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  • Hart Reade Solicitors, specialists in personal legal services and business law.


“We were extremely happy with the service we got.  Alison Dole was brilliant.  Wouldn’t hesitate to use your company again – thank you”.
23 January 2018

“Friendly and professional service”.
18 January 2018

“Excellent service at all times”.
18 January 2018

“Both sale and purchase were dealt with very efficiently and I found Abbie easily approachable with any query.  Excellent service.  Very many thanks”.
16 January 2018

“Would also like to thank Helen Hatcher for all her work in this matter”.
16 January 2018

James and Julie – were brilliant – always called back if needed.  Gave all information needed.  Very professional but friendly”.
11 January 2018

“Always kept well informed of progress of the process of the estate.  Ms Hobden was always approachable and available when I needed to contact her”.
9 January 2018

“I have always used Hart Reade for my legal affairs.  This experience has served to maintain my trust and belief in your company and it’s employees.  Thank you for such excellent service, and being so approachable in sometimes confusing and difficult matters”.
3 January 2018

Abbie was a pleasure to represent us in buying/selling our properties.  If we called she would always ring us back, answered any worries we had, she was an absolute delight”.
3 January 2018

Abbie was very helpful and answered all my queries in a timely manner”.
2 January 2018

“Very friendly service, many thanks”.
2 January 2018

“We were very appreciative of the prompt and efficient service which enabled the sale of the property to be completed over the Christmas period, to meet the purchaser’s timescale”.
2 January 2018

“I received an excellent service from both James and his assistant Julie”.
14 December 2017

“Thank you! Excellent service, quick, easy & efficient”.
8 December 2017

Angela Hobden is always helpful, personable and sensitive.  She is an asset to your practice”.
7 December 2017

“So pleased to have found Emma Langley.  Her calm approachable manner was just right to help me cope in very difficult and emotional circumstances.  I had every confidence in her professionalism and felt in safe hands”.
5 December 2017

“As usual Hart Reade provided excellent value for money.  Must be the 4th or 5th conveyance with them.  Nice to know as I’m abroad, that any nagging problem is dealt with”.
5 December 2017

“Very helpful and professional throughout a very distressing time for myself”.
29 November 2017

“As usual, Angela was sympathetic to my needs in regard to my Will.  The receptionist was warm and welcoming.  Paperwork clear and well presented.  Charges moderate.  Thank you”.
21 November 2017

“Very friendly and efficient service”.
21 November 2017

“Having moved to Eastbourne 18 months ago we were unsure which solicitors to use.  Your website looked good and we were not disappointed with the service received.  We would use you again.  Very professional”.
10 November 2017

“I enjoyed meeting Laura and felt very comfortable and at ease throughout the whole procedure of being instructed on all the matters involved.  A very pleasant young lady”.
9 November 2017

Emma Langley assisted in a patient, caring and friendly way at a time when I was vulnerable and unable to take things in.  She talked things through with us with her professional attitude so that we understood and put our minds at rest.  I would highly recommend Hart Reade in the future”.
7 November 2017

“I was made aware of options for my Will previously unknown to me, and am grateful”.
7 November 2017

“Excellent service”.
7 November 2017

“I received excellent professional, friendly help.  Would be most happy to recommend Hart Reade to friends, especially John Benson“.
6 November 2017

“Over this and other matters John has given good common sense advice”.
2 November 2017

“Very efficient and friendly staff”.
31 October 2017

“Excellent professional service”.
26 October 2017

“I have been very happy with Laura’s professional approach and overall demeanour.  My previous positive experience encouraged me to return when I needed home move conveyancing and now in preparing an updated Will.  Thank you very much!”.
25 October 2017

Angela was very helpful during a very difficult time”.
19 October 2017

“All very well handled professional and helpful with good follow-up.  Excellent administrative response as well, including on telephone”.
17 October 2017

Jacqueline Penfold was extremely helpful throughout the process”.
17 October 2017

“Great service and advice”.
16 October 2017

“Very satisfied with the service and might use your firm in other legal matters”.
12 October 2017

Neisha was superb at all times.  Efficient and kept me informed at all times during the difficult process”.
10 October 2017

