10+

Years
with Yell

Stephen Rimmer LLP

94% of our clients rate us "Excellent"

28-30 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 4PX Directions

Tel 01323 644222
   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 17:30

Why Choose Us?

Extensive Knowledge
Highest Standards
Enviable Reputation

Here at Stephen Rimmer LLP, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Featured Review

5

SUPER QUALITY CONVEYANCING EXPERTISE FROM STEPHEN RIMMER/LETA

From beginning to end of our conveyancing process Leta and her team were absolutely brilliant. Super efficient and very helpful and calming. We have been blown away with their expertise and precise work from the whole company. Leta has been especially helpful and kind and we would highly recommend Stephen Rimmer.

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Business overview

Whether you are moving home or offices, starting or finishing a domestic or commercial relationship, making a Will, or you need legal advice we are here to help

Stephen Rimmer founded the firm in Eastbourne in 1981, we have enjoyed steady growth since then and now have almost one hundred Solicitors and staff. A lot of the expansion 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.

We are divided into six legal practices Moving Home, Business, Dispute Resolution, Crime, Wills & Probate and Family, where all our Solicitors and Executives are able to offer you different levels of advice.

We embrace technology but also understand the value in taking a traditional approach when it comes to our clients, we believe that providing a personal service is of the utmost importance and we select all our Solicitors and staff not only for their technical ability but also for their friendly and helpful manner.

Whatever your concerns, contact us today for a friendly and personal approach to your legal needs.

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Products and services

conveyancing

civil litigation

company law

commercial conveyancing

residential conveyancing

family law

Probate

company formation

criminal law

dispute resolution

divorce law

employment law

immigration advice

landlord and tenant agreements

legal advice

legal aid

legal services

matrimonial law

licensing law

mediation

motoring offences

personal injury

power of attorney

property law

trusts

wills

the law society member

Debt recovery

Criminal defence

Domestic abuse

Finances - Married couples

Finances - unmarried couples

Civil partnerships

Commissioner for Oaths

Credentials

Accreditations

  • Lexcel
  • ISO 9001:2000 Accreditation
  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme
  • Police Station Representatives Accreditation
  • The Law Society Children Law
  • The Law Society Criminal Litigation
  • The Law Society Family Mediation
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

Associations

  • The Law Society (497398)
  • Resolution

Our Team

Mr Alan Hobden - Partner and Head of Criminal Defence Department

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 Litigators in Sussex.

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Mr Andrew Flagg - Partner - Litigation Department

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 and Insolvency

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Mr James Regan - Partner - Commercial Department

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.

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Mr Jay Shah - Partner - Criminal Defence Department

Jay is a Partner and Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department. Jay can represent clients at the police station, Magistrates’ courts (guilty pleas and trials) all the way to the higher courts in criminal proceedings (which include appeals to the Crown Court from the Magistrates’ court, committal for sentence from the Magistrates’ Court, trials and sentences in the Crown Court).

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Mr Joseph Richardson - Partner - Private Client Department

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.

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Mr Mark Poulton - Partner - Head of Commercial Department

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.

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Mr Michael Trott - Partner - Residential Conveyancing Department

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.

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Mr Roy Bridge - Partner - Residential Conveyancing Department

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.

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Mr Steven Judge - Partner - Head of Litigation Department

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 tenant cases and neighbour & boundary disputes

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Ms Wendy Still - Partner - Head of Family Law Department

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.

