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Abbie Payne

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Abbie Payne


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Abbie graduated from Portsmouth University with a 2.1 Law Degree LLB (Hons) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Abbie is experienced in all aspects of residential property transactions and has developed a breadth of knowledge of the local property market built through close connections with local agents and developers. By nurturing close relationships with her clients, Abbie has established a wide client base amassed from recommendations and referrals over the years.


Organisation and time keeping are of vital importance to Abbie and are fundamental to this type of work. She prides herself in her clear communication with clients and is able to explain often complicated legal topics in simple, plain-English.


Abbie takes a proactive approach to her work, understanding the importance of keeping people updated at all relevant stages and acting promptly to manage goals and expectations. Abbie also understands the stresses and complexities of moving home and ensures her clients are provided with a clear understanding of the process at the outset and throughout the transaction. Abbie is available to her clients and works hard to ensure the best outcome for them in her aim to deliver an excellent service.

Abbie always responded effectively and promptly to my queries/concerns.  She has a positive, friendly attitude as she guided me through my first solo property sale/purchase.  Thank you Abbie.

Very happy with Hart Reade.  Previously used for ‘grant of probate’ and already have an appointment made to arrange new Wills for my husband and I.

Abbie was brilliant!  Very efficient and excellent communication.

Abbie was fantastic.  Great communication and dealt with everything efficiently.

From start to finish I was impressed by Abbie’s professionalism and speed of response.

Abbie was absolutely fantastic – incredibly efficient, helpful and friendly.  We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, especially for our first home purchase.  Thank you Abbie!

We received excellent service throughout the whole process of selling our flat.  Any queries were dealt with efficiently and without delay.  Thank you.

Abbie was very helpful and was happy to explain anything we were unsure about.

Hart Reade have been our family solicitors for many years, during which time they have always been extremely helpful, polite, professional and most of all always with a smile.

Abbie has been very helpful right through the procedure.  Thank you.

I always receive a prompt response to queries.  If Abbie is not in her office another member of the team will reply, which is very reassuring.

Abbie was fantastic from start to finish in what can be a very stressful process.  Would highly recommend.

“I have moved several times in my life and I can honestly say that my last move, handled by Hart Reade was by far and away been the most stress free. I was kept advised every step of the way and the whole matter was dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. I would recommend Hart Reade to anyone; they are a pleasure to do business with.”

“Acting on my mothers behalf (with full P.of.A), I had every confidence in Abbie, who is an extremely helpful, competent and personable solicitor and an asset to Hart Reade. Coming into the Polegate office is also a pleasure, thanks to your most friendly welcoming receptionists. Thank you.”

“Abbie provided exceptional service. It was a protracted conveyancing, due to other parties involved. She kept me informed, responded extremely promptly to communication and was proactive in taking things forward and finding solutions. I felt able to raise queries with her, confident that she would be willing to help.”

Excellent service, well spotted in regards to the deed problem.

Abbie acted on our behalf when my wife and I purchased our flat and again when we sold the flat. Everything was carried out in a professional manner. We had no problems.

Abbie was a pleasure to deal with, any queries were dealt with quickly and we were kept up to date all the way through.

Very helpful re our home sale/purchase.

Abbie was friendly and approachable at all times. Gave reassurance when dealing with the sale of the property.

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