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

Adama Bayo

Adama Bayo is a Solicitor in our Company and Commercial Department. Adama completed her LPC at BPP Law School in 2015 where she gained a distinction going on to train at a local law firm in West Sussex after which she joined Stephen Rimmer in 2019. Adama is now a part of the Company and…

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Alan Hobden

Alan Hobden is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of the Criminal Defence Department. Alan obtained his Law degree at the University of East Anglia and continued his studies at the College of Law in Chancery Lane, London. He qualified as a Solicitor in September 1991 and was admitted as a Duty Solicitor in April 1992.…

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Alastair Douglas

Alastair Douglas is an Associate Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. Alastair was called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn in June 2005 and 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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Alison Horscroft

Alison Horscroft is a Paralegal 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. Alison has been working with our Probate…

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Andrew Flagg

Andrew Flagg 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 and shareholder disputes, Debt recovery, Partnership issues and disputes, Defamation, Insolvency litigation, Residential Landlord and Tenant disputes…

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Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan is a Senior Associate 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 to do with the Court of Protection. Andrew has had an interest in elderly…

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Anton Duinhoven

Anton Duinhoven 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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Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw is an Associate Solicitor in our Family Law Department and can deal with a wide range of family law matters including private children disputes, divorce and financial settlements as well as post or pre-nuptial agreements. Ben has a great deal of experience in acting for married clients in Divorce and Financial Remedy proceedings…

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CEO Eastbourne Hastings

Bob Bastian 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…

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Daphne Grant

Daphne Grant is a Conveyancing Executive in the Residential Conveyancing Department. Daphne Grant can be contacted on 01323 644222 or by email dg@stephenrimmer.com

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Deryn Fisher

Deryn Fisher is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Deryn’s clients have included private individuals and local businesses in a wide range of matters including contract disputes, property disputes. Deryn can also help if you have had an accident or are looking at making a claim on a probate…

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Grant Sanders

Grant Sanders is the Practice Manager of Stephen Rimmer LLP and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Grant has previously worked as a Fee Earner in Private Practice and as an Operations Manager within a top 100 National Brand Legal Services Provider. Stephen Rimmer LLP’s focus, like Grant’s is on the client,…

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Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson is an Associate Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department.  Hannah has experience dealing with all areas of property including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, lease extensions and buy to let. Hannah regularly deals with Help to Buy and New Build properties having built up a great local reputation with agents and housebuilders.…

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Jack Prosser

Jack Prosser is an Associate Solicitor having qualified in 2019 after completing his Training Contract. Jack’s training has taken him into various departments including Commercial Property and most recently the Dispute Resolution Department but he has found that he most enjoys helping people move home.  Jack has spent his career specialising in Residential Conveyancing covering…

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Jade Akehurst

Jade Akehurst is an Accredited Police Station Representative in our Criminal Defence Department.  Jade is an experienced caseworker and can be contacted on 01323 644222 or by email jak@stephenrimmer.com

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James Regan

James Regan is a Partner and Solicitor in our Commercial Department.  James’ area of expertise covers all aspects of Commercial Property work including development, acquisitions, disposals, sales of freehold and leasehold properties, property finance, office relocations, lease renewals and portfolio management services. James works closely with his clients providing commercial advice to enable them to…

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Jay Shah

Jay Shah 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…

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Jessica Calder

Jessica Calder is a Paralegal in the Private Client Department. Jess studied Law at the University of Southampton before joining Stephen Rimmer LLP in 2003, she assists all of the Solicitors in the department but primarily Nicholas Manning and Andrew Morgan in helping people obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, the administration…

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Jo Osman

Jo Osman is an Trainee Paralegal 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 Joe Richardson the Head of Department to ensure that everything is run as efficiently as possible enabling us…

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Johanna Abrahams

Johanna Abrahams is a Litigation Executive in our Dispute Resolution Department and has experience in acting for both Claimants and Defendants in civil and criminal proceedings and has specialised in the areas of landlord and tenant litigation, personal injury, insurance litigation, forfeiture proceedings, debt recovery and mediation in respect of credit hire disputes. Johanna has…

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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 a…

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Joe Richardson

Joe Richardson is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of our Private Client Department. Joe deals with a wide variety of Private Client work including the drafting Wills, inheritance tax planning, dealing with trusts, helping you get a Grant of Probate when someone has passed away, completing Lasting Powers of Attorney and dealing with the Court…

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Kasia Zindulska-Wickens

Kasia Zindulska-Wickens is a Trainee Paralegal and 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 in the United Kingdom. Kasia has achieved valuable work experience in legal…

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Kate Lacey

Kate Lacey is a Senior Associate 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 and has nearly 20 years experience successfully handling Divorce cases and Family Law…

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Katie Tizzard

  Katie Tizzard is a Civil Litigation Executive and trainee Legal Executive in the Civil Litigation Department. Katie Tizzard can be contacted on 01323 434416 or by email kt@stephenrimmer.com

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Leanna Terry

  Leanna Terry is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She completed her Bachelor of Law at the Open University whilst caring for her two children and graduated with a 2:2. Leanna joined Stephen Rimmer LLP in 2016 and can deal with a wide range of Family Law Matters including divorce,…

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Leta Kerin

Leta Kerin 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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Lydia Wawiye

Lydia Wawiye is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Litigation Department.  Lydia has a lot 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 the most quick and efficient resolution…

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Mala Miah

Mala Miah is a Solicitor in our Criminal Defence Department Mala completed her Law Degree at Sussex University In 2006 and completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2007 the following year. She had worked as a family law court clerk and as a legal adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau…

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Mark Poulton

Mark Poulton is a Partner, Solicitor and Head of the 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 can also deal with Residential Conveyancing matters for his personal clients. Mark has…

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Mary Vogiatzis

Mary Vogiatzis is a Senior Associate 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…

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Megan Francis

Megan Francis 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 civil litigation work. This includes, Personal Injury claims both Claimant and Defendant, breach of contract disputes, neighbour and boundary disputes,…

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Michael Trott

Michael Trott 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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Nicholas Manning

Nicholas Manning is a Consultant Solicitor in 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 qualified…

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Noel Martin

Noel Martin 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. Noel is very approachable and can advise clients on shared equity, Help to Buy and New Build Schemes which are aimed…

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Noelle Magennis

Noelle Magennis is an Associate 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…

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Trusts

Rebecca Badenoch-Jones is an Associate 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 has excellent organisational and time management skills ensuring that matters are progressed to a conclusion as quickly as possible. Rebecca believes that…

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Rebecka Hagman

Rebecka Hagman is a Trainee Solicitor, her first seat was in our Commercial Department moving into the Civil Litigation and Private Client Departments.  Rebecka can be contacted on 01323 434420 or by email on rh@stephenrimmer.com

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Robert Cox

Robert Cox is a Senior 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 including Court of…

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Roy Bridge

Roy Bridge 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 sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, shared ownership and buy-to-let. Roy regularly advises first time buyers on Help to Buy Schemes, New Build property and dealing with development…

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Sam Hurley

Sam Hurley is a Fellow 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. Sam’s work encompasses a broad range of areas and property types and allows…

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Stephen Rimmer

Stephen Rimmer 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 of legal…

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Steven Judge

Steven Judge 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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Wendy Still

Wendy Still is a Partner, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and Head of our Family Law Department and 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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Zara Coton

Zara Coton is an Associate Solicitor in our Company and Commercial Department. Zara advises clients on a variety of transactions including commercial property, lease extensions and development work. She acts for private and commercial clients dealing with the sales and purchases of businesses and some residential conveyancing for her private clients. Zara has considerable experience…

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