Stephen Rimmer founded our firm in Eastbourne in 1981, we have enjoyed steady expansion since then and now have almost one hundred Solicitors and staff.  A lot of the growth has come from personal recommendation from our clients and business colleagues.

We offer a full range of commercial and consumer legal services from our offices in central Eastbourne and by appointment from our Hastings office.  All our Solicitors are experts in their fields working in specialist departments within the firm.

Contact us on 01323 644222 or by email enquiries@stephenrimmer.com

Our Experts

Crime Eastbourne Hastings

Alan is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of the Criminal Defence Department. Alan attends police stations and Magistrates’ courts to represent Clients on a variety of crime matters regularly. His main practice involves being the Litigator in serious and complex cases in the Crown Court. Alan is one of the most experienced Duty Solicitors and…

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Youth Court Eastbourne Hastings

  Alastair is a Duty Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. He was called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn in June 2005. Alastair represents clients at the Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates’ Courts (guilty pleas and trials) and Crown Court case preparation. Alastair is an experienced solicitor with an expertise in road traffic offences…

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Estate Administration

Alison is an Executive in our Private Client Department. Alison provides support to all the Solicitors in the department which includes helping look after the affairs of the elderly and assisting them to administer the estates of those who have passed away with and without a Will. To contact Alison call 01323 434414 or by…

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Probate Disputes Eastbourne Hastings

  Andrew is a Partner and Solicitor in the Litigation Department. Andrew’s areas of expertise are Contractual disputes, Probate disputes, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, Professional negligence claims, Construction disputes, Boardroom/ shareholder disputes, Debt recovery, Partnership issues and disputes, Defamation, Insolvency litigation, Residential Landlord and Tenant disputes including…

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Probate Eastbourne Hastings

    Andrew is a Solicitor in the Private Client Department. Andrew specialises in the drafting of Wills, Probate and the administration of estates, and looking after the affairs of the elderly which includes Lasting Powers of Attorney and matters with the Court of Protection. To contact Andy call 01323 434414 or email am@stephenrimmer.com

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Police Station Eastbourne Hastings

  Anton is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in our Criminal Defence Department.  Anton is a fully accredited Police Station Representative and specialises in providing advice and assisting suspects being held at the police station. Anton also has Advocacy Rights to represent clients appearing in the Magistrates Court and Youth Court…

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Domestic Violence Eastbourne Hastings

  Ben is a Solicitor in our Family Law Department and can deal with a wide range of family law matters including care proceedings, private children disputes, divorce, financial settlements and domestic violence. Ben joined Stephen Rimmer LLP in 2013 in the family law department before moving to Guildford to study the Legal Practice Course…

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Moving Property Eastbourne Hastings

Ben assists Leta Kerin in the Conveyancing Department helping people when moving property. Ben completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC with Swansea University gaining a distinction in both and winning a University Award for the highest grades. Prior to joining Stephen Rimmer LLP Ben worked for a local Council in their property department…

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CEO Eastbourne Hastings

  Bob joined Stephen Rimmer LLP in September 2005 as Business Development Director following a previous role as Business Development Manager for Lloyds TSB Bank PLC. Bob had worked within the banking environment for 27 years in a senior management capacity both in London and the South East. Bob became CEO in 2017. Bob is responsible for…

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Disposals Eastbourne Hastings

Caroline is a Solicitor in our Commercial Department. Caroline deals with a variety of transactions including commercial property acquisitions and disposals, leases, commercial refinance and development work.  She also deals with the sale and purchase of businesses and assignments of leases.  Caroline is also able to assist with residential conveyancing and can deal with enfranchisement,…

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David is a Duty Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. He is well educated and qualified as a solicitor in August 1996, after practising criminal law in Cape Town, where he appeared regularly in higher courts. David represents clients at the Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates’ Courts and assists in the preparation of Crown Court…

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Accident Eastbourne Hastings

Deryn is a Solicitor in our Litigation Department. Deryn’s clients have included private individuals, business utility companies in a wide range of matters such as contract disputes, property disputes, if you have had an accident and with contentious probate. Deryn believes in trying to seek the best possible outcome for her clients wherever possible in…

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Practice Manager Eastbourne Hastings

