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Ratcliffes Solicitors

Relaxed, Professional, Approachable

Ratcliffes Solicitors was set up in 1999 by Richard Ratcliffe. The idea was to give local people and local businesses in Sittingbourne, Kent, a high-quality legal service at competitive rates. Establishing the firm wasn’t a completely selfless act: Richard had been working in a large London legal practice and decided that the four-hour daily commute wasn’t the best use of his time.

Richard’s career in London did demonstrate a couple of things however: the ease with which clients facing enormous uncertainty can get lost in faceless law firms, and how the same clients are reduced quickly to no more than a number on a file — while being charged a hefty fee for the privilege.

Local Lawyers In Sittingbourne

Richard and his team have developed a law firm that treats clients differently. Ratcliffes Solicitors is small, yes — but we are independent and friendly. We get to know our clients and many of them recommend us to their friends and colleagues.

Whether we are helping you with a company takeover or sorting out a relative’s estate, you will find us approachable and straightforward.

Speaking to a solicitor is never going to be a bundle of laughs: you might have been sacked, someone close to you might have died or your company might have been threatened with legal action. At Ratcliffes Solicitors, we meet everyone face to face and we develop close working relationships — it’s an approach that works: our advice to you will always be personal and geared specifically towards your needs.

Talented Team of Local Solicitors

We are proud of our expert team of solicitors. Offering specialist advice and a warm welcome to clients across Sittingbourne, Faversham, Rainham, Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey. Our solicitors cover a broad range of legal disciplines, from employment and family law to business and litigation work. You can find out more about our wonderful team on the Our People page. 

20 Years of Quality Service

For 20 years, the team at Ratcliffes have been serving the local and surrounding communities. Working tirelessly to secure the best outcomes for our clients. Be it through supporting with legal documentation, negotiating contracts and agreements or court representation, we have been and continue to be there every step of the way. 

Contact Us

To arrange an initial fixed-fee appointment, call us on 01795 477505 or contact us online. If you need to see us after hours, just let us know and we’ll arrange a suitable time. Remember, we’re human: never be afraid to call when you want help or need a word of advice.