George Ide LLP. We’re on your side

George Ide LLP is an independent full-service legal practice providing individual clients and businesses with top-quality legal advice and representation, at reasonable cost. Founded in Chichester in 1966, the practice has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse in West Sussex and the surrounding area and is now firmly established as a leading South of England law firm.

Our Culture

Our solicitors pride themselves on delivering dependable expert advice and practical support within the local community and further afield across the UK and abroad. Throughout the whole firm, we believe in forging strong and trusting professional relationships with all our clients. So whether you are consulting us as a private individual or you are in search of commercial law advice, you can be confident we will bring our wealth of experience to bear in protecting your best interests and those of your business – with expertise, understanding and sensitivity.

You will find us to be forward thinking, open and friendly, with an approachable, caring attitude to difficult personal circumstances and an entrepreneurial best-in-class approach to business-related issues.

Our Services

Our top-flight private client department comprises partners and lawyers who specialise in a comprehensive range of legal disciplines including willsprobate and contested probate, as well as Court of Protection and deputyship matters. We also specialise in personal injury claims, divorce and family lawresidential propertydispute resolutionlandlord and tenant matters, and work-related issues.

Our real estate and business services department works extensively for local and national companies, a variety of SMEs, investors, landowners, farmers and property developers. We also have longstanding ties with many commercial enterprises such as estate agents, landlords and estate owners.

We have an in-house investment department comprising financial professionals qualified to offer investment, trusts and tax-planning advice.

Client Testimonials

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all at George Ide so much, for all the help and support you have given to the family down the years and in particular of course whilst acting for us as professional executor. This is an emotional period for all families I’m sure. It has been no different for us. You have handled everything with consummate professionalism throughout and especially so in our more fractious moments.

Henry Bennett
Ursula Watt

I would just like to thank you for all your hard work in settling my father’s case and in coming to an agreeable settlement with the insurers. Thank you for being so patient with us, and taking time to explain things in layman’s terms. You have led us through this process with ease and my father is very happy to have reached a conclusion in this matter . All your efforts are very much appreciated. Wishing you all the best.

Nancy Ackermann
Paul Lewis

I don’t have enough words to describe how helpful, professional and supportive you have been, at a very stressful time for me. I feel really lucky to have had you as my solicitor. Your service was superb; it just could not have been better.

Paul Fretwell

For the sale and purchase of our properties we found the service we received throughout the conveyance to be exemplary. A clear, efficient and professional service from Nicholas Smith and his team.

I would look no further for any future property conveyance and as a result of this experience with George Ide I will consider them, first and foremost, for future legal matters.

Ian & Susan Archer
Nicholas Smith

I have worked with George Ide’s residential tenancy team for over 15 years. The team are always the quickest, most efficient and competent at everything they do. I am extremely satisfied and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Helen Greenbaum

Alice was amazing from start to finish, gave me accurate and sound advice. She always kept my expectations to a realistic level, and I would recommend her to anyone in a similar position to me, a credit to George Ide solicitors. I always felt I was dealing with a friend not just a solicitor.

Garry Sherrington
Alice Leadbeatter


We constantly promote our firm’s values and listen to our clients’ point of view. So, whether you are an existing client or you are looking for a law firm that is right for you, we want to hear from you – get in touch with us by clicking here, by emailing the team at or by calling our Chichester offices on 01243 786668.

Why Choose Us?

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First class partners and staff deliver a quality service, using robust systems aided by the use of technology.

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We are on your side. We listen to what you say to us, and commit ourselves to achieving your objectives.

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We know what we’re talking about. We use the expertise we have built over decades to the benefit of all our clients.

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Our Offices

Chichester Office:
52 North Street,
West Sussex, PO19 1NQ 01243 786 668

Chichester Office:
61a North Street,
West Sussex, PO19 1NB 01243 786 668

By Appointment Only:
Parallel House,
32 London Road,
Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AB 01483 617 615

By Appointment Only:
1 Hinde Street,
London, W1U 2AY 0203 841 9891

Also at 44 North St, Chichester, PO19 1NF   Contact Us