“We received an excellent service from Angela Hobden in drawing up LPAs and new Wills for us.  She explained everything very carefully and gave us the confidence we needed that everything was correct”.
5 October 2017

“Information about the purchase was very thorough and clear”.
4 October 2017

“Was so happy with your firm, you all were so pleasant and quick to help.  Thank you all very much; and a big thanks to James as we were a hard one.  Massive 100/100, would use again”.
3 October 2017

“Thank you for your support and guidance throughout the conveyancing process”.
27 September 2017

“Excellent service”.
27 September 2017

“Thank you for your care and support during this difficult time”.
25 September 2017

“Special thanks to Helen Hatcher who showed efficient and understanding during a stressful period”.
20 September 2017

“Could not have asked for a better service”.
15 September 2017

Heather Smith was extremely knowledgeable about inheritance tax, which was exactly what I needed when making my new will”.
14 September 2017

“Very pleased with the efficient and friendly service.  I will continue to use your firm in the future when the need arises. Thank you”.
13 September 2017

“Very happy with the service.  Tina was very helpful and made the whole process for me very easy.  May I also say her team working with her as well were excellent”.
13 September 2017

“We were very surprised as to the ease of the whole process, and most thankful to John Benson“.
12 September 2017

Emma was brilliant all the way through.  She helped me through a difficult time.  Cheryl was equally efficient.  Maddie was also very helpful and friendly”.
4 September 2017

“Excellent service.  Everyone was most helpful and answered our queries”.
1 September 2017

Miss Langley provided a knowledgeable and efficient service in a most personable way”.
30 August 2017

“Very happy with the way Laura has dealt with the Administration of my late father’s estate.  Would highly recommend”.
30 August 2017

“I was extremely impressed.  I liked the use of email and online payment facility as this was very convenient to me”.
23 August 2017

“From the start to the completion, the process was dealt with in an efficient and yet most open and friendly manner.  In the meetings we had with Mrs Parr we were made abundantly clear of the facts involved, as well as our options, and the service rendered by her was second to none; a very knowledgeable and delightful lady and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in using her again as our lawyer”.
22 August 2017

“Everything was explained so clearly.  Excellent service”.
22 August 2017

Mrs Parr was thoroughly courteous and professional throughout.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to others”.
22 August 2017

“We were most happy with the service received”.
22 August 2017

Jacqueline was an absolute rock to me at a very traumatic time.  Her advice and support was invaluable”.
21 August 2017

“Brought relevant additional matters to our attention and supplied the information in an effective manner.”
21 August 2017

“We liked Jenny very much and she was so helpful dealing with our Wills”.
10 August 2017

“It was a pleasure to have Julie Taylor guide us through our first move in 53 years”.
4 August 2017

Neisha kept me informed throughout the conveyancing process, she was excellent to deal with.  Very polite & efficient at all times”.
2 August 2017

Jenny explained all the legal jargon to me in a way that was easily understood – for this – thank you.”
26 July 2017

Anna was very helpful and professional, and very pleasant to deal with”.
25 July 2017

“Everything was simple in process, efficiently carried out and entirely what we required.  Could not be bettered.”
24 July 2017

Emma provided an excellent service in the preparation of my Will.  I found her to be professional, friendly and patient.  She went out of her way to be helpful and had none of the snooty attitude of some solicitors I have used in the past.  I would be happy to recommend her to others and use her services in the future”.
24 July 2017

James did a great job.  He was responsive and explained in detail when necessary.  His diligence ensured I was appropriately protected and his good work allowed me to complete only 2 months after first seeing the property”.
21 July 2017

“Everyone was very helpful indeed.  Never give up the personal service.  Admin staff also very helpful.  Thank you all so much”.
20 July 2017

“I am always pleased to use your services.  You have never let me down!”.
19 July 2017

“We could not fault James at any time whilst dealing with him.  He remained calm, professional and approachable even when dealing with the other parties’ conveyancer”.
17 July 2017

“All staff were very helpful and friendly”.
13 July 2017

“We found Laura to be very pleasant and informative.”
11 July 2017

“I found James Fletcher and his assistant, Julie Taylor, extremely helpful and responsive to my requests.  It became quite stressful at times due to delays outside their control but they were extremely diligent in obtaining the necessary information.”
6 July 2017

