Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors are one of the longest established legal practices in the area, serving both commercial and private clients from our offices in Brighton, East Sussex and Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

The practice has a total team of 36 professionals comprising 4 Partner Solicitors, 6 Solicitors and a large team of support staff, both full and part-time. Each of our solicitors are experts in their respective fields, enabling the firm to offer a broad range of legal services to a high standard, at competitive rates.

No matter what your needs are, the Fitzhugh Gates team are the people you really want on your side.

The Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors Team

Julian Cioffi - Managing Partner Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Julian Cioffi - Managing Partner

Julian Cioffi is the firm’s managing partner. Working from both our Brighton & Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea offices, Julian has conducted litigation for nearly 30 years during which time he has amassed considerable experience of a wide range of complex… Read more

Mark Barrett - Partner

Mark joined Fitzhugh Gates at Head of Commercial Property in September 2017 and became a Partner in July 2019. Mark is a partner at Fitzhugh Gates, having qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and joining us in September 2017, having been a senior… Read more
Nicole Lawton - Partner Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Nicole Lawton - Partner

Nicole was admitted as a Solicitor on 1 October 1996 and has been a Partner in FitzHugh Gates since 5 September 2003. Nicole is a member of the Adult & Children Panel and also an advanced member of the Family Law Panel, which are accreditation… Read more
Moira MacFarlane - Partner Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Moira MacFarlane - Partner

Moira has been a solicitor since 1996 and became a Partner in FitzHugh Gates in 2003. Based in our Brighton Office she has substantial experience with all aspects of residential conveyancing and has a diverse client base with the majority of her… Read more
Rhiannon Winter LLB (Hons) - Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Rhiannon Winter LLB (Hons) - Partner

Rhiannon qualified in 2000 and has been with the Firm as a Senior Solicitor since 2009 and became a partner in 2016. She now heads up the Fitzhugh Gates Private Client Department in Shoreham-by-Sea, specialising in Wills, Probate, Inheritance Tax,… Read more
Sian Butler - Solicitor at Fitzhugh Gates

Sian Butler - Solicitor

Sian is an experienced family law practitioner who was admitted as a solicitor on 15th March 2001. She has extensive range of family law experience. Her expertise includes care proceedings, divorce, finances, prenuptial agreements, co-habitation and… Read more
Kayleigh Davies - Solicitor

Kayleigh Davies - Solicitor

Kayleigh joined the firm in April 2017 as a Family Executive and has since qualified as a solicitor. Based in our Brighton office and from home, Kayleigh is soon to return to our Family department. Direct dial: 01273 666319Email:… Read more
Joanne Lawrence-Hall - Solicitor

Joanne Lawrence-Hall - Solicitor

Joanne Lawrence-Hall joined Fitzhugh Gates as a senior solicitor in 2015 and is based in our Shoreham office. She has over 20 years experience in the fields of family and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, Joanne has spent her career in the… Read more
Deanne Ferguson - Senior Chartered Legal Executive

Deanne Ferguson - Senior Chartered Legal Executive

Deanne qualified as a chartered legal executive in 2009 having worked in the private client sector since 2002. Deanne joined Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors in 2020 as a Senior Chartered Legal Executive and is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for… Read more
Carla Brunning - Conveyancing Executive at Fitzhugh Gates

Carla Brunning - Conveyancing Executive

Carla joined Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors in early 2019 bringing her wide experience to our busy residential conveyancing department in Shoreham-by-Sea. Having completed a Law and Criminology Degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2012, Carla went… Read more
Vanessa May - Trust and Estate Chartered Legal Executive

Vanessa May - Trust and Estate Chartered Legal Executive

Vanessa is an experienced Trust and Estate Chartered Legal Executive based in our Shoreham-by-Sea office who for over 30 years has advised on a range of Private Client issues such as Will drafting, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Trusts and Court of… Read more
Sonja Rogers - Chartered Legal Executive

Sonja Rogers - Chartered Legal Executive

Sonja Rogers is a Chartered Legal Executive and joined our family department based in Shoreham in November 2019. Sonja was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives on 16 May 2003 and joined Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors in November 2019.… Read more

Fitzhugh Gates Partners

Julian Cioffi (Managing Partner), Mark Barrett, Nicole Lawton, Moira MacFarlane, Rhiannon Winter and FHG Law Ltd (Corporate Partner).