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Hart Brown is a leading law firm with offices throughout Surrey and in London.

We offer a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals.

With 17 partners, over 100 staff, 6 offices in Surrey and a reputation for delivering high quality service, Hart Brown is proud to have grown through recommendation and repeat business from loyal clients since it was established in 1919.

All our lawyers, solicitors and legal professionals are experts in their chosen field and fully up-to-date with the latest developments. Our teams work closely together to make sure that the service we deliver is fully integrated.

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Experts, who needs them? A Family solicitor’s view on pensions, divorce and experts

“People in this country have had enough of experts” – this was the comment reportedly made by Michael Gove, MP in June of last year. Unfortunately, couples…

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The falling house prices of Surrey

Following the recent publication of the RICS report that house prices were falling in certain pockets of the UK, our South…

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor ,

David Knapp

Family finances make divorce negotiations increasingly complex

Divorce rates are on the rise, according to the latest statistics, and with the increase in the value of family assets, couples should do more to face…

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The mortgage debate: the late 2000’s all over again?

Mortgage deals: a return to the late 2000s?   The great mortgage debate of the day arises yet again, are…

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor ,

David Knapp

Going Underground – Basement Excavations and Permitted Development Rights

Many planning authorities, particularly London boroughs, are having to deal with an increasing number of ‘digdowns’, as soaring house prices lead homeowners and developers to increase the…

Anne Bridger, Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor ,

Anne Bridger

Is Feudalism Really a Thing of the Past?

Legislation aims to keep up with growth and changes in society. In consequence it can be extensive. We have seen 31 Acts passed onto the UK statute…

John Guthrie, Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor ,

John Guthrie

Experts, who needs them? A Family solicitor’s view on pensions, divorce and experts

“People in this country have had enough of experts” – this was the comment reportedly made by Michael Gove, MP in June of last year. Unfortunately, couples…

Julian Waldon, Associate, Family Solicitor ,

Julian Waldon

The falling house prices of Surrey

Following the recent publication of the RICS report that house prices were falling in certain pockets of the UK, our South…

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor ,

David Knapp

Family finances make divorce negotiations increasingly complex

Divorce rates are on the rise, according to the latest statistics, and with the increase in the value of family assets, couples should do more to face…

Vanessa McMurtrie, Partner, Family Solicitor ,

Vanessa McMurtrie

The mortgage debate: the late 2000’s all over again?

Mortgage deals: a return to the late 2000s?   The great mortgage debate of the day arises yet again, are…

David Knapp, Partner, Head of Residential Property Solicitor ,

David Knapp

Going Underground – Basement Excavations and Permitted Development Rights

Many planning authorities, particularly London boroughs, are having to deal with an increasing number of ‘digdowns’, as soaring house prices lead homeowners and developers to increase the…

Anne Bridger, Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor ,

Anne Bridger

Is Feudalism Really a Thing of the Past?

Legislation aims to keep up with growth and changes in society. In consequence it can be extensive. We have seen 31 Acts passed onto the UK statute…

John Guthrie, Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property Solicitor ,

John Guthrie

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"Emily has an intimate knowledge of the complexities of enfranchisement law. I have found Emily's practical application of her experience in dealing with those matters (which she does with utter clarity) a real breath of fresh air."

Emily Fitzpatrick. Partner and Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement

"Dear Vanessa, I am very grateful that you were my solicitor for my divorce. You have such a talent for words and worded the most tricky letters with just the right tone to move things forward effectively. Thank you very much for your thoughtful advice, David, Michael and I benefit from it everyday."

Vanessa McMurtrie. Partner, Family

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Paul Grimwood. Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

"You have an excellent team of people who make sure they understand the needs of the client."

Nigel Maud. Partner, Commercial & Corporate

"I would say a big thank you to David Knapp and his team as our instruction was of an urgent nature and their efforts ensured that the purchase of our property was completed well within our required timescale."

David Knapp. Partner and Head of Residential Property

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