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 an Associate in May 2019.


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.

We have found Mr Fletcher to be a breath of fresh air as a solicitor. He has been very approachable, efficient and thorough. Communication has been excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hart Reade.”

“James was absolutely brilliant, thoughtful, understanding, empathetic whilst still remaining very professionally. Thank you so much. Thanks also to Vicki.”

“Very happy with service provided. Have used Hart Reade many times and will continue to do so if necessary.”

“Just to say James is far more approachable than a lot of Solicitors I have dealt with. Well done and thank you for all the work your firm did, went well and beyond what a lot of other firms would so without extra cost.”

“I am very happy with the service – James and Vicki have been very good and communication was not an issue. Thank you James and Vicki.”

“Helpful and supportive in difficult circumstances.”

“James was very prompt to get back to me and considerate of my personal circumstances.”

“I found James very approachable and friendly. James was very thorough and kept me up to date with everything. James always made himself available and put my mind at ease when going through a very stressful period. Everybody at Hart Reade, from Receptionists to James and Vicki were very friendly and helpful and I can not thank them all enough for all their help and support. Many thanks to you all.”

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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Support staff

Vicki Selden