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 team of Solicitors and support staff, all experts in their respective fields, enabling Fitzhugh Gates 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 been a solicitor with the firm for nearly 30 years during which time he has amassed considerable experience of a wide range… Read more

Mark Barrett - Partner

Mark joined Fitzhugh Gates at Head of Commercial Property in September 2017 and became a Partner in July 2019. Mark is a partner at Fitzhugh Gates, having qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and joining us in September 2017, having been a senior… 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
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
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
Mary Vogiatzis - Solicitor, Fitzhugh Gates

Mary Vogiatzis - Solicitor

Mary was admitted as a solicitor in 2014, having worked in Family Law since 2011. Mary is an experienced and hardworking Children Panel Solicitor with experience across private and public matters. She represents children, parents, grandparents and… 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. Having completed a Law and Criminology Degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2012, Carla went… Read more
Jessica Calder - Private Client Executive, Fitzhugh Gates

Jessica Calder - Private Client Executive

Jessica is a private client executive who has specialised in estate administration in Sussex for almost 20 years. Jessica puts her clients at the centre of all she does. She is highly capable in efficiently and effectively administering estates of… Read more
Dominique Arnold - Wills and Probate Executive

Dominique Arnold - Wills and Probate Executive

Dominique completed her Law degree in 2017 as a mature student with the Open University and has been specialising in Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney since then. She has also completed post graduate professional training in Private… Read more
Rachel Wilkie - Private Client Executive, Fitzhugh Gates

Rachel Wilkie - Private Client Executive

Rachel joined the private client department in late 2020 and is based in our Shoreham office. Rachel has worked in Private Client departments for over 15 years most recently as private client executive. She has considerable experience in assisting… Read more

Fitzhugh Gates Partners

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

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