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Kingsfords is a well-established law firm with a strong reputation for providing carefully tailored and straightforward legal advice to individuals, families and businesses in Kent.

We have a wealth of combined expertise among our time, which we use to provide legal advice and support on a wide range of personal and commercial matters.

Our Hythe office is located on Hythe High Street and is easily accessible, no matter what method you choose to visit us. We also have two offices in Ashford and one in Cranbrook.

To speak to a member of the team in Hythe, please use the contact details below. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question by filling out the form on the right hand side of the page.

Hythe Office158A High Street ,Hythe ,Kent ,CT21 5JR,1.0899939,16.51z14
    • Kingsfords Solicitors
      • 158A High Street
      • Hythe
      • Kent
      • CT21 5JR
      • 01303 268775

    Opening Hours

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Our legal services for you

    Residential property

    If you’re looking to buy, sell, or complete any other transaction related to residential property, it pays to have the advice and guidance of experienced conveyancing solicitors. After all, your home is likely to be your most valuable asset.

    Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Hythe can work alongside you, providing straightforward advice and guidance that will ensure you complete your property transaction with minimal fuss.

    Our expertise in residential property matters includes:

    • Sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties
    • Mortgages
    • Extending or altering leases
    • Rights to buy freehold
    • Rights to manage freehold/common parts
    • Tenancy agreements
    • Negotiating covenants and rights
    • Commonhold

    As a firm, our residential conveyancing solicitors’ expertise has been recognised by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

    French property

    In addition to our traditional residential conveyancing services, we can also advise on French property transactions. Our service in this niche area is perfectly suited to anyone who has little experience with the French legal system, as well as those who have previously completed several French property transactions in the past.

    Our French property solicitors in Hythe can advise on:

    • Purchases and sales of existing or new-build residential property in France
    • Pre-purchase advice and post-purchase issues
    • Assistance in transfer of assets following divorce, relationship breakdown or death
    • Assistance with cross-border family law issues, including minor children or incapacity of adults
    • Advice on French inheritance law, including French wills
    • Contentious advice and commercial property in collaboration with our French correspondent
    • Services for French citizens and companies in the UK

    Our team can also support French companies who are developing their business in the UK, working alongside our commercial law team.

    Divorce and Family

    We understand that family law issues and relationship breakdown can be difficult to manage, as they often come with added emotional difficulties.

    Our family law solicitors in Hythe will take the time to carefully listen to your personal situation and the outcome you would like to achieve so that they can provide sensitive, tailored advice that maximises the chances of a positive outcome.

    Our expertise in this area includes:

    As a firm, we are accredited by the Law Society for Children Law.

    Wills & Probate

    Making a Will and setting out your plans for the future helps to ensure that your loved ones will be properly looked after when you are no longer around. If you need support with creating or amending a Will, or you need legal guidance acting as the executor of an estate, our Wills and probate solicitors in Hythe are on hand to lend their support.

    Our Wills and probate expertise includes:

    • Wills & Inheritance Tax Planning
    • Trusts
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Court of Protection Matters
    • Probate & Estate Administration
    • Advice for Older Clients
    • Living Wills (Advanced Directives)

    Employment for individuals

    Having to deal with an issue at work, such as a dispute over a contract or a pay dispute, can be incredibly stressful, which is why prompt legal advice is essential.

    Our employment law solicitors in Hythe appreciate that challenging an employer can be a very daunting prospect. As such, we can provide robust representation and comprehensive legal guidance to ensure that your employment rights are protected and that you achieve the best possible outcome.

    Our employment law expertise includes:

    • Breach of Contract
    • Disciplinary Procedures
    • Dismissals
    • Employment Tribunal Claims
    • Employment Termination
    • Employee Benefits and Incentives
    • Equal Pay Disputes
    • Gross Misconduct/Misconduct
    • Maternity Rights
    • Redundancy
    • Settlement Agreements
    • Sex Discrimination
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Suspensions
    • TUPE Transfers
    • Unfair Constructive Dismissals
    • Unfair Dismissals
    • Warnings
    • Wrongful Dismissals

    Personal Injury

    If you have suffered a personal injury that was not your fault or can be proved that it was caused by the negligence of someone else, it can be very upsetting and difficult to deal with.

    Our personal injury solicitors in Hythe have an established history of achieving successful results for clients who have suffered personal injuries. We make sure to take a proactive approach to all types of claims and can offer various funding options that are well suited to various scenarios.

    Our personal injury expertise includes:

    • High value road traffic accidents
    • Accidents in the workplace, in the street or elsewhere
    • Medical negligence
    • Psychological trauma

    Litigation and Disputes

    Legal disputes don’t always have to end up with closely fought court proceedings. On the contrary, if the right approach is taken, the majority of legal disputes can be settled outside of court, which will usually be much more cost effective and straightforward.

