At Crosby & Woods we pride ourselves on delivering a professional, personal service to each and every one of our clients.

"Dean you have been so efficient and helpful with getting our sale completed. You have been a far cry from the previous solicitors we were using" L.M- Feb 2019

"Just a quick email to pass on praise for Helena Boultwood who is handling the sale of our property in Shoreham. We suffered the gruesome torture of a lumbering 4-link chain but Helena was incredibly efficient and accessible throughout the whole process. I believe she played a key role in finally achieving exchange yesterday and I would like to praise her unstintingly for her efforts." M.N- 2019

"For the sale and purchase of properties over the past year, my wife and I instructed Crosby & Woods, with Daniel Curry as our solicitor and Mary-Anne Burt as our conveyancer. We wanted to put on record how impressed we were by the services both of Daniel and Mary-Anne. Our sale and purchase were both protracted for reasons outside our control. Daniel's impressive attention to detail and strong representation of our interests reduced much of the stress of the up and downs of this process. Likewise, Mary-Anne executed very efficiently our conveyancing needs, always keeping us in the loop regarding changing circumstances. We are very grateful for their professionalism and dedication." Anon- Feb 2019

"Dear David My husband Phil and I recently had the pleasure of working with Daniel Curry and Mary-Ann Burt on our conveyance. I can not recommend them highly enough. A slick and efficient team, they were friendly, helpful and communicative and everything ran incredibly smoothly. Our heartfelt thanks to them. Should we decide to move again, we’ll know where to come, but we’ll certainly be recommending their services to anyone we know needing a conveyancing transaction handled professionally and with the minimum of fuss." L.M- January 2019

"Dear Marilyn, Thank you for transferring the funds, sending me the final documentation and closing my file. I have received excellent service from Crosby & Woods, so please pass on my warm thanks to Marie and Daniel." Kind regards, J S - November 2017"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your courteous, efficient service and for making my sale and purchase run smoothly. I will definitely recommend you." E.B- December 2018

"I really appreciated the time Yasmin spent going through all the issues relevant to my case. I was especially grateful for her honesty with regards to the costs I would incur and the likelihood of success if I were to take my claim further. This allowed me to make an informed decision about which options were best for me and my family. I would definitely seek her advice again in the future if I have any other legal queries." - C R, November 2018

"Helena did the conveyancing for my recent move. She was really efficient and supportive. I found it easy to contact her throughout the process and she also dealt very competently with all the complications that occurred through both my sale and purchase. I couldn’t recommend Helena highly enough. Many thanks." A.B- November 2018

"Thanks for your assistance today and for responding so promptly within a very tight deadline. Thank you for explaining everything so clearly and thoroughly and for your professional and kind approach. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone requiring legal assistance, particularly regarding employment matters" - S. M Brighton, November 2018

"Dear David I am writing to let you know how pleased we are with the professional and approachable manner in which Helena dealt with our transaction. During the last few years, I have personally engaged a number of solicitors and conveying specialists and Helena is certainly at the top for her knowledge, skills and equally importantly, her pleasant manner. Helena, thank you so much for guiding us through the recent transaction, and look forward to linking up again soon." R-Shah- August 2018

“The friendly, approachable team at Crosby Woods guided us through each stage of the buying process, provided excellent, professional advice and remained calm when things became hectic. Overall a great, value-for-money service.” J.B- July 2018

"I contacted Dean at Crosby & Woods on recommendation and couldn’t have been happier with the conveyancing service provided. After our initial conversation, Dean promptly sent out the relevant paperwork and once I have engaged his services the communication from Dean and Helena was excellent, and, as a first time buyer, they answered all my questions clearly to give me peace of mind.

Throughout the process they were efficient in dealing with my enquiries and met all deadlines to ensure my house purchase went as smoothly as possible. I had to drop off documents at the Crosby & Woods office on a couple of occasions and even though I didn’t deal with Dean or Helena directly the rest of the Crosby & Woods team were friendly and efficient.

