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John Barkers

Solicitors Worthing

John Barkers Solicitors offers excellent and cost-effective legal services to the Worthing area. Our goal is to provide convenient, personalized legal advice backed by exemplary value for money. We have been providing quality legal representation since 1884, so you can be confident in our reliable, longstanding solicitors firm. With us, you can communicate on your terms - whether that be via video call, telephone or email.

Our team of experienced professionals will offer advice and guidance tailored to your individual needs. We understand how stressful dealing with legal matters can be. That's why we take a friendly and approachable attitude towards each of our clients - so that they feel heard and supported throughout their case.

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  • Divorce Solicitors
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Probate & Trusts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Mediation

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  • Corporate Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Agricultural Law
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  • Contract Law
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Expert Solicitors serving Worthing

John Barkers Solicitors is committed to providing high-quality legal services to individuals and businesses in the Worthing area, including East Preston, Goring-by-Sea, Findon Valley, Ferring and Lancing. We are proud of our long tradition of offering trusted advice on a wide range of topics.

Our clients depend upon us for personalised attention and expertise in all areas of legal procedure from commercial property matters to family law issues. Our team of experienced solicitors will provide an individual approach tailored to meet your specific needs.

We understand that each case is unique and we strive to offer innovative solutions for complex cases. We have a strong commitment to client service, and our solicitors are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. At John Barkers Solicitors we have a comprehensive range of legal services including conveyancing, wills and probate, family law, employment law and commercial litigation.

We pride ourselves on providing professional legal advice based on years of experience in all areas of civil law. Our team is experienced in dealing with a wide variety of situations and will provide personalised attention throughout your case. We understand the importance of resolving difficult issues quickly and efficiently to minimise costs and disruption for our clients.

Worthing Information

Worthing is a town located on the south coast of England, within West Sussex county. It has motorway access to London, Brighton and Southampton via the A27, providing excellent logistics for trade and commerce. The population of Worthing is approximately 99,000 people according to the 2011 census. Over £80 million has been invested in Worthing since 2010, creating more jobs and recreational activities for residents.

Areas Within Worthing

There are 10 areas within Worthing including: Goring-By-Sea, Broadwater, Durrington, Salvington, Sompting, Selden, Ferring, Offington, West Worthing and East Worthing. The average house price for each area varies due to location and the types of houses sold in that area. In Goring-By-Sea, for example, the average house prices range from £280,000 - £650,000 while Selden generally has lower prices with an average cost of £310,000 - £400,000.

Education Facilities

Worthing is home to several educational institutions including several primary schools and 3 secondary schools: Durrington High School, Thomas Abecket Middle School and St Andrew’s CE Primary School. Higher education opportunities are also available at the Chichester College, Worthing College and the University of Brighton.

Sports and Entertainment

The town provides plenty of opportunities for leisure activities, with several parks, a theatre and many sports facilities within Worthing. The local football team is called Worthing FC who play in the Isthmian League Premier Division. There are two golf courses – Worthing Golf Club and Durrington Golf Club – as well as tennis courts located along Marine Parade and Splash Point. Annual events that take place in Worthing include: The Easter Fun Fair, Christmas Festival, International Birdman Competition, Beach Dreams Festival and WOW Week.

Investment Opportunities

Worthing is an ideal location for investors looking to expand their businesses. With the excellent logistics of motorway access, plenty of educational and leisure activities, and investment opportunities - the town has a great potential for growth. Investors should consider exploring the area further in order to find out more about potential areas for development.

Worthing is a vibrant and attractive town boasting excellent motorway access, recreational activities, educational facilities and investment opportunities. It is an ideal destination for those looking to relocate or invest in business ventures due to its low cost of living yet high quality lifestyle offerings.

The Legal History of Worthing

Worthing is a small town in the East Sussex region of England, located on the south coast. It has a long and fascinating legal history, stretching back centuries. The earliest records of law and order in Worthing date from 1242 when it was mentioned in a charter granted by Henry III to Battle Abbey. This charter gave the abbey control over many aspects of life in Worthing, including the administration of justice.


During medieval times, Worthing was a manorial court village within the Hundred of Bury. As such, it fell under the jurisdiction of local magistrates who administered justice from their own homes or other local buildings. The earliest record of a court in Worthing dates from 1514, when it was mentioned in the will of William Payne. It is believed that this court was held in what is now known as Court House Square.

In the early 17th century, Worthing finally acquired its own courthouse. This building still stands today and is one of the oldest surviving courthouses in England. Over time, several different courts were established in the town including a Quarter Sessions Court (1655) and Petty Sessions Court (1780). In 1891, these two courts merged to form Worthing County Court.

Law & Order

In medieval times, law and order in Worthing was largely enforced by the local magistrates. However, this system of justice soon became inadequate to meet the needs of the growing population, leading to an increase in criminal activity. To address this problem, a series of statutes were passed in 1510 which allowed for harsher punishments for those found guilty of certain offences.

The 16th century also saw the introduction of a Town Constable who was responsible for keeping the peace and enforcing the law within Worthing. This post existed until 1824 when it was abolished in favour of a more formal police force. In 1829, two constables were appointed as part of Worthing's first police force.

Today, Worthing is policed by the Sussex Police. The force has its headquarters in Brighton but also maintains a station in Worthing where officers are on duty 24 hours a day.

Legal Advances

Worthing has been at the forefront of legal advances throughout its history. In 1513, it became one of the first places in England to provide free legal advice to all residents through the introduction of Lawyer's Alley. This service was provided by local lawyers who offered their services for a small fee.

In 1881, Worthing also became one of the first places in England to establish an independent Bar Association. This association was set up to ensure that local barristers and solicitors were held to a high standard of professionalism. It also provided support and advice for those wishing to pursue a career in law.

Worthing continues to be at the forefront of legal advances today, with its residents benefitting from modern legal services such as online dispute resolution and mediation. The town is home to many law firms who provide expert advice on a wide range of matters, ensuring that Worthing remains well-served by the legal profession.