Christopher Bean

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor Christopher Bean

Partner, Private Client Services

Christopher is a Partner at Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors and heads up a Private Client team in the firm’s Hastings office.

He joined Gaby Hardwicke as a Partner in 1999 and initially developed the firm’s Hastings residential property practice before moving to the Eastbourne office to head up a property team there. In 2004 he joined the newly created Board of Management with responsibility for both Private Client and Residential Conveyancing Services across the firm.

In early 2014 he took up the role of Director of Business Development for the whole firm. In the summer of 2015 he returned to Hastings to head up a Private Client team and lead and expand the firm’s Private Client service in the town.

Today Christopher acts for a wide range of clients, assisting them with all their residential conveyancing needs: from the first-time buyer to the experienced home-mover, those seeking to remortgage or wanting to release some equity in their property. He heads a team of dedicated conveyancers who between them help hundreds of people move home each year. Working closely with the local agents, Christopher and his team aim to take the strain out of the home-moving process.

He actively contributes to the local law societies of the towns in which Gaby Hardwicke practices, he is a member of both the Eastbourne and Hastings & District Law Societies (where he is a current committee member) and he is a past President of the Eastbourne Law Society where he assisted in the development of the Local Conveyancing Protocol. Gaby Hardwicke was the first firm in its territory to achieve the Law Society’s approval for the “Conveyancing Quality Scheme”.

Christopher served for many years on the Executive Committee of the Law Society Property Section in Chancery Lane and was a founding member of The Conveyancing Association. He has previously sat on the Land Registry Advisory Council and the Mortgage Fraud Forum.

Outside work Christopher is a Governor and Trustee of the St Bede’s School Trust, Sussex, and a Director of the Hydro Hotel (Eastbourne) plc.


Tel: 01424 438011

Fax: 01424 457535


What his clients say

QuoteI just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and work on our property purchase. You have made what we thought was an impossible situation into a manageable one.

Mr and Mrs Jenner

QuoteI just wanted to take a moment to thank you both for your professionalism and assistance with regard to our house sale - we felt like we were in very safe hands, despite that clearly not being the case further down the chain!

Caroline Huggett

QuoteThank you so much for everything you have done for me to get me in to my new home. I'm so happy. It's simply fantastic to be in!

Neil Kelsey


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