I will certainly considering using Crosby & Woods in the future as and when I need their services. Thanks again." M-Tate July 2018

"Hi David, please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done sorting out my late Aunt’s Intestacy. I’m sure her Estate is nothing compared to some that you deal with but I do know it came with numerous issues of complexity. Sorting this out is not our skill set so we know we made the right choice in asking you to deal with this from the outset for our family. You’ve been steady, fair and proactive throughout and your professionalism has been absolutely impeccable so from myself and my family, thank you for all you’ve done for us." Michael C, Sussex- June 2018

“Dean and Helena’s communication throughout the purchase of my first property has been exceptional and their diligence made the buying process extremely stress-free. They’ll certainly be my go-to conveyancers in the future and I’d recommend them to anyone.” R.H-April 2018

"We've been really pleased with the level of service from Crosby & Woods solicitors. They've been really approachable about a range of issues and as first time sellers, they really helped put us at ease with their helpful advice and guidance. The service was not only highly professional but also good value for money." PB- April 2018

"I thought Gemma Thew was very good, very friendly, explained things well and put me at ease. I would definitely recommend her to others." 

Anon- March 2018

"Clear and concise correspondence at all times. I was kept informed and updated. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. Both Gemma Thew and Marie Stock have both acted extremely efficiently, always helpful and they dealt with any issues in a timely manner. '' 

B.T- March 2018

"I chose Crosby and Woods to do the conveyancing of  a studio flat in Hove based on their positive Google reviews. I wasn't disappointed. Dean and Helena did a very professional job, offering a competitive quote,communicating quickly and efficiently throughout and showing flexibility when needed. A very positive experience". 

KP-Hove, March 2018

"Just a quick message to say how pleased I have been with the service I’ve received from Gemma Thew, who handled my Divorce & Will. She has by far exceeded my expectations in every aspect."

Anon March 2018

"Hi Marie, I would like to thank you and let you know how impressed I was by your role in getting the sale of(property) past the line. You really did go way beyond the call of duty...this deal wouldn’t have happened without your input."

Anon March 2018

"Marie you are an absolute star really. I will most certainly recommend any seller or buyer to instruct you to act." 

Anon March 2018

" I would have no hesitation in recommending your company and would certainly use your services again in the future." H Dawson Feb 2018

"Thank you so much for all your help. You have been amazing!
We will highly recommend you to anyone that is moving."N West-Jan 2018

“David dealt with my mother’s personal injury claim following an accident and who is in her mid- 80’s. David was all times very professional, courteous and easy to deal with. He kept on top of the case and achieved a really good result for my mother. He also did not take any costs from the award and never sought to meaning my mother received her compensation in full.

We found David very trustworthy and straightforward and we have no hesitation in recommending him.” Mr J Bostridge Jan 2018

"Just wanted to say a quick thank you for your help with the purchase of our

We are really pleased with the flat and luckily we already found a tenant
who is planning to move in at the end of January.

As we mentioned to you before, we are planning to buy more flats. Can we
contact you again when we find our next flat... hopefully later this year?" Z.V - Jan 2018

"We have been incredibly happy with the service provided by Lucinda and Marilyn as we bought two properties this year. Always very quick to respond and highly supportive through the whole process. We won’t hesitate to return for our future needs." Mark & Scott - Jan 2018

"Happy New Year !

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you and Helena have
done to complete my sale.  It's been a bit of a marathon and you guys
have been great! Definitely recommend."

Anon - Jan 2018

"I know I said thanks on the day but I really want to thank you again for a very professional and solid job that you did in defending me in this case, the relief throughout the family after the verdict is tangible!" Anon- December 2017

"Thanks Marie - you've been the most amazing solicitor that we could have wished for! A real pleasure."

Anon - December 2017

"Dear Marilyn,


Thank you for transferring the funds, sending me the final documentation and closing my file.  I have received excellent service from Crosby & Woods, so please pass on my warm thanks to Marie and Daniel."


Kind regards,


J S - November 2017

"I can't thank Crosby Woods enough for the outstanding service I received in purchasing my house. In particular, I couldn't recommend Helena enough. She was quick to respond to queries, explained everything clearly, which importantly, made me feel at ease. She dealt with everything without fuss and kept me informed every step of the way. I really felt I was in safe hands throughout the whole process. I would definitely use Crosby Woods again. They are by far the best solicitors I have ever dealt with. Thank you!"

Tracy M - November 2017

"Dean Skinner was of great service when dealing with an unusual transfer of name on property deeds.  At all times he was professional, courteous and offered excellent advice for the best avenues to proceed down taking the hassle out of having to chase other third parties myself, I will definitely be looking to use his services again."

T Finch - October 2017

"I have been extremely impressed with the service I received from Dean Skinner and Helena Boultwood throughout the sale of my Norfolk property and the purchase of our new home in Saltdean.


I have always received prompt replies to any queries I have made and have been kept fully informed of the progress of my sale/purchase.


