Specialist Wills & Probate Law Firm

based in Hove, East Sussex and covering Bromley, Kent

Benfield Legal is a legal practice based in the Hangleton Valley area of Hove and acts for clients both locally and nationally. We offer a friendly and approachable service and will provide you with clear and concise legal advice in plain English. We pride ourselves on our customer service and do not take on high volumes of work, so you will never be just a number.

We have professional indemnity insurance of £2 million for your peace of mind.



A Will sets out who is to benefit from your property and possessions (your “Estate”) after your death and can appoint guardians and trustees for any minor children.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you (the ‘donor’) to appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

Administration of Estates


We understand that dealing with the administration of an estate can be very emotional and distressing, which is why we handle the process with compassion and efficiency.

Co-ownership of property (Declarations of Trust)

A Declaration of Trust is a legally binding agreement which records the financial arrangement between owners. It can set out who put in what and who pays for things such as the mortgage, bills, home improvement and costs and how the proceeds will be divided upon sale.

Reviews from previous clients

Our wills were due to a refresh as our circumstances have changed. A friend recommended Benfield Legal and we contacted Deanne. We found the whole process very professional. Deanne got to the bottom of what we needed during a zoom call and had draft wills to us within days. Information on signing was very clear and Deanne supported us through the entire process.

Deanne provided an excellent service in helping us to prepare our Wills. Friendly, efficient and knowledgable, Deanne went out of her way and handled some of our complexities with sensitivity and compassion. We would not hesitate to recommend Benfield Legal.

Deanne Ferguson provided excellent and efficient service.

Very satisfied with the excellent service I have received from Benfield Legal when I updated my will. I fully recommend and would not hesitate to use again. As a Hangleton resident I found it very conveniently situated and saved the hassle of getting into town! Added bonus was no VAT.

Deanne is a joy to work with. My family love her. She is compassionate and a genuinely nice person. I highly recommend her services

I wanted to update my will and throughout I found Deanne knowledgable, friendly and effective. She guided me through each stage and ensured I’d completed everything that I needed to.

Deanne was very helpful to me in thinking about who I would wish to benefit from my Will and the implications of different strategies. She explained all of the options clearly and guided me through the process from start to finish. I was reassured to be dealing with a lawyer and someone who took the time to understand my objectives.

Deanne prepared my Will and was professional and knowledgeable throughout the process.

Deanne was amazing, she was very efficient, professional and everything was incredibly stress free. Would highly recommend and will definitely use her service’s again. Thank you!!

What Benfield Legal
can offer you


Appointments in person, over the phone or virtually by video


We work around your life and commitments, which is why we make out of hours appointments available

There is no extra charge for local home visits, where required

Plenty of free parking to save you unnecessary additional costs


Fully insured up to £2 million

When acting on more complex matters and to give you peace of mind, we work in conjunction with another authorised local law firm and will provide you with information if relevant to your matter.