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Solicitors in Eastbourne

At Stephen Rimmer, we provide an outstanding legal service across Eastbourne, East Sussex and the surrounding areas, including Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Hailsham, Polegate, Battle, Pevensey and St Leonards-on-Sea.

Our solicitors in Eastbourne will always handle your case with respect and care, closely focusing on your needs. With much experience across a wide range of legal service areas, we can provide excellent support, whether your needs are relatively straight forward or more complex.

We are an award winning law firm and hold various expert accreditations. We are regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and hold quality standard marks including the Conveyancing Quality Mark, ISO9001, and LawNet. Quality standards such as these demonstrate our commitment to client care and providing an excellent legal service.

Our Eastbourne solicitors can provide legal support with areas such as:

  • Conveyancing
  • Family law
  • Wills & probate
  • Business services
  • Criminal defence
  • Dispute resolution

To discuss your legal needs, please contact our solicitors in Eastbourne, East Sussex today. You can call us on 01323 644222 or fill in our contact form.

Eastbourne Stephen Rimmer LLP Eastbourne, Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, UK @50.7676136,0.2832992

Our legal services in Eastbourne, East Sussex


Moving home is often considered to be one of the most stressful experiences of most people’s lives. Our conveyancing solicitors in Eastbourne understand this, so will do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you to buy or sell your home, while keeping you and your money safe every step of the way.

Alongside buying and selling property, our Eastbourne solicitors can assist with a range of residential property transactions, including:

  • Remortgaging: Making certain that your new mortgage terms are appropriate for your needs, and handling all associated legal documents and processes.
  • Equity release: Providing advice on the obligations and implications, ensuring compliance, and guiding you through each legal stage.
  • Transfer of ownership: Preparing and or reviewing the Transfer Deed, taking care of associated legal tasks and registering ownership through Land Registry.
  • Leasehold property conveyancing: Advice on and guidance through the leasehold conveyancing stages.
  • Buy-to-let: Handling the buy-to-let conveyancing process, providing bespoke advice along the way.

Family Law

Dealing with family law matters, such as divorce and separation, requires a combination of strong legal skills and a sensitive, personal approach. Our family law solicitors in Eastbourne can help you achieve the outcome you need while keeping conflict to a minimum.

Our team are specialists in Alternative Dispute Resolution (including family mediation), so we can usually avoid the need for court proceedings. However, we can provide the firm representation you need where family court proceedings are required.

Our family law expertise includes:

  • Divorce: Guiding you through the application and process stages, as well as support to deal with financial settlements and child arrangements.
  • Separation: Providing legal guidance for separation agreements and ensuring that assets and responsibilities are fairly divided.
  • Financial settlements: Assistance to divide financial assets whether via mediation, collaborative law, or Court proceedings.
  • Arrangements for children: Support to make arrangements for children, through alternative dispute resolution or Court proceedings.
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements: Help to draft these agreements and ensure that your rights are well protected.
  • Family mediation: Support to resolve family disputes through mediation sessions
  • Domestic violence: Helping victims to put legal protections in place to stay safe.

If you require support with family law and would like to discuss your needs today, please get in touch with our expert solicitors in Eastbourne.

Wills & Probate

Planning for the future of your estate can seem complicated and daunting, but with the right legal guidance, the process can be made much more straightforward and less stressful.

Our Wills and probate solicitors in Eastbourne can help you plan effectively for what happens to your estate after you are gone and make sure your loved ones are taken care of.

We can also assist with lifetime planning issues, such as creating a Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure your affairs can be managed if you ever lose the capacity to do so yourself.

Our Wills and probate expertise includes:

  • Making a Will: Helping you to ensure that your wishes are reflected in your Will, as well as providing tailor-made legal advice.
  • Inheritance tax planning: Offering advice to help you reduce your inheritance tax liabilities.
  • Trusts: Assisting clients to use trusts as a tool for inheritance tax planning and estate planning.
  • Probate & estate administration: Guiding you through the probate process, supporting you to administer the deceased’s estate.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney: Assisting clients to create an LPA, or supporting those who are acting as Attorneys for a loved one.
  • The Court of Protection: Helping clients with Court of Protection matters, for example, Deputyship applications.
  • Contested probate: Offering advice on contested probate matters and helping to resolve these disputes.

Business Services

Getting the right legal advice can add real value to your enterprise, helping you to create effective business relationships, avoid the potential for disputes and resolve any problems that arise quickly and cost-effectively.

Our commercial lawyers in Eastbourne combine legal expertise with a business-minded approach, so we can provide business legal solutions that match your goals and priorities.

Our commercial law expertise includes:

  • Commercial property: Support to purchase, sell, or manage properties.
  • Company law: Assistance and advice on company formation, as well as compliance matters.
  • Shareholder agreements: Support to negotiate and draft these agreements, as well as legal advice.
  • Partnership agreements: Help to negotiate and draft these agreements, ensuring that you safeguard your interests.
  • Commercial litigation: Our team can represent clients who are facing commercial disputes.

If you require more information about how we can help with these areas of commercial law and would like to discuss your case, please contact our Eastbourne solicitors for more information.

Criminal Defence

We offer 24/7 legal support for anyone who finds themselves arrested or charged in connection to a criminal offence. Our criminal defence solicitors in Eastbourne can advise and represent you if you are interviewed under caution at a police station and make sure you have the best possible defence if you are prosecuted.

Our criminal defence expertise includes:

  • Police station representation
  • Driving offences

We appreciate that facing criminal offence allegations can be overwhelming, and will always ensure to handle your matter with sensitivity. To learn more, contact our solicitors in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Dispute Resolution

Legal disputes can be very frustrating to deal with, as well as having the potential to take up a lot of your time, energy and money. Our dispute resolution solicitors in Eastbourne can provide a clear assessment of your legal position, and then help you find the best way forward to achieve a positive outcome, avoiding court proceedings wherever possible.

Our dispute resolution expertise includes:

  • Residential property disputes
  • Commercial property disputes
  • Contested probate
  • Employment dispute
  • Debt recovery

We realise that facing these types of disputes can be stressful, and always focus on ensuring that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

To learn more about how we can help with dispute resolution, please contact our Eastbourne solicitors today.

How to find our Eastbourne Solicitors

Reach us by car

If you are travelling to our legal office by car, there is pay-for on street parking right outside our offices or the closest car park is NCP Eastbourne Trinity Place, a short 8-minute walk away on Compton Street.

Reach us by bus

The nearest bus stop is located on Gilredge Road, which is at the top of Hyde Gardens less than a minute walk to our offices, and served by buses 6, 8, 26, 41, 51, 98 and various other buses.

Reach us by train

The nearest train station is Eastbourne train station, a short 5-minute walk from our office.


We aim to make our offices accessible to everyone and will be happy to accommodate your needs where possible. To discuss how we can help to meet your accessibility needs, please call 01323 644222 or email enquiries@stephenrimmer.com.

Local Resources

Hastings County Court and Family Court

The closest court to Eastbourne is the Hastings County and Family Court. This Court hears cases involving adoption, bankruptcy, child care arrangements, divorce hearings, and domestic abuse.

Citizens Advice Bureau East Sussex

The local Citizens Advice Bureau in East Sussex can provide support on a diverse range of issues, including benefits, work, relationships, housing, discrimination, law, healthcare and more.

Get in touch with our solicitors in Eastbourne

To discuss your legal needs, and find out how we can help you, please contact our solicitors in Eastbourne, East Sussex today.

You can call us on 01323 644222 or fill in our contact form.