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Welcome to Barwells

Barwells Solicitors offers legal advice to individuals and businesses across Sussex, with offices in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven. Part of a national network of modern progressive law firms, we are dedicated to providing customer service excellence - every time.


Barwells is part of the leading household name for legal services in the UK. Being part of national network of modern progressive law firms, we are dedicated to providing customer service excellence - every time.

We offer legal advice and help to both individuals and businesses. So, if you're searching for a friendly firm of solicitors in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Newhaven & Peacehaven give us a call.

Not certain what to do? Why not call us; we offer free initial assessment and once we start working for you we promise no hidden costs and same day response.


Barwells will continue to provide our clients with an uninterrupted service during the 3rd lockdown.

Existing clients can contact their solicitor by telephone or by email.

New enquiries and appointments can be made through our website, or by email, or by telephone.

If following your enquiry we can take your case on, then we can arrange a telephone or Zoom appointment to avoid you having to come into the office.

If you would like to talk to us or make an appointment, please contact us by emailing or through this website or call:

Seaford: 01323 899331

Eastbourne: 01323 411505

Hailsham: 01323 814010

Newhaven: 01273 514213

Peacehaven: 01273 582271


Wills/Power of Attorney - we normally love to meet our clients face to face but we are encouraging telephone and video call appointments to take instructions for your new Will. When it comes to signing the Will, we’ll send the Will to you and fully explain the signing process to make sure your Will is legally valid.

Probate - we have a long history of helping families deal with the legal and financial aspects following a bereavement. It’s important to get the right legal advice as soon as possible. That’s why Barwells offer a free initial consultation over the phone with one of our specialist probate lawyers for executors appointed under a Will following a death. Our lawyers will make sure that you know exactly what the next steps are, what pitfalls to avoid, and offer reassurance and guidance following a bereavement.
All of our Private Client teams (Wills, Powers of Attorney, probate) can work remotely and will be by your side throughout this unprecedented pandemic period.

Litigation/Employment Law - Our Litigation/Employment Law department is open for business as usual. We are able to discuss any issues with you by telephone or Zoom. Any queries please contact Lauren Chambers, Kayleigh Dowty or Sarah Rebello on 01323 875050 or

Family - Our Family department at Barwells would wish to reassure you that we are still here for you in these very difficult times. We offer you initial free consultations by telephone and continuing as ever to advise and assist you whether it’s your relationship breaking down or you are having difficulty having contact with your children. We receive regular updates from the Judiciary who are a key service as are we and will continue to support the needs of families. If you are in an abusive relationship or thinking you have to wait for all this to be over until you can move on with your life let us assure you that it is still possible now.

Please either telephone (01323 875027) or email us in the first instance with your enquiry and we will arrange a confidential telephone appointment to call you back.

Conveyancing  - Our Conveyancing Teams have been set up to operate remotely from home.  All of us are contactable by telephone and by email. We are continuing to work on all existing cases and we will act on new cases and see all cases through to completion.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us.

Commercial – Barwells’ Commercial Department has been able to adapt by using existing IT systems and paperless technology to ensure the department is well positioned to still serve our clients. Notably we have received a number of enquires seeking advice on force majeure clauses within contracts that may potentially allow the client to renege on or delay its contractual obligations.  The Solicitors and Support Staff within the department continue to work remotely in order to limit face to face contact however remain contactable by email ( and telephone (01323 875024) throughout normal business hours.

Personal Injury – At this challenging time for all we want to provide reassurance that the Barwells Personal Injury team are fully operational with our staff having resources and support to work from home.

We will continue to provide a high quality service to all of our Clients. Our specialist Personal Injury lawyers are here to make things easier for you and your family. We have helped many thousands of people with their personal injury claims and we understand that compensation is only part of the story. We can help with providing the rehabilitation care and support that you might need.

We recommend you choose an established expert local lawyer to act for you. Our team includes a Solicitor and Barrister both of whom have more than 25 years of experience in dealing with personal injury and medical negligence claims.

We understand that accidents can be traumatic experiences and here at Barwells we are ready and waiting to help you.The majority of our cases go ahead on a no-win no fee basis

At this difficult time all you have to do is call our claims helpline on 0800 3163555 or email and we will let you know how to arrange a free initial consultation.



Thank you for your understanding, on behalf of all at Barwells we extend our very best wishes for your health and wellbeing.


Our Accreditations

  • Conveyancing Quality
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Lexcel
  • Barnardo's
  • Cancer Research
  • st wilfreds hospice - august 2018

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Barwells Open During the 3rd Lockdown

Posted on January 5, 2021

With the whole country under strict lockdown restrictions, we wanted to take the opportunity to confirm that we are still OPEN and our team of experts are ready and waiting to provide you with tailored legal advice and support. We are taking appointments for telephone and virtual consultations and will be happy to discuss these arrangements with you.

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Posted on November 5, 2020

Barwells will continue to provide our clients with an uninterrupted service during the 2nd lockdown.

Existing clients can contact their solicitor by telephone or by email.

New enquiries and appointments can be made through our website, or by email, or by telephone.

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Employment Advice

Posted on October 30, 2020

In these uncertain times you may find yourself faced with an employment issue or redundancy situation. If you need advice regarding your employment or a settlement agreement signed off by a relevant independent advisor, which is required by law for it to be legally binding, please do not hesitate to contact our Litigation department on 01273 582271 or email us at to speak to one our friendly team to see if we can assist you.

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Posted on October 5, 2020

The current situation is nothing if not complicated, however, I will try and set out a summary of where we appear to be now and where we appear to be heading.
The first thing to keep in mind is that England and Wales are now on slightly different systems. Wales has already introduced a requirement for a 6 months’ notice period. Notice periods in England were still, at the time of writing this, 3 months. This had been the case for all notices that were served on or after 26th March 2020; however on 29th August 2020 the notice period extended to 6 months for
most notices. This is intended to ensure that tenants are not made homeless over the winter period.

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