About Us

We are a leading East Sussex law firm with in-depth local knowledge, around 90 people, and five offices along the south coast – Battle, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hastings and Rye – providing a wide range of legal help and advice.

Forward thinking with traditional values

We’ve been serving the people of East Sussex for around 250 years and can trace our history back to the firms of Raper & Fovargue in Battle and Dawes Son & Prentice in Rye in the mid 18th Century.

There has been a lot of change and growth since then but we are still firmly rooted in the local community, combining legal excellence with a highly personalised service – for local people and businesses.

Although constantly improving our use of technology to provide the most effective legal service, we still take the time and care to build one-to-one relationships with clients - a traditional way of working that’s fast disappearing in many law firms.

As a client, you will usually work with the same lawyer and legal secretary throughout each engagement. There are some exceptions, such as in matters where you may need more than one specialist but, in most cases, you will have the dedicated support of the same well-qualified and experienced lawyer.

We are accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) so you know that when you instruct us on a residential conveyancing matter, you are in safe hands.

Whatever your legal need, whether personal or business, we look forward to helping you.

At our heart 

In 2023 we are pleased to support the Hastings Community Trust/Hastings Foodbank

And through Tracey May, our Vulnerable Client Services Manager, in her role as Trustee of The Sara Lee Trust





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