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Reviews

Featured review

SUPER QUALITY CONVEYANCING EXPERTISE FROM STEPHEN RIMMER/LETA
5
From beginning to end of our conveyancing process Leta and her team were absolutely brilliant. Super efficient and very helpful and calming. We have been blown away with their expertise and precise work from the whole company. Leta has been especially helpful and kind and we would highly recommend Stephen Rimmer.
20 Sep 2018
Brenda thank you so much for your glowing review, I have passed on to Leta and she is very happy to have been able to help
20 Sep 2018
Brenda thank you so much for your glowing review, I have passed on to Leta and she is very happy to have been able to help
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Great experience
5
Helped me through a particularly tricky divorce highly competent staff would recommend to anyone going through the same thing.
12 Jan 2019
We are very pleased to have been of assistance Lucy, thank you for taking the time to leave a review
12 Jan 2019
We are very pleased to have been of assistance Lucy, thank you for taking the time to leave a review
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Wills
5
Absolutely professional and efficient service. Nick helped my parents organise their affairs / estate planning. Would highly recommend, and will use their services again.
18 Dec 2018
Thank you for your review Mark, I have let Nick know and he was very pleased to have been of assistance
18 Dec 2018
Thank you for your review Mark, I have let Nick know and he was very pleased to have been of assistance
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House sale
5
Excellent and efficient service from start to finish. Fees very reasonable. I would recommend this firm of solicitors to anyone.
I was selling a house as an executor so there were a few gaps in our knowledge of the history of the property. However the sale went through in under three months! Thanks to all concerned.
08 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Susan. We are very happy to have been able to help and progress the sale to completion quickly for you.
08 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Susan. We are very happy to have been able to help and progress the sale to completion quickly for you.
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Outstanding
5
I visited the firm for an employment matter and could not have been happier with the way in which my issue was resolved.

Great, friendly service and I would highly recommend Stephen Rimmer LLP
14 Sep 2018
Hi Andy, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are very happy to have helped ^Grant
14 Sep 2018
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Testimonials

Flat Purchase

They helped us to purchase our flat, we have never met them in person but got excellent service via mail. All the mails and queries were answered promptly and they are also easily reachable on the phone. Very professional solicitors and friendly staff, also the charges are reasonable and compare to London cheaper. They DID NOT have any hidden charges too .

- Source: Lilya H

Property Purchase

I recently had the pleasure of dealing with a case being ably administered by Leta Karin of Stephen Rimmer. It was a pleasure to deal with such a proactive solicitor - even from a distance - and her professionalism is held in high regard by myself and my colleagues.

- Source: Michael G

Conveyancing

Extremely efficient and professional service from their conveyancing team.

- Source: D

Sale of Property

Leta Kerin has been handling all my property transactions since the 1980's and she has always given me excellent service. combined with a warm and friendly attitude. Over the years I have recommended her to countless others and always had excellent feedback. Thank you Leta for handling another fast and efficient sale.

- Source: B Hawkins

Redundancy Settlement

Steven Judge has been excellent. I have been dealing with a redundancy settlement. His advice helped me compose better communications with my employer and get all my points across in a professional way. His guidance has been invaluable. Thank you

- Source: Kris S

Flat Purchase

I have so far been very pleased with the service. The Solicitors were recommended to me a couple of years back. I returned asking them to deal with a flat purchase. I have made an approach on a different matter and again, the timely response and the friendly and professional welcome from the receptionists was impressive. I Will update again once my transactions are complete.

- Source: L-A Tee

Commercial Lease

Fantastic working with Zara to sort our office lease . Utmost professionalism and felt thoroughly guided throughout the process. Will definitely use again and recommend to friends and family.

- Source: P McGirr

Great Advice

Thank you Steven Judge for your advice & clarification on several points. A pleasure to deal with you & hopefully with a positive outcome. I would have no issues in using your services again in the future & will certainly recommend you. Many thanks.

- Source: W Tyler

Great Service!

We had a tight deadline but Mark and his colleague Anna could not have done more. It’s the second move they’ve done for me and what with great rates the service is second to none. Even having moved to the Midlands I will be calling Mark and Anna again in the future for our soon to be forever home purchase. I can’t thank you enough for the extra mile you went to, to make our move happen within 6 weeks. Well done and keep up the good work - please don’t ever leave!

- Source: M-C. Mercer

Will, Divorce and Property Sale

Friendly, knowledgable but most of all there when needed and timely in the response. I had Will, Divorce and Home Move all done at the same time by these guys and each of their team were professional and a pleasure to deal with.

- Source: M. Lockstone