Helena, especially, has been amazing.  She has dealt with "last minute" glitches in an efficient, calm manner.


I will definitely use the services provided by Crosby and Woods in the future and will recommend your firm to others requiring conveyancing services".



C Whitworth - Oct 2017


"Dear marie, we think you have been terrific. Thank you for always copying me in. I haven't always replied to keep communication clear and not to double up with Ric. Ee will highly recommend you whenever we can. hope you have. a good weekend and thank you again."

Anon - October 2017

"I recently received excellent service from Dean Skinner and Helena Boultwood in the sale of my property in Brighton. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to you."

C Lawrence - August 2017

"Thank you ever so much for your help in this matter. You have really guided us on this journey which we had no clue a to what to do. We would highly recommend your services as we seriously would have been lost without you. Very professional, very easy to work with but most of all made us feel that we could always come to you with a query. 


We appreciated everything you have done for us and thank you all helping us on the start of our lives together, I wish you all the best."

R Meredith - August 2017

"Many thanks for your attention to detail, and promptness in dealing with all my queries and concerns, and for your honest and expert advice and guidance. I really felt well supported and I am thoroughly grateful for that.’"

Mrs E – Matrimonial Client

"Hi Dean & Helena,

 Just a quick line to say thanks for all your help with my purchase, you were completely amazing."

P Garvey - June 2017

"I can highly recommend both Dean and Crosby & Woods Solicitors. Dean has made my first home purchase a quick and stress free experience by responding quickly to my queries and giving expert advice. I have felt confident in Crosby & Woods during the entire process and will be using them again in the future. Many thanks."

E Cuthbert - June 2017

"I needed to complete a house purchase quickly and although initially tempted by cheaper quotes, I read the recommendations online about Crosby & Woods and gave Dean a call.  From the onset, I felt confident that the purchase would be dealt with quickly and efficiently and I wasn’t disappointed.  My emails were responded to immediately and professionally and I never felt the need for constant chasing which I have in the past.  Dean even took work home to ensure we could meet the completion deadline.  Communication was first class and between the team and I would definitely recommend Crosby & Woods to others and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again for any future conveyancing."

A Easterbrook - June 2017

"I recently commissioned Gemma Thew of Crosby & Woods solicitors to re-do our old and out of date wills for myself and my husband. Thinking about your will and ultimately thinking about your death or your husband’s death is not an easy or pleasant activity but Gemma’s manner and compassionate professionalism  made the whole experience pain-free. She explained everything clearly and gave helpful suggestions based on our individual circumstances. She also advised on including my business in my will which was something no one else had ever alerted me to. I wholly and highly recommend Gemma and Crosby & Woods to anyone looking at having their wills created from scratch or re-written. Thank you to Gemma!"

M.Fenn- May 2017

"Marie you are an absolute star!
I have to say the service you provide is so refreshing."

Elise, Brighton- April 2017

"I wanted to write and say a huge THANK YOU to you both for all your help and support over the past three months. You were a great help to me to finalise everything and to manage it all so smoothly."

Mr T, Brighton- October 2016

"Thanks again for all your support with this David, you’ve been great as was the final outcome you achieved for me. The whole accident and serious injury experience was very unpleasant for me but your support and advice throughout has made it all so much easier so thank you!" 

C Rudder, Hove- October 2016

"I would like to say how happy I am with the services of your team. Helena excelled herself dealing with a difficult and challenging (for many reasons) sale of my property, lease extension and sale of garden, all of which has been completed today.
I started the process with Dean Skinner, and was then handed over to Helena, although Dean did take time out to meet with Tony (my husband) and myself to sign the forms at a moments notice when needed.

Both Dean, and especially Helena were excellent and were always happy to answer my questions and keep me updated.
Never was a phone call or email ignored.
Thank you once again to both of them, they are a credit to your company, and I would have no hesitation in using again or recommending."-

S Meah- October 2016

"Dear David,

I felt I must write to say how well Dean and Helena have looked after me during the recent sale of a flat. This was a small matter really but it arrived at a very difficult time for me and Helena especially, was extremely supportive and helpful.

These things are always a bit stressful for those of us not versed in the law but Helena was approachable throughout and helped me find a sense of perspective amidst the sea of endless queries.

They dealt  very professionally with many more queries and demands than I knew about  and for this I am also grateful. Without them there were times when I could have cheerfully pulled out."