    Our litigation solicitors in Hythe can work alongside you, providing tailored advice and guidance in relation to any legal disputes you may find yourself involved in. We can help to negotiate and settle a wide range of different claims and, if settling out of court is simply not possible, we can also tirelessly fight your corner to achieve the best result.

    Our dispute and litigation services include:

    • Contested probate actions
    • Landlord and Tenant disputes
    • Property disputes (including boundaries, easements (i.e. rights) and covenants)
    • Negligence and nuisance claims
    • Professional negligence
    • Housing and disrepair claims
    • Company and partnership disputes
    • Breach of contract claims
    • Insolvency and debt
    • Debt recovery

    Our legal services for your business

    Commercial property

    For any business, commercial property is likely to be a hugely valuable asset. This means that legal advice over commercial property matters is invaluable.

    Our commercial property solicitors in Hythe can provide your business with bespoke commercial property advice that gives you the platform to realise your wider commercial goals.

    We have expertise in:

    • Sales and purchases (including developments)
    • Mortgages
    • Leases, tenancies and licences
    • Options, conditional contracts and overage
    • Planning agreements
    • Rights and easements

    Business sales and purchases

    If your business is planning to grow through acquisition or you have plans to arrange an exit sale, you will need to make carefully prepared plans with thorough legal advice.

    For these types of commercial transactions, our commercial law solicitors in Hythe can carefully tailor their advice to deal with the negotiation process and any additional paperwork.

    Our expertise includes:

    • Limited companies
    • Firms
    • Partnerships
    • Franchises
    • Pubs, hotels, care homes, restaurants, services
    • Retail
    • Agricultural
    • Manufacturing/industrial

    Company law

    At some point, every business is likely to face a challenge or complication that requires the support of specialist commercial law solicitors. Where this happens, it’s incredibly important to have strong foundations in place and to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

    Our commercial law solicitors in Hythe deal with the following company matters:

    • Company formations
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Company sales and purchases
    • Resolutions
    • General company law

    Employment for businesses

    Employment law can quickly become very complicated, even in situations where your business may have simply had the best intentions.

    Our Hythe employment solicitors can work closely with your business, ensuring that your responsibilities as an employer are fulfilled, as well as advising on potential disputes that may have arisen with your employees.

    Our employment law expertise includes:

    • Breach of contract
    • Disciplinary procedures
    • Dismissals
    • Employment tribunal claims
    • Employment termination
    • Employee benefits and incentives
    • Equal pay disputes
    • Gross misconduct/misconduct
    • Maternity rights
    • Redundancy
    • Settlement agreements
    • Sex discrimination
    • Sexual harassment
    • Suspensions
    • TUPE Transfers
    • Unfair constructive dismissals
    • Unfair dismissals
    • Warnings
    • Wrongful dismissals

    Litigation and disputes

    Disputes involving your business, which could be external or internal, can severely disrupt your commercial activities and provide unnecessary disruptions.

    Our dispute resolution solicitors in Hythe have a wealth of combined experience in relation to resolving disputes involving businesses and can advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective approach for dealing with your conflict.

    Our expertise in this area includes:

    • Commercial litigation
    • Arbitration and mediation
    • Director and shareholder disputes
    • Company and partnership disputes
    • Landlord and tenant disputes 
    • Professional negligence
    • Breach of contract claims
    • Claims against company directors
    • Insolvency
    • Debt recovery
    • Defamation and privacy law

    How to reach our Hythe office

    Reach us by car

    Our Hythe office is within walking distance of Mount Street Car Park, as well as The Paddocks Car Park.

    Reach us by bus

    We are just a short walk away from Douglas Avenue bus stop, which is served by the numbers 10, 10A, 16, 16A, 16B, 18, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 111.

    Reach us by train

    Sandling train station is around a ten-minute drive away from our office.

    Plan your journey

    You can plan your journey to our Hythe office here.


    At Kingsfords, we endeavour to make our services as accessible as possible for all of our clients, no matter what their circumstances might be. If you have any specific requirements that would help to make your experience with us more comfortable, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We can then make appropriate arrangements for how we can best accommodate you.

    Local legal resources for Hythe, Kent

    Ashford Tribunal Hearing Centre

    Located in the County Square Shopping Centre close to both of our Ashford offices, this court deals with matters including employment claims.

    Find details for Ashford Tribunal Hearing Centre here.

    Canterbury Combined Court Centre

    Located in nearby Canterbury, this court hears cases related to civil claims, insolvency, divorce and child arrangements.

    Find details for Canterbury Combined Court Centre here.

    Shepway Citizens Advice

    Shepway Citizens Advice offers basic advice for a range of issues for people in the local area. It is located in nearby Folkestone.

    Find details for Shepway Citizens advice here.