Solicitors in Canterbury

Girlings is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Kent and started in 1881 when solicitor, Walter Hills, set up an office in Margate as a sole practitioner. 

Our Canterbury office

The Canterbury office opened 25 years' later and is now Girlings Solicitors’ head office based in the heart of Canterbury, Kent at 16 Rose Lane. We also have other offices in the south east in Ashford and Herne Bay.

We have a reputation for a friendly, professional approach. If you need advice or help on a legal issue or have a case you would like us to process, please get in touch with our experienced team all a specialist in their particular area of practice.

Branch Partner, Canterbury office: Lesley Rushton

Experienced Solicitors Canterbury

Client services offered at Canterbury office by our lawyers and legal experts include:

Business Law Commercial Property | Corporate & Commercial | Dispute Resolution | Debt Recovery | Employment Law
Personal Law Residential Property & Conveyancing | Family Law: Children, Divorce & Separation | Private Client: Wills, Estate Administration & Probate
Not-for-Profit Charities and Other Not for Profit Organisations

Our sister company, Girlings Personal Injury Claims can advise you on Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Claims.

Address Details

Girlings Canterbury
16 Rose Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UR

01227 768374
F: 01227 450498
DX: 5303 Canterbury

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm


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By Car
There are plenty of car parks in Canterbury and the following are the two closest to the Canterbury office:

Watling Street Car Park: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UD
Whitefriars Carpark: Gravel Walk, Canterbury, CT1 2TF

By Park and Ride
The Canterbury Park and Ride service offers a regular service into the centre of Canterbury from the following sites:

New Dover Road - CT1 3EJ
Wincheap - CT1 3TY
Sturry Road - CT1 1AD

By Train
Our Canterbury Office is in easy walking distance from both Canterbury East Station (less than a 10 minute walk) and Canterbury West Station (around a 15 minute walk).

By Bus
Stagecoach runs regular local bus services into Canterbury Bus Station which is about a 5 minute walk away from our Canterbury office. 


Girlings Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 614527. Girlings Personal Injury Claims Ltd is a separate companyauthorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 522082.

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