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

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 supervised by Alan Hobden. 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…

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Alison Horscroft

Alison Horscroft is a Paralegal in our Private Client Department supervised by Joseph Richardson. 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…

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Andrew Flagg

Andrew Flagg is a Partner and Solicitor in the Litigation Department supervised by Steven Judge. 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…

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Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan is a Solicitor in the Private Client Department supervised by Joseph Richardson. Andrew was made a Partner in 2020. 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…

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Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke is a Chartered Legal Executive in our Residential Conveyancing Department and is supervised by Leta Kerin. Anna specialisies in all areas of property including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfer of equity, lease extensions and buy to let. Anna has worked in the Property Sector since 2000 and has nearly 20 years experience successfully handling…

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Anton Duinhoven

Anton Duinhoven is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in our Criminal Defence Department supervised by Alan Hobden.  Anton joined Stephen Rimmer LLP in 1999 initially qualifying as an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2004 and subsequently qualifying as a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and then obtaining his…

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Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw is an Associate Solicitor in our Family Law Department supervised by Wendy Still 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…

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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 and provides support to Roy Bridge in the Residential Conveyancing Department assisting with all aspects of residential property matters. Daphne prides herself on her high level of customer service and likes to ensure clients feel relaxed about the process of moving home whilst at the same time…

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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 was made a Partner in 2020 having 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,…

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Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson is an Associate Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department supervised by Leta Kerin.  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…

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Jack Prosser

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

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Jade Akehurst

Jade Akehurst is an Accredited Police Station Representative in our Criminal Defence Department supervised by Alan Hobden.  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 supervised by Mark Poulton. 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…

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Jay Shah

Jay Shah is a Partner and Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department supervised by Alan Hobden. 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…

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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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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…

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Katie Tizzard

Katie Tizzard is a Civil Litigation Executive and Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive in the Civil Litigation Department supervised by Steven Judge. Katie is currently working towards her qualification as a Legal Executive and has specialised in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury claims for the last five years. Katie understands that…

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Leta Kerin

Leta Kerin is a Partner and Solicitor in our Property specialising 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 to substantial development projects and other high value transactions. Leta has been with Stephen Rimmer LLP since it was founded…

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Lydia Wawiye

Lydia Wawiye is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department supervised by Steven Judge. 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…

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Mala Miah

Mala Miah is a Solicitor in our Criminal Defence Department supervised by Alan Hobden. 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…

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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 supervised by Wendy Still. Mary specialises 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…

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Megan Francis

Megan Francis is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives supervised by Steven Judge. 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,…

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Michael Trott

Michael Trott is a Partner and Solicitor in our Residential Conveyancing Department supervised by Leta Kerin. 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…

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Nicholas Manning

Nicholas Manning is a Consultant Solicitor in of our Private Client Department supervised by Joseph Richardson. Nick 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…

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Noel Martin is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in our Residential Property department supervised by Leta Kerin. Noel 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…

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Noelle Magennis

Noelle Magennis is an Associate Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department supervised by Alan Hobden. Having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Law LLB and completed the Legal Practice Course at the Chester College of Law Noelle completed Stage 1 of the Criminal Accreditation Scheme in 2005. She qualified as a Solicitor in October…

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Rebecca Badenoch-Jones

Rebecca Badenoch-Jones is an Associate Solicitor in our Private Client Department supervised by Joseph Richardson 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…

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Rebecka Hagman

Rebecka Hagman is a Solicitor in our Commercial Department having completed her training contract with the Practice and qualifying in October 2020. Rebecka is supervised by Mark Poulton. Prior to joining Stephen Rimmer LLP in 2018 Rebecka worked in the Commercial Property Department of a large regional firm in East Sussex. Rebecka can be contacted on…

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Roy Bridge

Roy Bridge is a Partner and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in the Residential Conveyancing Department supervised by Leta Kerin. 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…

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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 supervised by Leta Kerin. 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…

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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 supervised by Mark Poulton. 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.…

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