Frequently Asked Questions

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What are your opening hours?

Our office hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays). Out of hours meetings can be accommodated by direct arrangement with your solicitor when necessary.

Where are your offices?

We are at Ridgeland House, 165 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN3 1TL. We are easily accessible by public transport and we are a five-minute walk from Brighton Train Station.

Do you have parking?

A great benefit of our new offices is that we are able to offer Parking for our clients. We operate a booking system and , if not already organised for you please telephone Reception to secure your space – 01273 249220.

Do you have wheelchair access?

Yes we do. If you are able to inform us in advance, we can make sure that arrangements are in place for your arrival. Our interview rooms and toilet facilities are all on the Ground Floor.

Do you provide services under a Legal Aid contract?

Our firm does not undertake Legal Aid work, which has been subject to huge Government cuts in recent years. If you believe that you may qualify for legal assistance, please, click the following link Alternatively, you may wish to contact your Citizens Advice Bureau.

Do you do criminal law?

No, but if you are an existing client we can try to assist you in finding the right criminal solicitor for your needs.

Do you offer an initial free or fixed fee interview?

Where possible we will agree a fixed fee for an initial meeting and you will be advised about this when making the appointment.

How do you cost your services?

We will provide an estimate of costs if a fixed fee is not available. Generally, as with most solicitors, our fees are charged according to time spent.

You may also incur other costs such as Court Fees, Barrister Fees, Expert Fees or Search Fees – any such costs incurred by us on your behalf are referred to as disbursements. It is our policy to ask you to let us have a sum on account of our projected costs and disbursements.

How will I know how much my matter is going to cost?

Once we have analysed and ascertained your need, we will provide you with an estimate of the projected costs involved. We will keep your costs under review and update costs estimates regularly and as and when necessary.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

You will need to bring two forms of ID in their original format – a passport or driving licence providing photographic evidence and a proof of address, i.e. a bill at your current address that is dated within the last three months. If you are unsure please speak to your solicitor. As we are in the regulated sector we are required to ‘know our client’ at the outset of a matter.

Do you only serve the Brighton area?

Whilst we have a very strong presence throughout Sussex, our clients come from all parts of England and Wales and from all corners of the globe. We have particular success in attracting clients from the London area for our specialist service at competitive rates.

I am not a client of yours but can I swear an Oath / Statutory Declaration and what is the cost?

Yes, we run a drop-in service between 9am and 5pm although, to be safe, it is advisable to ring first. The charge is £5 per document and £2 each for exhibits.

What are your areas of legal expertise?

We have experts in Company/Commercial, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Dispute Resolution, Landlord and Tenant, Property Litigation, Enfranchisement , Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Wills, Probate and Trusts.

Do you belong to any specialist associations?

A number of our departments are members of specialist organisations. These memberships demonstrate our professional credibility and the investment that we make in personal development and growth. Our awards and accreditations are highlighted throughout our website.