Welcome to Heringtons Solicitors.
We’re a friendly team of lawyers based in the centre of Hastings, just a stone’s throw from Wellington Square Gardens and the beach.
We offer a wide range of legal services to people and businesses across Hastings and the wider East Sussex area.
Dealing with legal issues can often be daunting and stressful, even if the end result will be a happy one (like if you’re buying your first home). You may be feeling sad, scared or angry about the problems at hand. But, with the right solicitor on your side, you can trust that you have the best possible chance of achieving the outcome you want.
Whatever you need help with, our experienced team are here to guide you through it. We’ll provide practical, simple-to-understand advice and a listening ear every step of the way, as well as a shoulder to lean on if things get tough.
Supporting our community in Hastings for 200 years
How to find us
Reaching us by car
Given availability on the day of your appointment we can arrange parking for you on our private forecourt but this must be arranged in advance of your appointment so please phone us to book. Alternatively there is some on-street pay-and-display parking on Russell Street, to the side of our offices, adjacent to Albert Road, and Wellington Square, just around the corner from our office. There are also several pay-and-display car parks nearby, including:
- Castle Hill car park (disabled spaces available) – a 4-minute walk from our office.
- Carlisle Parade car park (disabled spaces available) – a 7-minute walk from our office.
- Pelham Place car park (disabled spaces available) – an 8-minute walk from our office.
For parking costs and more information about blue badge parking, visit the Hastings Borough Council website.
Reaching us by bus
Our town centre location means we can be easily reached from all over Hastings and beyond.
There are a number of bus stops on Queens Road by the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre. We are also very close to the bus station at Hastings Railway Station.
For more information on bus times and to plan your journey, visit the Stagecoach website.
Reaching us by train
We are just a 6-minute walk away from Hastings Railway Station.
We believe in making legal advice easy for everyone to access, regardless of personal circumstances.
If you have any personal requirements, or if there’s something we can do to make your experience with us more comfortable, please get in touch for a friendly conversation with a member of our team. We will do our best to accommodate you.
We know that meeting your lawyer at their office can be daunting, no matter how hard we work to make our environment warm and welcoming. We’re a pet friendly office, so you may run into our office dog, Hugo the labradoodle, who is always on hand to offer a friendly tail wag. We’re also happy to discuss bringing in your own pet if you’d like some extra support.
Our services for you
We can help you buy and/or sell your home, remortgage, invest in buy-to-let property, transfer equity or conduct any other type of property transaction.
Our team are members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) for our independently recognised skills in this area.
We provide friendly and supportive advice to help you through some of life’s toughest challenges. We can assist with all family law issues, from divorce and relationship breakdown to arrangements for children to drafting pre-nuptial agreements.
The future is full of unknowns, but planning for the future now means that you can enjoy your life without having to worry.
We can help you make a Will to provide for your loved ones and make sure everything you have worked for in life is passed on according to your wishes after you die.
We can also provide advice about powers of attorney, including:
- Putting in place lasting powers of attorney
- Putting in place an ordinary powers of attorney
- Registering powers of attorney, including enduring powers of attorney
- Helping attorneys fulfil their role under a power of attorney
Our team includes qualified members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Elderly and vulnerable client care & Court of Protection
Our Elderly Client team are here to provide an inclusive legal support service to older and vulnerable people and their families or care workers. We can handle everything, including:
- Managing financial affairs
- Court of Protection matters, including:
- Deputyship applications
- Mental capacity issues
- Statutory Wills
- Will writing, powers of attorney and advance decisions (also known as living wills)
- Care matters, including:
- Community care
- Funding issues
- Safeguarding disputes and ‘elder abuse’
- Residential property and conveyancing advice, including transfers of equity, equity release, and protecting property from care home fees
Our probate solicitors can provide advice about handling probate and estate administration after someone has died. Whether you just need help obtaining the Grant of Probate or a full service covering every aspect of estate administration, our solicitors are here to support you.
We approach every case sensitively and with respect; we know how hard it is to lose someone, and this is likely to be a difficult time for you. Our goal is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, reducing stress and worry for you.
As well as qualified members of STEP, our team includes members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an organisation set up to help people find the right lawyer to support their needs.
We provide a wide range of commercial property services to individuals and businesses in and around Hastings. Our clients range from individual landlords and tenants, small to medium enterprises and start-ups to large portfolio investors and regional and national companies. Our expertise includes:
- Buying or selling investment property
- Residential and commercial development
- Commercial leases
- Commercial landlord and tenant law
- Agricultural property
- Secured lending
Buying and selling your business
We strategically handle the acquisition, merger and disposal of businesses in Hastings and across the East Sussex area. We can guide you through the process from start to finish, closely aligning our advice with your commercial goals and helping you expertly manage risk.
Our Hastings-based corporate and commercial law solicitors advise on all partnership matters, including setting up business partnerships, drafting and implementing partnership agreements, advising on exit strategies and generally assisting with the day-to-day management of partnerships.
We provide specialist advice to businesses and individual shareholders on a wide range of shareholder related matters, from negotiating and putting in place shareholder agreements to regulate shareholder relationships to advising on shareholder rights and resolving disputes.
We advise on and draft all types of commercial contracts, helping businesses in Hastings seize opportunities, protect their interests, minimise the impact of disputes and generally pursue their commercial objectives. Our expertise includes:
- Contracts for the supply of goods and services
- Terms and conditions of business
- Promotion agreements
- Agency agreements
- Private secured lending agreements
- Any other type of commercial contract
Data protection and GDPR
We are specialists in data protection law and helping businesses process, hold and protect personal data. As one of the leading law firms in data protection in the East Sussex area, we are dedicated to helping you implement policies and procedures, identify and address areas of risk, and generally manage your day-to-day compliance obligations under GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.