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Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP

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133963 UCKFIELD 2

Alan Foster

Work 01825 761555
Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family/ Quality Partner


Alan heads Rix & Kay's Family Law Team in Sussex and Kent and is also a member of the firm's Leadership Team responsible for the continued growth of the firm.

With over 35 years experience of providing family law in Brighton & Hove, Uckfield and across the South East, he is widely regarded as one of the foremost family lawyers in Sussex.

Alan has a niche specialism in contentious probate providing a unique offering to clients who are looking to resolve disputes involving family trusts, wills and Inheritance Act claims.


Trained Atherstone (Midlands); qualified 1980; joined Rix & Co as assistant solicitor 1980.


Resolution; Full member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.


Dartford Grammar School; Newcastle Polytechnic (1976 BA (Hons) Law 2(1)).


Cricket (Heathfield Park cricket club), football (season ticket holder at Brighton and Hove Albion FC), hockey, skiing.

South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Led by Alan Foster, the contested probate practice at Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP works closely with the firm's wills and estate planning department to offer a full service to clients. A significant portion of the firm's contentious work involves acting for high net worth individuals with large inheritances. It has also recently had an increase in mandates relating to SME-generated wealth.

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Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP assists with all issues surrounding relationship breakdowns including dealing with trusts, companies and other assets accrued  post-separation. It also assists with disputes over the residency of children. From the firm's Uckfield office, Alan Foster and Janet Raeburn offer a wealth of experience across all family law matters.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

The Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP team provides extensive expertise to both UK and overseas clients including advice on capital taxes planning, estate management and setting up and varying trusts. Its clients include wealthy business owners and clients in the agriculture sector. The 'exceptional' Max Wright leads much of this work and Alan Foster is hugely respected for his skills in contentious trusts and probate cases. Associate Amanda Attrell  heads the later life work which includes Court of Protection cases and Deputyship applications and Ian Best has extensive experience in dealing with wills, probate and the administration of trusts.

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