Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors are one of the longest established legal practices in the area, serving both commercial and private clients from our offices in Brighton, East Sussex and Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

The practice has a total team of 36 professionals comprising 4 Partner Solicitors, 6 Solicitors and a large team of support staff, both full and part-time. Each of our solicitors are experts in their respective fields, enabling the firm to offer a broad range of legal services to a high standard, at competitive rates.

No matter what your needs are, the Fitzhugh Gates team are the people you really want on your side.

The Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors Team

Julian Cioffi - Managing Partner Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Julian Cioffi - Managing Partner

Julian Cioffi is the firm’s managing partner. Working from both our Brighton & Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea offices, Julian has conducted litigation for nearly 30 years during which time he has amassed considerable experience of a wide range of complex… Read more

Mark Barrett - Partner

Mark joined Fitzhugh Gates at Head of Commercial Property in September 2017 and became a Partner in July 2019. Having been a head of Commercial Law in Sussex for many years, specialising in commercial property and corporate practice, Mark brings a… Read more
Nicole Lawton - Partner Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Nicole Lawton - Partner

Nicole was admitted as a Solicitor on 1 October 1996 and has been a Partner in FitzHugh Gates since 5 September 2003. Nicole is a member of the Adult & Children Panel and also an advanced member of the Family Law Panel, which are accreditation… Read more
Moira MacFarlane - Partner Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Moira MacFarlane - Partner

Moira has been a solicitor since 1996 and became a Partner in FitzHugh Gates in 2003. Based in our Brighton Office she has substantial experience with all aspects of residential conveyancing and has a diverse client base with the majority of her… Read more
Rhiannon Winter LLB (Hons) - Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Rhiannon Winter LLB (Hons) - Partner

Rhiannon qualified in 2000 and has been with the Firm as a Senior Solicitor since 2009 and became a partner in 2016. She now heads up the Fitzhugh Gates Private Client Department in Shoreham-by-Sea, specialising in Wills, Probate, Inheritance Tax,… Read more
Sian Butler - Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Sian Butler - Solicitor

Sian is an experienced family law practitioner who was admitted as a solicitor on 15th March 2001. She has extensive range of family law experience. Her expertise includes care proceedings, divorce, finances, prenuptial agreements, co-habitation and… Read more

Dominic Smith - Solicitor

Dominic is a solicitor who joined our Wills and Probate department in March 2020, working out of our Brighton office. He came to law relatively late and draws on a wealth of experience from previous careers to include as a professional chef. He has… Read more
Carla Brunning - Conveyancing Executive at Fitzhugh Gates

Carla Brunning - Conveyancing Executive

Carla joined Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors in early 2019 bringing her wide experience to our busy residential conveyancing department in Shoreham-by-Sea. She is now a Graduate Chartered Legal Executive having completed a Law and Criminology Degree at… Read more
Kayleigh Davies - Trainee Solicitor

Kayleigh Davies - Trainee Solicitor

Kayleigh joined the firm in April 2017 as a Family Executive and in July 2018 became a Trainee Solicitor. Based in our Brighton office, Kayleigh is currently working in our Private Client department. Direct dial: 01273 666319Email:… Read more
Joanne Lawrence-Hall - Solicitor

Joanne Lawrence-Hall - Solicitor

Joanne Lawrence-Hall joined Fitzhugh Gates as a senior solicitor in 2015 and is based in our Shoreham office. She has over 20 years experience in the fields of family and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, Joanne has spent her career in the… Read more
Sonja Rogers - Chartered Legal Executive

Sonja Rogers - Chartered Legal Executive

Sonja Rogers is a Chartered Legal Executive and joined our family department based in Shoreham in November 2019. Sonja was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives on 16 May 2003 and joined Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors in November 2019.… Read more
Ursula Tanner - Probate Executive at Fitzhugh Gates

Ursula Tanner - Trust and Estate Executive

Ursula is a Trust and Estate Executive based in our Shoreham-by-Sea office and advises on a range of Private Client issues such as Will drafting, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trusts. She specialises in all areas of taxation relating to… Read more

Fitzhugh Gates Partners

Julian Cioffi (Managing Partner), Mark Barrett, Nicole Lawton, Moira MacFarlane, Rhiannon Winter and FHG Law Ltd (Corporate Partner).