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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.


The safety of our clients and staff continues to be our number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have followed Government guidance and carried out a risk assessment. We will adhere to recommended social distancing and hygiene, cleaning and hand-washing procedures to ensure the well-being of our staff and all those visiting our offices.

New Enquiries & Appointments

New enquiries can be made by telephone, or through this website, or by email.

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

Telephone and video call appointments may be necessary where staff are working from home.


Wills/Power of Attorney - we normally love to meet our clients face to face but where possible we’re 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. Where possible 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 and we can see clients through pre-booked appointments. 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.


You can still contact our offices in the following ways:


Eastbourne: 01323 411505

Seaford: 01323 899331

Hailsham: 01323 814010

Newhaven: 01273 514213

Peacehaven: 01273 582271



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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