Emma is a very approachable person and gave good advice whilst I was trying to make up my mind about how to approach the drawing up of my Will.”
5 July 2017

“I would like to give a big thank you to Anna for her patience and help that she gave me.  I am an 80 year old widow and it was the first time that I had sold a property.  Anna was always willing to answer any questions I may have and always returned phone calls promptly.”
4 July 2017

Jenny was very pleasant and dealt with our various questions regarding our Wills efficiently. We are more than happy with the service she provided from start to finish.”
30 June 2017

“We were impressed by Alison Dole in the way that she kept us fully informed and had such a calm efficient way of doing business.  Moving house is such a stressful time but Alison certainly came up trumps and we would recommend her to others.”
28 June 2017

“Friendly, relaxed and business like attention to my needs.  Thank you.”
27 June 2017

“We found the whole atmosphere in Meads Street so friendly and welcoming – Angela, Anna and Julia make it a pleasure to visit.”
23 June 2017

“From initial contact to the issue of final paperwork, everything went smoothly.”
22 June 2017

Emma was very good at simplifying legal matters.”
20 June 2017

Mrs Parr was always very helpful and efficient.”
12 June 2017

“A seamless process professionally carried out in a pleasant manner.”
9 June 2017

“Thank you for your work on this sale – very helpful during the whole process.”
7 June 2017

“Thank you for clear explanations and prompt action. Excellent service from Neisha.”
2 June 2017

“I would like to thank you for an excellent service. Making a new Will was made easy and professional.”
2 June 2017

Abbie Payne was approachable, supportive and dealt with all matters promptly. We would highly recommend Abbie and Hart Reade. Thank you Abbie.”
1 June 2017

“We were happy to instruct Hart Reade for a second time and would certainly recommend your services to others. Mrs Parr was very pleasant and helpful.”
1 June 2017

Neisha did very well in the short time available.”
30 May 2017

“We were very happy with the service. Abbie was always prompt to reply to our phone calls and emails. Thank you. ”
29 May 2017

“Fantastic service. One meeting with Carolyn and all work undertaken to wonderful conclusion. 100% recommendation to anyone. You wont get better service anywhere.”
23 May 2017

“We were very pleased to have met Laura and she explained everything we needed to know in simple and understandable ways, we felt very confident that she would handle our needs in the most suitable way for us and our requirements. Everything was handled very efficiently and promptly.”
23 May 2017

Neisha has been very helpful throughout.”
22 May 2017

“Very professional – always ‘on the ball’. Very good at explaining legal stuff in an ordinary fashion – user friendly! Splendid service (sic).”
19 May 2017

“An efficient and professional service that achieved the desired outcome, many thanks.”
17 May 2017

Abbie Payne dealt with the conveyancing of the sale of our house in an extremely efficient and professional manner, Abbie was always friendly and approachable when there was any query to be answered during the conveyancing process.”
16 May 2017

“I very much appreciated Ms Langley’s sensitivity.”
15 May 2017

“Thank you Laura for a professional service. My wife and I are happy that we now have this documentation in place – you made it so much simpler than we anticipated.”
15 May 2017

Neisha Taylor is very approachable and we have a good working relationship.”
10 May 2017

Laura combined professionalism with a most approachable manner. My father particularly appreciated her patience and the clarity of her explanations.”
9 May 2017

“We were very happy with the service provided.”
8 May 2017

“Your service was excellent, all questions were dealt with quickly and answered in a way that I could understand. Thank you.”
8 May 2017

Alison Dole was extremely professional, efficient and objective. I really appreciated her good communication and prompt responses to my questions/concerns.”
5 May 2017

“Excellent service, thank you both.”
4 May 2017

“Dear Andrew, I compliment you and your team on the successful sale of 4 flats, achieved despite a variety of unexpected complications.”
28 April 2017

“I was extremely impressed with how quickly the matter was resolved and the professional help I received in concluding the matter.”
28 April 2017

“Prompt, friendly and efficient service from everyone in the Mead’s office. I felt everything was clearly explained so that i understood what I was undertaking, why did I wait so long to make my Will? It was made easy for me. Thank you.
28 April 2017

“Everything was made very clear to us. Also we found kindness to us and our situation.”
24 April 2017

