About Gaby Hardwicke - award-winning Sussex law firm
Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors is a leading Sussex law firm with offices in Hastings, Bexhill, Cooden and Eastbourne. We were awarded the title ‘Regional Law Firm of the Year’ for 2011 by the publishers and readers of Finance Monthly. We provide a wide range of legal services for businesses and individuals, which includes:
- Company and commercial law
- Property law
- Wills, trusts, probate and lasting powers of attorney
- Trade marks
- Employment law
- Commercial dispute resolution
- Corporate finance
- Family law
- Personal injury
Dr Frederick Goodwin founded the firm in Hastings in 1889 and was joined in practice by Ralph Gaby three years later. Goodwin retired from the partnership in 1894 and Gaby continued alone until Allen Hardwicke became a partner after the First World War and the firm’s title altered accordingly.
Gaby Hardwicke has grown substantially since those early years. To learn about the firm’s history and its development visit our 125th year section.
Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors today
Today Gaby Hardwicke retains the values of its 19th-century founders Frederick Goodwin and Ralph Gaby, who instilled the pursuit of excellence, a caring approach and the provision of fast, effective legal advice at the core of the firm’s philosophy. However we also pride ourselves on innovation and have stayed at the forefront of new legal developments. In March 2011, for example, Gaby Hardwicke made legal history as the first law firm to serve a court summons via Facebook.
(Visit our News section to read about the photo at the top of this page.)