Girlings Solicitors is an established and well-respected Kent law firm, serving individuals and businesses in London and the South East from our three offices in AshfordCanterbury, and Herne Bay.

Our lawyers and legal advisers are all acknowledged experts in their specific fields of law. Find out more about our Personal Law and Business Law services below and why you should choose Girlings Solicitors.

Personal Law

Solutions for people and property

Our Personal Law experts help individuals, families and business owners plan effectively for their future. They advise on matters such as Wills, estates, Inheritance Tax and LPAs, as well as family law and residential property.

For personal injury and medical negligence claims, our sister company Girlings Personal Injury Claims are no-win no-fee specialists based in Canterbury.

Business Law

Keeping businesses on track

Our Business Law solicitors and legal experts are trusted advisers to businesses throughout Kent and the South East. They work closely with businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors which include agricultural, manufacturing and property development, among others.

They offer expert advice on matters such as employment law, commercial property, corporate and commercial issues, dispute resolution and debt recovery.

Why choose Girlings Solicitors?

Clear-cut legal advice

Each of our senior advisers typically has over 15 years’ experience. Our clients benefit from a combination of high-quality advice, excellent service, and our friendly, approachable culture.

Our reputation ensures that we attract the best talent, and we regularly invest in senior hires to develop our practice and deepen our expertise. It’s our people that make us different from other law firms - bright, friendly and down-to-earth people who focus on delivering effective advice based on your specific needs at a fair and transparent price.

We work hard to build good client relationships, and 99% of our survey respondents say they are happy with our services. We are also Lexcel accredited, which is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and client care.

All members of the team at Girlings were very helpful at all times. 

Charlotte and her team were understanding and efficient and I felt like I was dealing with a friend not a business partner. Mr Lloyd

The level of service was excellent from start to finish. Mr Duong and Mrs Kelly

It was extremely convenient having the conveyancing, and the calculation of capital gains tax by the tax expert, Joanne Beale, done in one place. Everything proceeded smoothly and efficiently in a short space of time. Residential Property Seller - Canterbury

You are wonderful, thank you. Love your firm of solicitors. Well done.  Director - Retail

The service you provided was outstanding. Always so helpful, extremely professional yet still maintained a human touch and explained the stages in a way that I could understand clearly. Thank you for making the process very easy for us, I know you did so much behind the scenes, and if ever needed, I would use your services again in a heartbeat. Managing Director, Business Supplies Specialist

I’m very happy with your extremely high standard of advice and professionalism. City of London Equity Broker.


I have worked with Chris over the past two years when he has helped me with the acquisition of a number of companies and businesses that have been absorbed into Hearbase Ltd. He has been invaluable in helping us navigate our way through the acquisition process, educating us where necessary and dealing with business owners and their advisors and building a robust framework around the acquisition to ensure a painless transition. This is always managed with a good humoured and pragmatic manner. Chris and his team have a modern and refreshingly straightforward approach to complex issues and I cannot underestimate the value of having an expert like Chris on your team. I will not hesitate to involve Chris in any future Hearbase acquisition and I recommend him without reservation to any prospective client. Mark Scutchings, Managing Director of Hearbase Limited

When I first called Girlings, I really wasn't sure whether licensing or franchising was best for my business. During the initial discussion Chris and Nathan asked all the right questions to get an in depth understanding of what I do. They listened intently, commented enthusiastically and then explained all my options clearly. After the decision was made to franchise, they guided me patiently through every aspect of the process and this resulted in a highly bespoke franchise agreement. I'm pleased to say, in 10 months I now have 4 franchisees established, with 2 more about to start. Deborah Salsbury, The Reading Doctor

I found Chris Brightling easy to work with as well as extremely professional, efficient and commercially aware. As a result the restructuring and subsequent sale went smoothly and was far less of a challenge than we thought at first it would be. Matthew Hill, Managing Director of Obart Pumps

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