“I feel that all my options were properly explained to me.”
24 April 2017

“We required the services of two solicitors, one to sell our cousins flat and one to sort out her Will. Both ladies were approachable and did a very good job. We live 100 miles from Eastbourne but we were kept up to date with what was happening. Its been a very satisfactory worry free service.”
21 April 2017

“Both Mrs H and I were present at a meeting with Mr Pluck. We found him most amicable and informative on the subject in hand.”
20 April 2017

“I have always found Carolyn to be highly courteous and professional and would not hesitate to recommend her.”
20 April 2017

“Thank you for your flexibility on the day of the initial interview. Thank you for guiding me through the process, which I had put off for years! Wonderful, smooth, simple experience.”
18 April 2017

“All the staff at Hart Reade are helpful and friendly.”
18 April 2017

“We were very impressed with the service and information provided by Emma.”
10 April 2017

“I found the service friendly and helpful.”
10 April 2017

“Hart Reade were very approachable at every step of the process. We were very happy with the service they provided and would recommend them to friends and family.”
7 April 2017

“A special mention for Julie who was smart, efficient and had her finger on the pulse throughout the process.”
29 March 2017

“I have always found your personnel friendly, polite and willing to help, and knowledgeable. If I have any problems regarding property or Wills, I dash down to Hart Reade, or I know I can phone you (sic).”
27 March 2017

Anna was always helpful, professional and courteous – a pleasure to deal with.”
27 March 2017

“Excellent service and would use again.”
24 March 2017

“I am delighted with the service that Mrs Jenny Parr has given me. I would definitely recommend your company to family and friends.”
22 March 2017

Laura was very nice indeed and helped me a great deal, a pleasure to do business with her.”
21 March 2017

“We would like to thank Jenny Parr for the patience in explaining everything so well to us.”
20 March 2017

“I/We as a family have used Hart Reade over the past thirty years for both business and private use and are very happy to continue to do so. Thank you all.”
20 March 2017

Angela was very approachable, understanding and fulfilled all our legal requirements to a very high standard.”
16 March 2017

“One could not hope for a better professional service. Ms Mitchell showed kind understanding and was very helpful.”
16 March 2017

“During a difficult time everyone I dealt with was extremely kind but efficient.”
14 March 2017

“I am extremely pleased to have Angela Hobden as my solicitor.”
13 March 2017

“I have been delighted by the professionalism extended to me by Hart Reade and would have no hesitation in recommending their services in respect of the conveyancing and the managing of my fathers estate.”
2 March 2017

Karen made us feel at ease on our first meeting, Karen has a pleasant personality and understood exactly what we wanted. The various tasks given her were carried out efficiently and on time. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a good solicitor.”
2 March 2017

“Everything was explained in detail to me which was excellent, as my Will was not straight forward.”
 27 February 2017

Emma dealt with my request in an extremely efficient, pleasant and prompt way. Also I would like to thank her secretary who was also very pleasant and helpful.”
27 February 2017

Angela was most helpful – thank you.”
24 February 2017

Karen was very helpful in dealing with our Wills which we know were rather complicated. Her explanations of the more difficult aspects of our wishes were concise and clear.”
23 February 2017

Abbie Payne performed her role as my adviser and conveyancer in a most professional and helpful manner during a long and protracted purchase period during 2016/17 which eventually came to a happy conclusion.  I rate Ms Payne’s services very highly.  All my contact with H.R. Eastbourne has been positive, as a result I have decided to move all my legal affairs to H.R”.
23 February 2017

“Excellent and efficient service.”
16 February 2017

“What a lovely lady so approachable, made us feel such at ease straight away and throughout what was a daunting process. Explanation was clear and concise, made sure we understood the process. We did not feel rushed and had her undivided attention. Miss Emma Langley went above and beyond to make sure we had a good outcome. Thank you Miss Langley (sic).”
16 February 2017 

“I have found using your solicitors stress free and have always phoned back if I have needed to ask for any information.”
15 February 2017

“Great advice, reassuring, made everything comprehensible. Very professional and friendly to deal with!”
13 February 2017

“Everything handled expertly and efficiently.”
10 February 2017

“We were treated with respect and courtesy at all times. The service was professional at all times. We would highly recommend Hart Reade and use them again should the need arise.”
9 February 2017

