Partner, Private Client Services
Richard is a general practitioner covering a wide range of disciplines, including:
- Wills, probate and trusts
- Capital tax and estate planning
- Residential conveyancing
- Equity release
- Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection issues
Richard has been with Gaby Hardwicke since 1998 and became a Partner in 2004. He is a fluent French speaker, and is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and of Solicitors for the Elderly.
He is also the former President of the Bexhill Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the Hastings & District Law Society.
Tel: 01424 730 945
Fax: 01424 730 094
What his clients say
From the first moment we stepped into Gaby Hardwicke’s offices, it was clear that we were in a very friendly and professional place. Richard quickly put us at our ease and a most friendly rapport was immediately established. This set the hallmark for our ongoing relationship which, in turn, greatly facilitated the handling of our legal requirements.
All our needs and concerns were dealt with in a most efficient and professional manner. Moreover, it was reassuring to know that, at all times, any matter arising would be fully explained and dealt with in terms that were readily comprehensible to a layman. No actions were ever taken without client approval and at all times advice and recommendations, as to courses of action, were presented and discussed in both a relaxed and professional manner. Decision execution was also undertaken in a timely and effective fashion... It was a fortunate day when Sheila and I decided to place our legal affairs in the very capable hands of Gaby Hardwicke.
I just wanted to say how superbly you have conducted the meetings. I have been so impressed with your professional, considered and well-directed guidance and it has been much appreciated.
Neil Whitaker, APFS, Chartered Financial Planner, The Goodman Partnership
I would like to praise the professionalism and skill of Richard Ostle and Gaby Hardwicke's service generally. Richard has steered my family through a series of difficult, demanding and drawn-out estate issues, both with clear and sound guidance and drafting. A job well done - thank you.
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