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James Fletcher

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James Fletcher

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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.  He was appointed as a Partner in November 2020.


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.

James and Vicki made everything simple and straightforward. Friendly, approachable and efficient. Vicki was extremely efficient and always had all the right information to hand and always got back to you to answer any questions very promptly. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. A job well done, the two of them.

James and Vicki were extremely helpful, friendly and professional at all times. We felt that we were kept up to date with progress but without being bombarded constantly with information. Everything was dealt with efficiently and we would not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you.

James was very professional and helpful. There were long delays due to slowness on the part of the local authority involved and the vendors solicitors but I was kept informed.

James Fletcher was outstanding in his capacity as our Conveyance Solicitor during the tricky process of selling our property.  He put in long hours, always explained clearly how best to overcome problems that arose and was always approachable.  His Assistant, Vicki, was also superb and professional.

The whole transaction was dealt with very efficiently and James was very pleasant and approachable at all times.

Very helpful and James and Vicki were always on hand with advice, very satisfied.

We would only ever use James. His service provided was excellent.

A special thank you to Vicki Selden who provided me with excellent service.

I found James to be very helpful and approachable.  Excellent service throughout.

Very pleased with the way our first house purchase was handled!

This was the 6th house move over a 56 year period and without a doubt the legal side was the most efficient we have experienced.

Thanks for James and Vicki’s help with the purchase of the land we recently completed on.  They were both extremely helpful and approachable.

James is the ultimate professional.  Entirely customer focused and approachable.  His calm manner helps to avoid potential stress arising.  He is superbly supported by Vicki.  No hesitation in recommending.

Not having moved for over 30 years we were a bit apprehensive but everything was made very clear and understandable in plain English.

Both James and all staff were excellent.

Everyone we met at the firm was pleasant and approachable.

I found all staff approachable and friendly.  James was always very helpful and friendly.

I have and will continue to highly recommend James.  He was brilliant and very helpful and prompt in responding to my emails.

James as always, professional, approachable, always communicative.

Just to say that James and his colleague were a pleasure to deal with.  Prompt, courteous and approachable.

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Vicki Selden