“My mother was very happy with the service you provided and felt confident that her needs were being met in a kindly, informative and professional manner. Likewise, I found this to be the case in the service you provided subsequent to her death. With many thanks to Laura and best wishes.
7 February 2017

“I am quite happy with the whole procedure. I could not ask for more help or understanding.”
6 February 2017

“We were very happy with the smooth way that our purchase was concluded and for the help that Alison Dole gave to us at all times.”
2 February 2017

“I have been a client of Hart Reade since the early 70’s.”
2 February 2017

Angela Hobden dealt with our matter in a most competent, professional and efficient manner. Our experience was most pleasurable and we are grateful to her for bringing our matter to a very satisfactory conclusion.
1 February 2017

“I found Laura Mitchell helpful and easy to talk to. She was kind enough to visit my home and was always on time. I was with your firm when you were in North Street. I would be very pleased to recommend Hart Reade to others. All staff I spoke to were very polite.”
30 January 2017

I would like to thank Carolyn Richards and Lisa Swift for dealing with my case in a swift and professional manner, and I will come back to Hart Reade in the future when required.
27 January 2017

“We were very pleased with the service we received. We would certainly use Hart Reade again and would have no hesitation in recommending your company to family and friends.”
26 January 2017

Laura Mitchell was very helpful and kept us informed all along the way as executors.”
25 January 2017

“Everything carried out in a very friendly and efficient manner – many thanks!!”
24 January 2017

“I have recommended to a friend.”
20 January 2017

“All staff very social and pleasant.”
19 January 2017

“We had a few issues with the chain and lack of communication however Abbie always responded to emails with as much information she could provide us with.”
18 January 2017

“I was very pleased with everything that was dealt with – very pleasant staff. I have recommended my son, who is doing business with you and also friends. Thank you.”
18 January 2017

“Very friendly, efficient service.”
18 January 2017

“I am immensely grateful for all you have done. I could not have coped with it on my own.”
16 January 2017

“Everything was dealt with efficiently and speed. Thank you (sic).”
13 January 2017

“I found the Solicitor very approachable (Laura). I am ninety years old and very hard of hearing but she explained everything and helped me come to a decision.”
12 January 2017

Jenny Parr is also friendly and approachable.”
10 January 2017

“I found Karen extremely helpful in every way.”
6 January 2017

“Exceptional customer service from the first appointment with my father and sister in May 2015. Nothing has been too much trouble and Laura has always been very approachable and sympathetic. She could not have done more. Thank you so much.”
5 January 2017

Miss Langley was an extremely nice and professional lady. Precise and accommodating.”
3 January 2017

“Hart Reade quoted a fee and worked to that figure. As Executors, the quality of Hart Reade’s professional work was appreciated.”
3 January 2017

“We were extremely happy with the efficient, friendly and helpful service offered by Laura Mitchell when we updated our Wills.”
23 December 2016

“I was very satisfied with the overall conduct of both the sale of my old property and the purchase of my new property. Any questions were responded to promptly and dealt with very efficiently.”
23 December 2016

“We found Emma very supportive and understanding whilst dealing with issues arising from a difficult and distressing time.”
22 December 2016

“As always Angela was delightfully efficient and helpful. It always seems as though nothing is too much trouble.”
20 December 2016

Emma was very pleasant and efficient. Everything was explained clearly and our Wills drawn up without a problem. Thank you.”
20 December 2016

“Yes, I was in distress when I first met Karen as my husband had just died. She helped me so much. She was so helpful about getting forms in and even offered to come to me to collect if I was not able to leave the house. This wasn’t needed but was so kind.”
12 December 2016 

“Would be happy to recommend Hart Reade to friends and relations, thank you.”
12 December 2016

Jenny was very pleasant and took time to explain anything we weren’t sure about and gave us some good advice. Would most definitely recommend her to other people.”
6 December 2016

“I would like to pass on my thanks to Angela, for what I accept was a complicated Estate due to the number of investments. Her support was very welcome and I wish her well in the future.”
5 December 2016

“We were extremely pleased with your service to us during our move, everything was dealt with as quickly as possible, by very pleasant members of staff.”
1 December 2016




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