Welcome to Lewes Smith

Lewes Smith are Sussex - based Solicitors and Property Lawyers who specialise in the conveyancing of both commercial and residential property. If you are buying or selling property or need property advice generally then Lewes Smith can offer you a personal friendly expert service.

We do not offer

  • Inexperienced untrained call centre staff
  • A factory where you cannot speak to the person dealing with your case
  • An unfriendly patronising approach using jargon

Why choose Lewes Smith for your conveyancing?

  • Total integrity
    We are members of the Law Society and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We comply with Data Protection via Nominet . Every year clients trust us to handle millions of pounds of their money. We were given CQS accreditation by the Law Society in 2011. CQS is the  Law Society's quality benchmark for Conveyancing Solicitors.

    CQS Registered


  • Extensive experience
    Clive Smith who founded the firm has been in the property business for nearly 40 years. Clive qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and has lectured on property law regularly for Central Law Training, Law South and BPP. The team who work with him are all Solicitors, Legal Executives or Licensed Conveyancers . Clive specialises purely in conveyancing so the property team are not distracted by other work areas. Our other lawyers  deal with all aspects of private client work, commercial property and some property litigation.
  • Innovative solutions
     We offer innovative solutions  to property problems using the most up to date technology available in terms of case management systems, Land Registry information and electronic search facilities. The firm was a beta tester in 2000 for MDA who run Searchflow the leading provider of online local searches.
  • Independence
    We enjoy good working relationships with many Estate Agents. We regularly receive referrals based on our reputation and skill. We do not pay commission for any work that is referred to us by our estate agent contacts.
  • Independence Continuity
    Clive and the team have worked together at one time or another for nearly twenty years. As we share the work any enquiries can be dealt with by anyone at any time.
  • Independence A friendly approach
    We enjoy a good working relationship with our clients, other law firms and estate agents. We believe that getting on with the other parties is key to a successful transaction although at all times we protect our client’s best interests.

Dog News

Lewes Smith is ably assisted by a collection of canine friends - Clive and Denise have  Tilly and Woodrow -  a Border Collie and Sprocker respectively. Woodrow (Woody) is a frequent visitor to the office and can be seen with Clive in his profile picture. Woody is also the inspiration for our digital assistant "Woody Bot".

Our much adored head of security and chief of Biscuits - Bosco  passed away in March 2018. The office has recently been joined by Montague "Monty"  is  Anita's American Cocker spaniel and eagerly fulfils his role as office shredder. Sadly Jill has recently lost her Whippet "Weasel" but now has a Saluki Whippet Cross called Isla.


  • Are you buying?

    Buying a property is major decision, and at Lewes Smith we make sure we can guide you every step of the way so you make the right investment.

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  • Are you selling?

    Selling a property can be very complicated; at Lewes Smith we make sure we can guide you every step of the way so the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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  • Contact us

    Tel: 01273 483 455 NOTE THIS NUMBER IS NOT ACTIVE CALL 01273 473191 
    Fax: 01273 486 427
    Albion House, Albion Street
    Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2NF. 

  • COVID-19   We are working in the office which is now open for visitors but by appointment only. Please call or email if you wish to see us.

  • URGENT BREAKING NEWS - OUR MAIN LINE 01273 43455  is not working - Call 01273473191 or Clive on 07718522785 . 

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  • "If at first you don't succeed, have nap, find a snack then try again"  Image in scrolling photos and words courtesy of Iain Welch -  @artywelch on Instagram - has lovely dogs and is a wonderful illustrator