Landlord and Tenant Law

Disputes between Landlords and Tenants can be avoided using expert advice from the outset, but if things do go wrong you need a local solicitor on your side.

Ropetackle, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Buying and Selling Property

If you are buying or selling a home then you need an experienced Solicitor that concentrates on your best interests, yet is also fast and accurate. Oh and let's not forget best value for your money.

Brighton Street View

Nothing is certain but death and taxes...

There comes a time in life when you should consider our Private Client Services, such as making a will, probate and estate administration, power of attorney, trusts and trust funds and inheritance tax planning.

Market Street, Brighton

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

If you are involved in a dispute, or are looking at litigation we are going to be very interested. From a simple consultation looking at your options, through to taking all the pressure, we deliver case-winning strategies.

Palace Pier, Brighton

Business Law and Commercial Property

Buying or selling a business, leasing a property, involved in a commercial dispute or you simply need advice on any legal matters affecting your company, we are here to help.

Business Law and Commercial Property

Divorce, Separation & Children

When relationships break down you need sensitive and sound guidance you can trust, especially when there are children involved. We also offer fixed price divorce arrangements.

Solicitors for Divorce and Separation

Corona Virus COVID-19

We continue to operate from our premises and remotely during the new tier system introduced 2 December 2020, but request that you do not attend at our offices during this time. In exceptional circumstances please call us to see if you can pre-arrange any attendance.

Our receptions are staffed full time and our switchboards are fully operational. For existing matters and new enquiries call 01273 461381 for Shoreham or 01273 686811 for Brighton.

Please communicate with us by email wherever possible. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our staff are all on direct-dial too.


Our offices will close at 4.00 pm on Thursday, 24 December 2020, reopening at 9.00 am on Monday, 4 January 2021 when normal business hours will resume.

We intend no discourtesy, but will not be sending Christmas cards this year. We have applied that money and additional funds to Gateway Hub, a group of volunteers in Adur doing extraordinary things to support others at this most difficult time. We hope our contribution will go towards new food bank freezers for those in need.

Should you wish to learn more and perhaps support Gateway Hub yourself, simply click here to see their remarkable story on facebook.

Let's get started

For most people talking to a solicitor is not an everyday occurence, but please don't feel apprehensive; we are here to help you in any way we can.

To get the conversation started, simply get in touch, explaining your situation using any of the following... 

  Phone our Brighton and Hove or Shoreham-by-Sea offices or use this form to request a callback at a time to suit you.
  We are always happy to receive initial enquiries by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Our Priority Customer Enquiry Form is safer than email and ensures your enquiry is quickly reviewed and answered. 

  If you are buying or selling a property, using the Fastrack Conveyancing Quote Form puts you at the top of the list.

  If you just want some fast, cost effective face-to-face advice then we offer fixed price 45 minute consultations for £180 inc. VAT.

Dominic is a solicitor who joined our Wills and Probate department in March 2020, working out of our Brighton office.

He came to law relatively late and draws on a wealth of experience from previous careers to include as a professional chef. He has learned the importance of quick, accurate work under pressure and holds client satisfaction at his core. Dominic is friendly, calm and as an original Brightonian, very much enjoys working for his local community.

In his spare time Dominic still enjoys cooking, dinghy sailing and volunteers annually at an activity centre for disadvantaged children.

Areas of special expertise: Probate • Trusts • Wills • Powers of Attorney • Contentious Probate

Direct dial: 01273 666319
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors News and Comment

Easter eggs

What rights do I have as a grandparent in relation to spending time with my grandchildren?

Whilst it is recognised by the courts in England and Wales that grandparents play a significant role in the life… Read more
Playground scene

No-fault divorce - removing the 'blame game'

The Government's Divorce, Dissolution & Separation Bill will reform the divorce/dissolution process to remove the… Read more
Playground scene

Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 – Key Points

The Bill is designed to tackle the problem of domestic abuse (DA) by broadening the scope of the legal definition… Read more

Energy Performance Certificates for Commercial Property

UK government propose to tackle climate change and meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, which is… Read more

Why should you make a Lasting Power of Attorney and what is the alternative?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows you (the donor) to appoint one or more persons (the… Read more

Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors Helping the Community

Shoreham Wordfest v1

Shoreham Wordfest

Fitzhugh Gates is a long standing supportter of Shoreham Wordfest, a group of enthusiastic local writers and… Read more
Shoreham Wordfest v1

The Daisy Chain Project

Fitzhugh Gates is proud to provide a free monthly advice clinic at the Daisy Chain Project, helping to stop… Read more
Shoreham Wordfest v1

Light Up Shoreham Christmas Market & Tree

Fitzhugh Gates is again stepping in to help the community by sponsoring the 'Light up Shoreham' Christmas Market,… Read more
Host Recordings Logo

Fitzhugh Gates Sponsors Host Recordings

Host Recordings A record label for homeless and insecurely housed musicians Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors is suppoting… Read more
Original Allstars Music Logo

Fitzhugh Gates and Original Allstars Music

Original Allstars Music A Community INterest Company for Young Musicians Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors is supporting… Read more