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Providing Legal Solutions Since 1957
Providing Legal Solutions Since 1957

Our mission is to enable our clients to focus on matters that are important to them by providing straight-talking and effective legal advice that helps our clients achieve their goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Whatever your legal issue may be, whether purchasing a property or preparing for a merger or acquisition, we understand that more often than not seeking legal advice means that you are likely in a stressful and important phase of your life or business. We therefore aim to provide advice that is reliable, effective and easily understood which allows you the freedom to think clearly and make informed decisions. We consider ourselves partners and trusted advisers to our clients that can guide you through the most stressful and important decisions in life.

Bennett Oakley Solicitors

Leading Sussex lawyers based in Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Brighton and London.

In an ever-changing legal landscape we offer our clients dependable and expert advice combined with an understanding and knowledge of our practice areas that is focussed upon achieving our client’s goals.

An employee owned business

Unlike many other law firms, Bennett Oakley is owned 100% by its employees. We are the first law firm in Sussex to become employee owned, giving our employee owners a direct stake–and-say in the business, as well as an equal share of profits. Research shows that employee owned businesses are more productive and profitable and have much higher levels of employee and customer satisfaction. Read more about us here.

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Legal services for Individuals

Services for Individuals

We offer a wide range of private client services. Our lawyers pride themselves on maintaining excellent standards while providing a friendly, approachable service, tailored to individual client’s needs.

We are on a first-name basis with most of our clients and they have direct access to their particular lawyer via phone or email. We value our long-standing relationships with Mid-Sussex individuals and families and we would be delighted to assist in advising you on your legal matter.

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Legal services for Business

Services for Business

In the fast changing, competitive world of business you need the services of a smart, pro-active and client-focused law firm to guide you through your legal matters and assist you in growing your business.

At Bennett Oakley our aim is to create long-lasting relationships with our business clients and celebrate in their ongoing success. We offer a full complement of business services to help you achieve your professional goals.

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Meet The Team

Our people

Our team of dedicated lawyers have over 200 years of combined experience in both provate and commercial law matters. We are local people with skills and experience matching big city firms and can therefore provide the expertise you need.

We are ably supported by other members of the team that support the lawyers with back-office administration or carrying other specialist activities.

Every single member of staff are responsible for ensuring the client receives the best possible advice and strives to achieve that for all clients.

Our staff are important. Our clients are equally important. Bennett Oakley looks after both.

What do people say about
Bennett Oakley?

When I knew that I needed the support of a lawyer to deal with my issue, I was extremely nervous as I did have a bad experience before, dealing with an Inheritance issue. However, I should have not worried. From the first call, James Leighton has been such a great support and replied to all communication within a couple of hours. His knowledge was invaluable, and I will most certainly recommend James and the entire staff at Bennett Oakley. Thank you so much for all your help and support James.

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