Ms A Cotton, Hove- August 2016

"Hi David, I have just returned home to find the cheque in settlement of my claim! I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding work you have done to help me achieve this. Needless to say the service, I have received has been exemplary - and the resulting outcome is amazing!! I certainly could not have achieved anything close to it by myself. You have been amazing.  Once again thank you for your determined and speedy work here! I am frankly astounded with your result achieved for me!"  

Mrs R Williams- August 2016

"Dear Gemma

thank you for the very professional and kind way in which you handled my case.  If I or any one I know ever have need of your services I would recommend your firm without hesitation." 

Anon- August 2016

"We would like to thank you for all your hard work and patience.  Without your help and expertise I don't know where we would have been"

Mr & Mrs B- July 2016

"efficient, friendly, helpful service given"

Mr P H- June 2016

"Lucinda came by way of personal recommendation - court case wanting to keep my license - kept license, Chichester court to overturn revocation of my private hire licence - won case, in both instances Lucinda's knowledge and expertise has kept my livelihood.  Always friendly and helpful I cant thank her enough."  

Mr S- June 2016

"My fiancé and I are getting married in July and would like to say a big thank you to Mandy for helping us buy out first home.  We were very nervous, but Mandy explained everything and put our minds at rest.  11/10 thanks C&W!

Miss K- June 2016 

"I want to thank you especially for your work and being so patient considering the problems"

S Shanin- June 2016

Conveyancing client sale and purchase - "Excellent service, always available and went through without a hitch.  Would not hesitate to recommend"

Mr C Robins- July 2016 

"I was awarded more than double the amount of compensation to what I was actually expecting. I also kept 100% of my award and David managed to achieve this while most other solicitors were trying to persuade me to use them but at the cost of having a Success Fee of 25% off whatever compensation I was awarded being paid to them.

David handled my claim in a very personal and professional manner from day one to final settlement and I felt like I was completely involved in the whole process and that my views were always given paramount importance whenever decisions had to be taken. I would not hesitate to recommend Crosby & Woods Solicitors to my friends and family if ever they need legal advice."

J Thorley, Sussex

"I was going to represent myself for the charge of drinking under the influence of alcohol but decided to try find a solicitor as I feared in front of a judge I would stumble on my words with my regrets on the incident.

I had searched around a few solicitors and the fee's were astronomical! I got in touch with Lucinda who was non judgmental and charged a very fair price. On the court day, before the case hearing she spent time with me (also responded to emails before the day) she listened intently to the responses to her questions and conveyed them to the judge in a superb manner.
I would not hesitate to contact (or refer) Lucinda again should the need arise for myself (or others) in a speciality of Crosby woods.
Court is not a nice experience but due to Lucinda's professionalism and efficiency. The whole experience was a lot less daunting and thankfully she managed to gain a result would never have imagined.
Thank you so much!"

Anon- May 2016

"We are writing to say how pleased we were with Gemma's expert and thorough advice whilst recently drawing up mirror wills for us. Gemma explained clearly in plain English the legal terminology regarding our wills plus she was a pleasure to deal with whilst being thoroughly professional but approachable at all times."

Mr J & Mrs R Morales, Hove- May 2016

"Dear Lucinda
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for all of your help and support over the past couple of weeks. Your advice was invaluable and I'm sure you helped me to get the best possible outcome in the circumstances."

Anon- May 2016

"Dean and Helena have been exceptional at every stage of our conveyancing process. We had a very tight deadline to meet and their speed and regular communication ensured we took ownership of our new property swiftly. 

We will definitely recommend their services to our friends and colleagues."

Mr D Ramirez, Shoreham

"We were very pleased with the efficient way in which our Wills were handled. We previously spent six months with a previous firm trying to get them sorted but Gemma took less than 4 weeks. We would highly recommend them and we will not hesitate to use them again.Thank you once again for everything"

Ms P Pumphrey

"Gemma has been working with my husband and I to draw up our wills. Despite a complicated situation (for example, we both have children from previous relationships and my husband’s children live abroad) Gemma remained patient and professional at all times and I would thoroughly recommend her in the fields of wills and family law. Thank you Gemma

Having used many solicitors in the past with great disappointment, Crosby & Woods were an absolute breath of fresh air, they treated us superbly in a professional and friendly way at all times, and nothing was ever too much trouble for them (including even working late on Christmas eve!). Great value, great service, great firm, 10/10.

Thanks Daniel and Lucinda I couldn’t recommend you guys enough"

MR K W, Brighton