Hughes Solicitors
19 High Street
Heathfield
TN21 8LU

8:45am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(evenings and weekend
by prior appointment)

Hughes Solicitors
19 High Street
Heathfield
TN21 8LU

8:45am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(evenings and weekend
by prior appointment)

Anita Punyer joins Hughes Solicitors

Anita Punyer joins Hughes Solicitors

Please join us in welcoming Anita Punyer to our private client team. Anita is a probate manager and manages all aspects of estate administrations including the preparation of inheritance tax returns, applications for probate or letters of administration and the...

Are mirror wills right for you?

Are mirror wills right for you?

Mirror wills are a popular way to ensure that you or your partner are financially looked after when one of you passes away. Such wills involve you both leaving everything to each other when the first person dies or to your children (or other mutually agreed...

Christmas opening hours 2023

Christmas opening hours 2023

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Opening hours The office in Heathfield will be closed from 5pm on Friday 22 December 2023 to 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Please note that our final day for completions this year will be Wednesday 20 December....

Christmas celebrations 2023

Christmas celebrations 2023

The office is decorated ready for the festivities and we recently held our annual Christmas party – a highlight of our year. This year, we thought we would take our decorating to the next level and decided to learn a new skill. Expertly guided by the team at Highgate...

Considerations when buying a second home

Considerations when buying a second home

Nearly half a million people now own a second home in England after a surge of 50 per cent in the last decade, according to recent figures reported in The Telegraph newspaper. There are a number of reasons why you might want to purchase a second home: a private idyll...

Annual summer outing

Annual summer outing

One of our summer highlights is the annual team outing. After the adrenaline fuelled river antics last year, we opted for a more leisurely walk and afternoon tea this year. An opportunity for our hardworking team to relax and reflect on the year gone by. A big thank...

The use of wealth protection safeguards in a will

The use of wealth protection safeguards in a will

If you spend your life carefully amassing your wealth to ensure your loved ones have a financially stable future, it would be distressing to think that all your hard-fought gains could be swallowed up by inheritance tax, gambling debts, or a divorce settlement after...

Lexcel accreditation

Lexcel accreditation

We are delighted to receive the Lexcel quality assurance accreditation once again, having obtained an outstanding report. Lexcel is the Law Society’s quality mark for compliance and client care, and recognises the highest standards of internal management and client...

Legitimate costs of administering an estate

Legitimate costs of administering an estate

When someone dies, somebody will need to act as a personal representative and be in charge of dealing with the deceased person’s estate. A personal representative is known as an executor if the deceased person left a will, or an administrator if they did not. The role...

Erin Denness joins to lead the residential property team

Erin Denness joins to lead the residential property team

We are delighted to announce that Erin Denness has joined the team in Heathfield as a partner and head of our residential property department. Erin is a senior solicitor with over 15 years of experience in handling all types of residential property matters both for...

Coronation celebrations

Coronation celebrations

We’re joining with fellow Heathfield & Waldron businesses to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort on 6 May. The bunting is up and our staff have taken great pride in decorating our window with models of Buckingham Palace,...

Why you need a new will if you get married or divorced

Why you need a new will if you get married or divorced

Making a will is one of the most important tools available to ensure you can leave your possessions to the people of your choosing.  Without a will in place your estate will be allocated according to the strict rules of intestacy which may not reflect your wishes....

Buying property in a retirement village

Buying property in a retirement village

The popularity of retirement villages is on the rise in the UK, with 70,000 people currently residing in such developments in Britain, according to recent reports. Leanna Byrne, a property law solicitor at Hughes Solicitors in Heathfield, outlines the pros and cons of...

Hughes Solicitors hits 10,000 case milestone

Hughes Solicitors hits 10,000 case milestone

This week, Hughes Solicitors has taken on its 10,000th new matter since the firm opened in April 2009. Despite the disruption of the past few years, Hughes Solicitors has gone from strength to strength. This milestone marks a huge achievement for the team and reflects...