John Barkers Solicitors is proud to offer legal services to the county of West Sussex. With over 130 years of experience, we have been helping clients on a wide range of matters including wills and probate, family law, employment law, personal injury claims and more. Our team is dedicated to providing quality advice in areas such as civil litigation and dispute resolution. We strive to ensure that our clients receive cost-effective solutions tailored to their needs.
We are experienced, reliable and professional in all aspects of our work. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable lawyers who have a deep understanding of the law. We also use innovative technology to make sure that our advice remains up-to-date with the latest developments in law. With John Barkers Solicitors, you can be assured that your legal requirements will be handled efficiently, effectively and affordably.
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John Barkers Solicitors offers legal services to the people of West Sussex and the surrounding towns and villages. Whether you're in Horsham, Chichester, Bognor Regis or Storrington, we can provide you with the guidance and support that you need.
At John Barkers Solicitors we understand how daunting it can be to approach a legal matter. That's why it is our priority to make sure our clients feel at ease during what can be a difficult time. We are committed to understanding your needs and finding the best resolution for each case.
Our team of professional and friendly lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of legal advice and support. We take pride in getting to know each client on an individual level, so we can tailor our services specifically for your needs.
Whether you're looking for conveyancing help in Midhurst or family law assistance in Petworth, we have the knowledge and experience to represent you. Our team works hard to keep up-to-date with changes in legislation, so that you can be sure any advice or guidance given is up-to-date and accurate.
West Sussex has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archaeological evidence suggests that it was occupied by Mesolithic hunter-gatherers as early as 7500BC. In Roman Britain, the area was part of Regnum Belgicae and numerous remains from this period can still be seen today. The name ‘Sussex’ first appeared in 825AD when King Egbert of Wessex conquered the area. Since then it has been part of England, apart from a brief period of Danish control in the 11th century.
West Sussex covers an area of 1,400 square miles and is located on the south coast between Hampshire and Surrey. The county is divided into five districts: Adur, Arun, Chichester, Horsham and Worthing. It also includes two national parks – the South Downs and New Forest.
West Sussex is well connected to the rest of the country via motorways. The M23 runs through Crawley connecting Gatwick Airport to London and the M25. The M27 links Portsmouth to Southampton, while the A27 runs along the south coast providing access to Brighton and East Sussex. Other main roads include the A23 connecting Crawley to London and Brighton; and the A24 linking Worthing to Horsham.
The county is also home to two major ports - Chichester Harbour in West Wittering, and Shoreham-by-Sea. These provide a vital link between England’s south coast and Europe for trade, fishing boats, ferries and cruise ships.
West Sussex has a diverse economy that includes manufacturing (aerospace, defence and automotive), financial services, agriculture and tourism. Horsham is the county’s largest town followed by Crawley – home to Gatwick Airport – and Worthing. Other major towns include Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Burgess Hill.
The population of West Sussex in mid-2020 was 809,600 according to the Office of National Statistics. This makes it one of the most populous counties in England after Greater London and Surrey.
West Sussex has seen significant investment over recent years including £200 million for improving local roads and rail links; £1.4 billion for the development of Gatwick Airport; and £2.4 billion for new housing in the county.
The area is also home to a number of successful business parks and research centres such as Crawley’s Manor Royal Business Park, West Sussex Science Park near Arundel, and Bognor Regis’ Innovation Park. These provide offices, laboratories and workshops for local businesses who are looking to grow or relocate.