible. We guarantee open and honest fees at all times with no unexpected 'extras'.

Corona Virus COVID-19

In accordance with public health guidance we have presently suspended our walk-in service but all other services are working as normal. We are taking new instructions in all our core areas so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our advisers are working from home and are ready and happy to accept calls from new and existing clients. Their contact numbers are below.

We have experienced an increased demand for Wills and can now deal with the entire process very quickly by email, post and phone. You don’t even have to see us to sign them. When you have, we will store them safely for you.

If you have a new or existing Shoreham office Wills & Probate enquiry please call Rachel Wilkie on 01273 467474 or for Brighton matters call Dominic Smith on 01273 666319 or 07511221717.

If you have a new or existing Shoreham office Family, Domestic Abuse or Care enquiry please call Sonja Rogers on 01273 467476 or for Brighton matters call Nicole Lawton on 01273 666326.

If you have a new or existing Residential property (Shoreham or Brighton) enquiry please call Beth Jones on 01273 467484.

If you have a new or existing Commercial Property enquiry (Shoreham or Brighton) please call Martin Davitt on 01273 467485.

If you need advice on redundancy, settlement agreements or covid related employment law (Shoreham or Brighton) please call Joanne Lawrence-Hall on 01273 467477.

For any other matter please leave a message on Shoreham 01273 461381 or Brighton 01273 686811 and one of the team will get back to you.

Shoreham Advisers:

Carla Brunning - 01273 467475 (Mobile 07736041746)

Mark Barrett - 01273 467496 (Mobile 07511225458)

Martin Davitt - 01273 467485 (Mobile 07545659124)

Joanne Lawrence-Hall - 01273 467477 (Mobile 07545653778)

Moira McFarlane - 01273 467481 (Mobile 07511224517)

Sonja Rogers - 01273 467476 (Mobile 07511221999)

Ursula Tanner - 01273 467470 (Mobile 07511226176)

Rhiannon Winter - 01273 467473 (Mobile 07511225000)

Brighton Advisers:-

Sian Butler - 01273 666320 (Mobile 07511223648)

Julian Cioffi - 01273 666322

Bridie Iveson - 01273 666315 (Mobile 07511223133)

Nicole Lawton - 01273 666326 (Mobile 07511221651)

Frances Newbury - 01273 666327 (Mobile 07511222062)

Dominic Smith - 01273 666319 (Mobile 07511221717)

Chris Thomas - 01273 666323 (Mobile 07511225615)

Let's get started

For most people talking to a solicitor is not an everyday occurence, but please don't feel apprehensive; we are here to help you in any way we can.

To get the conversation started, simply get in touch, explaining your situation using any of the following... 

  Phone our Brighton and Hove or Shoreham-by-Sea offices or use this form to request a callback at a time to suit you.
  We are always happy to receive initial enquiries by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Our Priority Customer Enquiry Form is safer than email and ensures your enquiry is quickly reviewed and answered. 

  If you are buying or selling a property, using the Fastrack Conveyancing Quote Form puts you at the top of the list.

  If you just want some fast, cost effective face-to-face advice then we offer fixed price 45 minute consultations for £180 inc. VAT.

Fitzhugh Gates Brighton and Hove Solicitors Office 01CLIENT Satisfaction

We may have been solicitors for Brighton and Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea since 1806, but we don't rest on our laurels when it comes to client care. Each year we ask a randomly selected sample of recent clients about their experiences with a questionnaire, the results of which are taken very seriously. We are proud of our staff and how hard they work which is borne out by our overall satisfaction scores. The Fitzhugh Gates team are working to maintain and improve our service welcome comments on how we can improve even further.

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