James Fletcher

Specialist areas of expertise

  • Residential Property both Leasehold and Freehold
  • Transfers of Equity and Re-Mortgages
  • New Build Property


James graduated from Southampton University with an LLB (Hons).  James went on to study at the College of Law Guildford obtaining a distinction.  He qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and has been working in the Hailsham area since shortly after qualification.

James joined Hart Reade in 2017 after a period of paternity leave and works from the Hailsham office.


James’ strengths lie in building good relations with all parties involved in a transaction. He believes strongly in keeping everyone up-to-date with progress.

James also works methodically to ensure matters are progressed as efficiently as possible.


James prides himself on providing cost effective solutions to his clients’ specific needs. He is prepared to look at situations logically and vary from the standard course of action where the situation requires.

James understands that legal jargon can be unclear and frustrating.  He uses plain English and is happy to discuss any points which are not clear.


“Very reassuring during time of great uncertainty and unfamiliarity as first time buyers.”

“Very good service would recommend.”

“James was very easy to discuss matters with and dealt with all aspects of our move.”

“Very good service, would recommend.”

“James gave me a first class service and I am very happy with the service that they provided thank you.”

“James always had time to see me, even at short notice to put my mind at ease. He was very approachable and showed compassion when talking with me. Kept me well informed throughout the whole procedure. Vicki also played a part. Everyone in the office were friendly and a credit to Hart Reade.”

“James was very efficient and a pleasant person to deal with. Excellent service. Thank you.”

“James was a pleasure to speak to when a problem occurred in the initial chain, he explained matters to me in a very clear but concise way, was efficient. I would most definitely recommend Hart Reade to anyone.”

“Pleased with the service provided by Hart Reade, Hailsham.”

“Excellent service, more than satisfied with all at Hart Reade.”

“Both James and his secretary were extremely good and patient! Both were very helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble. Thank you.”

“We would like to both thank Laura and James for the courteous and efficient way they handled our affairs. ”

“Good friendly service provided. No chasing required, information from Hart Reade.”

“We wouldn’t use anyone else, Hart Reade are the best in our opinion.”

“Aspects of the transaction required original thought. James was a good listener, efficiently identifying a solution. Communications were at all times informal, professional and to the point. I’m totally satisfied with the outcome and the process of achieving it.”

“I always found James very approachable, friendly and helpful. He was very efficient at solving any problems.”

“Remarkable service, thank you for all your help and making our move smooth.”

“It was a pleasure to deal with such accommodating people.”

“A very efficient service provided by James and colleagues thank you.”

“The work done by my solicitor was very efficient and extremely thorough with rapid responses and explanations.”

“We have used Hart Reade for three house purchases. Always first class service. Friendly, helpful and approachable. Special thanks to James Fletcher he’s a star!”

“10/10 thank you for all your help. Top firm.”

“James was very approachable and always made time for us. Everything was well explained and we were able to communicate effectively through all channels as appropriate. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”

“I was very pleased with everything, thank you.”

“James was very professional and approachable and we always felt he had our best interests at heart. During what was at times a very frustrating and prolonged transaction. When we spoke he was always cheerful and had a good sense of humor. A pleasure to work with – we cannot thank him enough.”

“A huge thank you to James and Julie. We had to overcome a lot of hurdles from a number of parties within our chain, James was always available to help with any questions we had and dealt with those issues as soon as they arose. Thank you for everything, will be using you in the future and will recommend to friends and family.”

“Really great service as always, and not out to just take your money like a lot of firms.”

“I have worked with James and Julie on 2/3 house conveyances and have been very happy in my dealings with the both of them.”

“Always very approachable and quick to respond to questions.”

“I was very happy with the service I received and found the help and advice given excellent.”

“First class service 100% happy. All staff extremely helpful and approachable.”

“Just that all involved made a difficult time much easier so thank you for being so professional and prompt.”

“I am extremely happy with the conveyancing service received from Mr James Fletcher and team. All my questions and those of the buyers were answered promptly and satisfactory. Excellent service thank you. ”

“Very happy with the service provided by your company. James made a stressful process a lot easier.”

“James was excellent and very approachable throughout. Both he and his secretary Julie responded to calls and emails promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.”

“James and Julie were very helpful.”

“Beyond the service that was required, very approachable and at times reassuring during a very difficult time. 100% would recommend to anyone.”

“Fantastic service throughout whole process. Communication was great on all levels. The whole team were amazing, polite and friendly. Will definitely use again.”

“It was so nice to have our matter dealt with in a professional, rather than formal way because matters of law are inherently scary and formality makes it even more so. You were efficient and friendly which was brilliant. Thank you.”

“James and his team were so very helpful and proactive. Quick responses with queries I had. Polite, honest and hardworking. By far the best solicitors I have had to have dealings with.”

“James and Julie were very helpful”.

“No hesitation in using your services again”.

“Excellent, professional service from James as usual.  Many thanks”.

“Have not had a vast experience of solicitors offices, but found Hart Reade particularly welcoming and friendly.  All our conversations were positive and succinct and my queries always answered promptly.  A very good service which helped guide me through the muddle of COP’s language, and a smooth conveyance”.

“Excellent company, could not fault you in any way”.

“Very pleased with the service we received”.

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

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

“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”.

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

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

“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”.

“All staff were very helpful and friendly”.

“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”.

“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.”

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