Solicitors in Sussex

Sussex is a historic county in South East England, corresponding with the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. It shares boundaries with Surrey to its north, Kent to the east and Hampshire in the west. It is a coastal county, and has a long stretch of the south coast onto the English Channel. It is divided into three authority areas, West Sussex, East Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove. Other notable urban areas include the city of Chichester, Hastings, Lewes and Eastbourne. Sussex is home to well over 1.5m inhabitants, of which around 250,000 live in the city of Brighton.


Sussex has been and is a largely rural county, and although agriculture has played a strong historical role, today it employs fewer than 2% of the area’s workforce. Fishing is still conducted off the Sussex coast although this is much less than in previous decades, there are working harbours at Rye, Hastings, Newhaven and Shoreham.

Modern industry is dominated by tourism and higher education, but much of the income for the region is from commuters who travel from Sussex to London for work, benefiting from the excellent local transport links.

Court services in Sussex

There are Magistrates, Family, Probate and County Courts at Brighton. There are combined court services at Lewes and Chichester offering County Courts and Crown Courts for more serious criminal matters. There are County and Magistrates Courts at Hastings.

Profile of solicitors in Sussex

There are large numbers of solicitors in Sussex based in the main towns of Haywards Heath, Brighton, Hove, Lewes, Chichester and Hastings. Given the relative affluence of the area, it is no surprise that there are a number of solicitors in Sussex to choose from, offering a wide range of legal services, including:

  • Banking and finance law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Conveyancing and property
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property
  • Planning and environment law
  • Private client work

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