  Grant is the Practice Manager of Stephen Rimmer LLP and a Graduate Chartered Legal Executive. Grant has previously worked as a Fee Earner in Private Practice and as an Operations Manager within a National Brand Legal Services Provider. Stephen Rimmer LLP’s focus, like Grant’s is on the client, their needs and delivering excellent service…

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Residential Eastbourne Hastings

  Hannah is a Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department.  Hannah deals with all areas of property including sales, purchases, remortgages, transfer of equity, lease extensions and buy to let. To contact Hannah call 01323 644222 or by email hj@stephenrimmer.com

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Sales Eastbourne Hastings

  Jack is a Trainee Solicitor in the final year of his training contract. Jack’s training takes him into various departments most recently the Commercial Department but he has found that he most enjoys helping people move home. Jack specialises in Residential Conveyancing covering all aspects of property matters including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, lease extensions…

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Acquisitions Eastbourne Hastings

James is a Partner and Solicitor in our Commercial Department.  James deals with all aspects of Commercial work including acquisitions, disposals, sales of freehold and leasehold properties, property finance, office relocations, lease renewals and portfolio management services. James specialises in non-contentious commercial property matters and has vast experience in buying and selling properties and businesses…

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Crown Court Eastbourne Hastings

Jay is a Partner and Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. Jay graduated from Sheffield Hallum University with Law LLB (Hons.) and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of West of England – Bristol Institute of Legal Practice. He qualified as a Solicitor in May 2006 and was admitted as a Duty Solicitor…

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Court Protection Eastbourne Hastings

  Jessica is an Executive in the Private Client Department. Jess studied Law at the University of Southampton before joining Stephen Rimmer LLP, she assists Nicholas Manning the Head of Department and Andrew Morgan in dealing with helping people obtain a Grant of Probate, the administration of estates and dealing with the Court of Protection.…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney Eastbourne Hastings

  Jo is an Executive in our Private Client Department which deals with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, Intestacy, Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning and looking after the affairs of the elderly. Jo provides support to Nicholas Manning the Head of Department to ensure that everything is run as efficiently as possible enabling us to…

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Family Law Eastbourne Hastings

  John is a Consultant Solicitor in our Family Law Department.  Prior to this he was head of our Family Law Department and a Partner.  John is a former Chairman of Resolution (East Sussex), former President of the Eastbourne Law Society as well as a former member of the Brighton Family Court Adoption and Protocol Committee. He is…

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Grant of Probate Eastbourne Hastings

  Joseph is a Partner and Solicitor in our Private Client Department. Joe deals with all aspects of Private Client work including drafting Wills, helping you get a Grant of Probate when someone has passed away, dealing with Trusts and completing Lasting Powers of Attorney. To contact Joe call 01323 434414 or by email jr@stephenrimmer.com

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Poland Polish

      Kasia was born in Wroclaw, Poland. Fluent in Polish she successfully completed a Master’s degree in Economics and International Relation at Wroclaw University of Economics. This was followed by a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practise Course at Guildford College of Law UK. Kasia has achieved valuable work experience in legal practises and various commercial environments. This…

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Divorce

Kate is a Solicitor in our Family Law Department specialising in Divorce, Finances on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnership dissolution, private child law, private adoption and special guardianship orders. Kate has worked in Family Law since 2001. Kate is a member of Resolution and is a collaboratively trained Solicitor through Resolution. She has…

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Moving Home

Kris is a paralegal in the conveyancing department where he assists Roy Bridge in helping people in moving home. Kris completed his Bachelor of Laws at St Mary’s University London where he graduated with a 2:1. Prior to joining Stephen Rimmer LLP Kris competed in Track and Field at a national level in the NCAA…

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Property Eastbourne Hastings

  Leta is a Partner and Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department.  Leta specialises in all aspects of property work, including freehold, leasehold, sales and purchases, re-mortgages, lease extensions, freehold acquisitions and equity release from the smallest value transactions to substantial development projects. Leta has been with Stephen Rimmer LLP since it was founded in…

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Contract Disputes Eastbourne Hastings

  Lydia is a Solicitor in our Litigation Department.  Lydia has a lots of experience working with individuals and corporate clients, her areas of expertise are in civil and commercial disputes, construction claims, debt recovery, professional negligence claims, probate disputes and contract disputes. Lydia looks to find quick and efficient resolutions to all manner of…

