Gaby Hardwicke

About Gaby Hardwicke - a leading Sussex law firm

Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors is a leading Sussex law firm with offices in Hastings, Bexhill, Cooden and Eastbourne. We provide a wide range of legal services for businesses and individuals, which includes:

  • Company and commercial law
  • Conveyancing
  • Property law
  • Wills, trusts, probate and lasting powers of attorney
  • Trade marks
  • Employment law
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Corporate finance
  • Family law
  • Personal injury

Read about the cases and deals our Commercial team has recently handled.

Our history

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, its development and the people who made the firm what it is today visit our history 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. For example, Gaby Hardwicke made legal history as the first law firm to serve a court summons via Facebook, and we secured the first reported High Court injunction over the misuse of LinkedIn.