Rix & Kay ranked in Chambers & Partners

10th October 2019

Rix & Kay is proud to announce that we have been ranked by Chambers and Partners in four different service areas. Six partners have also been recognised for their excellent work across the South and in Brighton.

Chambers and Partners is a leading legal directory which independently assesses and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers throughout the world.

Our ranked teams and solicitors


Rix & Kay’s Family and Divorce law team is one of the strongest in the South East, comprising of specialist solicitors based in Sevenoaks, Brighton & Hove and Uckfield. Together the team provides the entire range of family and matrimonial law services to clients throughout Sussex and Kent. The firm’s family team has been ranked by Chambers and Partners with Senior Partner and Head of Family department, Alan Foster, being a ranked solicitor.

Alan Foster clients say: “He is sensible and realistic, he’s rational and understands the problems at hand.”

Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Rix & Kay handles the full range of corporate services to clients based in Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London covering mergers, acquisitions, investment, corporate governance and joint ventures. Their corporate sector knowledge, combined with the ability to bring in experts in areas such as tax, employment, pensions and commercial property law, enables the team to understand business issues and provide practical and commercial advice.
Chamber and Partners ranked our Corporate team Solicitors Chairman, Bruce Hayter, and Partners Tim Sadka and Alan Zeal.

Bruce Hayter works extensively with businesses on the full suite of corporate matters, including M&A deals, shareholder arrangements and joint ventures. Clients single out his “very pragmatic and commercial” approach as a particularly valuable asset.

Tim Sadka is a seasoned practitioner with a considerable expertise in advising national and international clients on transactional matters and governance concerns. Clients describe him as a “very organised, experienced and formidable lawyer” with “huge experience in the retail sector.”

Alan Zeal advises buyers and sellers on a range of transactional matters, including acquisitions, sales and corporate restructurings. Clients describe him as “an absolutely superb legal mind,” adding: “He’s very impressive and very bright – nothing fazes him at all.”


Our Employment team has been recognised by Chamber and Partners as a Recognised Practitioner with Partner and Head of Employment team, Victoria Regan. Victoria has experience with working with new business start-ups through to substantial business with hundreds of employees.

Real Estate

Rix & Kay has a large property department dealing with commercial and residential property related matters. The team works with clients as diverse as private house builders, landowners, developers, investors, owner occupiers as well as individuals and their families. Partner and Head of Commercial Property, David Ashton has over 30 years’ experience of advising on all areas of Commercial Property law.

David Ashton frequently represents developers and investors in a wide range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and leases relating to commercial and residential properties. A client remarks: “David is an excellent lawyer with a wealth of experience. He provides realistically achievable, commercially sound solutions to what are often complex and sensitive issues.”