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Commercial Property Eastbourne Hastings

  Mark is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of our Commercial Department. Mark deals with all aspects of Company and Commercial work including acquisitions, disposals, sales of freehold and leasehold properties, property finance, office relocations, lease renewals and portfolio management services. Mark was made Partner in 2011. To contact Mark call 01323 434420 or by…

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Child Law

Mary is a Solicitor in our Family Law Department, specialising in Private Child Law, Public Child Law and Non Molestation proceedings. Mary is Children Law accredited by the Law Society to represent children directly or through CAFCASS Guardians. Mary undertakes much of her own advocacy and is also a member of the Family Sussex Justice…

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Civil Eastbourne Hastings

Megan is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Megan has been practicing in Civil Litigation for over four years and during this time she has undertaken a wide variety of litigious work. This includes, Personal Injury claims both Claimant and Defendant, breach of contract disputes, neighbour and boundary disputes, debt recovery…

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Conveyancing Eastbourne Hastings

  Michael is a Partner and Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department.  Michael can deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing including freehold and leasehold property, sales and purchases, transfer of equity, re-mortgages, lease extensions or variations and buy to let. Michael has been with Stephen Rimmer LLP since 2003 having previously qualified as a…

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Inheritance Tax Eastbourne Hastings

  Nicholas is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of our Private Client Department, he is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Nicholas specialises in drafting Inheritance Tax Planning Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Intestacy, Trusts and looking after the affairs of the elderly. Nicholas graduated from Cambridge University and…

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  Noel is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in our conveyancing department where he helps people in moving home, remortgage, buy to let, lease extensions/variations, new build developments and shared ownership. Prior to joining Stephen Rimmer LLP Noel has worked across the South East building up a great reputation for acting quickly…

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Prison Law Eastbourne Hastings

  Noelle is a Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Law LLB and completed the Legal Practice Course at the Chester College of Law. She completed Stage 1 of the Criminal Accreditation Scheme in 2005. She qualified as a Solicitor in October 2009 and was admitted as…

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Trusts

Rebecca is a Solicitor in our Private Client Department and specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Intestacy, Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning and looking after the affairs of the elderly. Rebecca always looks to give excellent customer service and pursue her clients best interests.  To contact Becky call 01323 434414 or email on rbj@stephenrimmer.com

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Rebecka is a Paralegal in our Commercial Department  Rebecka can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email on rh@stephenrimmer.com  

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Wills Eastbourne Hastings

  Robert is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Robert is in the Private Client Department specialising in the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and the Administration of Estates and Elderly client matters. To contact Robert call…

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Purchase Eastbourne Hastings

  Roy is a Partner and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Roy specialises in Residential Conveyancing, covering all aspects of property matters, including sale, purchase, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, shared ownership and buy-to-let. To contact Roy call 01323 644222 or by email rb@stephenrimmer.com

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Move Home Eastbourne Hastings

  Sam is a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and works in our Residential Conveyancing Department.  Sam specialises in helping you move home by dealing with buying and selling property, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, declaration of trusts and buy-to-let. To contact Sam call 01323 644222 or by email sh@stephenrimmer.com

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Stephen Rimmer

      Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and become a Partner in another firm in East Sussex.  Stephen founded Stephen Rimmer & Co in February 1981. Initially the only other members of staff were his wife, Isabel, and his mother. The firm quickly became established and initially Stephen dealt with all aspects…

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Dispute Eastbourne Hastings

  Steven is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of the Civil Litigation Department. Steven is a highly experienced and diverse litigator who can deal with a full range of matters from high value corporate cases to advising individuals. He specialises in commercial and general litigation, Chancery and Trust law, construction and civil engineering, landlord and…

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Children Law Eastbourne Hastings

  Wendy is a Partner, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and Head of our Family Law Department. Wendy specialises in Private Children Law and Public Children Law and is an accredited Family Law specialist with Resolution as well as a Resolution trained mediator. Wendy is highly respected for her work in Eastbourne,…

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Development Eastbourne Hastings

Zara is a Solicitor in our Commercial Department. Zara deals with a variety of transactions including commercial property and development work. She also deals with the sale and purchase of businesses and residential conveyancing. Zara qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 after completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law Moorgate, where she…

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