Legal services for you and your family

We understand that family and personal legal issues can be stressful and at times awkward and upsetting. Our lawyers are experts in their fields and will give you friendly, straightforward, step-by-step advice whatever your circumstances or requirements.

Thanks to the depth of our expertise and the breadth of the services we offer, we’re able to support our clients through every stage of their lives.

Divorce and separation

We understand that divorce, relationship breakdown and disputes concerning children are difficult, stressful and often traumatic. Our team of family lawyers includes members of the Law Society Family Law Panel, the Law Society Children Panel and Resolution, who will give you one-to-one support every step of the way.

In every case we explore alternatives to formal legal proceedings, including collaborative law and informal negotiation. A successful and cost-effective outcome for our client is always our top priority.

Children

Our team includes members of the Law Society Children Panel, who advise on decisions relating to where a child will live, how often that child will see the other parent, child support, paternity suits, adoption and cases involving a local authority contemplating or issuing formal care proceedings.

New relationships

Though talk of separation may seem unromantic at the start of a relationship, it’s prudent for any couple to consider every possible scenario. Our skilled team of solicitors can provide you with expert advice on pre-nuptial agreements (pre-nups), post-nuptial agreements (post-nups) and cohabitation agreements whether in relation to marriage, remarriage, same-sex marriage or civil partnerships.

Moving home

Moving home can be a stressful experience, so choosing the right conveyancing solicitor when you buy or sell your house or flat is crucial. We pride ourselves on making your home-move as fast, efficient, stress-free and cost-effective as we can.

Our property department handles all types of residential conveyancing, from the first-time flat purchase to the sale of a substantial rural estate.

Wills and probate

Our specialist wills and probate solicitors will provide you with expert advice on estate planning and trusts and help you to maximise any tax-saving opportunities. We can also advise you on living wills.

Wealth management

We offer a full range of tax and trust services to individuals and trustees.

Personal injury

Our specialist team of personal injury solicitors includes members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and Headway (the charity for those with serious head injuries). If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault we can help you obtain compensation on a no win, no fee basis.

Clinical negligence

Our clinical negligence team is headed by Iona Smith, a partner and senior litigator with a formidable reputation as one of the top clinical negligence solicitors in the south east. Her team handles medical negligence claims for people who are injured as a result of poor GP or hospital care.

Care for the elderly

Gaby Hardwicke’s specialist Care for the Elderly teams provide expert advice on issues that affect older people, their families, carers and advisers. We tailor our services to each individual we help.

 

What our clients say

QuoteI would like to thank you so much for all your help. I am so pleased with the service from Gaby Hardwicke and would highly recommend you and your team to anyone who asks.

Jane Yates

QuoteIt has just sunk in that it is all over – and I think it is not only a pretty good result but an extraordinary one, way above my expectations. This would not have been possible without you: thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family this year.

Hugh Baker

QuoteWe just wanted to thank you for the tremendous work you did with our house sale and purchase. You were quick, efficient and thorough. Your level of communication has been outstanding – a breath of fresh air! We shall have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and clients. Thank you for a job well done.

Chris and Gabby Tofts

 

Contact us

Our expert solicitors provide sympathetic and confidential advice on all of the above matters. To discuss how we can help you email or call one of our offices:

  • Hastings: 01424 457 500

  • Bexhill: 01424 735 000

  • Eastbourne: 01323 435 900

 

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Contacts

Family Law

/lawyers/tnDavid_YoungDavid Young

 

Giles RobinsonGiles Robinson

 

Debra FrazerDebra Frazer

 

Property

Melanie VerthMelanie Verth

 

Gordon Howard-SmithGordon Howard-Smith

 

Jonathan MidgleyJonathan Midgley

 

Private Client

/lawyers/tnAntony_CaulfieldAntony Caulfield

 

Gordon Howard-SmithGordon Howard-Smith

 

Christopher BeanChristopher Bean

 

Jonathan MidgleyJonathan Midgley

 

/lawyers/tnRichard_OstleRichard Ostle

 

/lawyers/tnCara_SheppardCara Sheppard

 

Personal Injury

/lawyers/tnIona_SmithIona Smith