Christopher Bean, Senior Partner at Janet Sinden & Co Solicitors

Christopher Bean

Senior Partner

Christopher studied Law at Southampton University before attending the College of Law in Guildford and qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and went on to be a Partner at Hart Reade Solicitors and one of the Senior Partners at Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors. In 2021 he decided that the time was right for a change and after enjoying some time with his family and friends he decided that he wanted to return to the office and started preparing for his arrival at Janet Sinden & Co.

He brings great experience in providing Residential Conveyancing service to his clients both locally and beyond. Working with them and their estate agents he aims to help a transaction progress at the pace his clients want and to work with them and others involved to overcome any hurdles that the may come across on the journey.

He prides himself on providing a first-rate service and aims to be easily accessible to his clients at what is very often a stressful time of their lives.

Christopher has over the years been very involved with the local community, working with the Hospice, Dementia Action Alliance and local schools. Currently he is a Director of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce and the Let’s Do Business Group. He is a past President of the Eastbourne Law Society and member of the Hastings Law Society. For a number of years he sat on the Executive Committee of the Law Society Property Section in Chancery Lane, London, and was a founding member of the Conveyancing Association. He also sat on the Land Registry Advisory Council and the Mortgage Fraud Forum.

Christopher is also a non-executive director of the Hydro Hotel (Eastbourne) plc.

To contact Christopher, call Hastings: 01424 425285 / Hailsham: 01323 449150 or email him

Deborah Stanley, Licensed Conveyancer at Janet Sinden & Co Solicitors

Deborah Stanley


Deborah has been working with Janet Sinden & Co since 1994.

She joined the firm initially to assist Janet and over the years took on additional roles . She completed her professional qualifications as a specialist property lawyer and qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2001.

Deborah joined the Partnership in November of 2022 becoming the firms first “non-solicitor” Partner.

Having worked for the firm for nearly 30 years her knowledge of conveyancing in Hastings and the surrounding areas is second to none.

She is highly experienced in all aspects of conveyancing and has a first-rate reputation with clients, colleagues and estate agents as being a truly expert conveyancer, focused on providing the best service she can to her clients. She is also the Office Manager.

To contact Deborah, call on 01424 425285 or email her

Janet Sinden, Partner at Janet Sinden & Co Solicitors

Janet Sinden


Janet studied Law in the 1970’s and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1973. With over 40 years’ experience Janet, specialises in residential conveyancing but also has an extensive knowledge of Wills and Elderly Client matters.

Janet founded the firm in 1993 and has devoted herself to the firm ever since helping many thousands of clients over the years, as well as developing the careers of her team over the years.

To contact Janet, call on 01424 425285 or email her

Lucy from Janet Sinden Solicitors

Lucy Rastgoye


Lucy graduated in Law at BPP University Law School and qualified as a Solicitor in 2016. Since then, she has specialised in all aspects of Private Client, including:

  • Wills
  • Estate planning and advice on Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax
  • Trusts and the administration and taxation of trusts
  • Administration of estates, including probate and intestacy
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection matters involving Deputyship applications and managing financial affairs and handling taxation
  • Declarations of Trust

Lucy is also a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds a Diploma in Trusts and Estates.

Lucy joined the Partnership in August 2023.

Lucy’s advice is always precisely tailored to meet her client’s needs. She prides herself on her personable and pragmatic approach to handling highly sensitive, and often complex, matters in a proactive and timely manner, while taking the time to explain and guide her clients through the legal process.

To contact Lucy, call on 01424 425285 or email her

Michelle Betteridge, Conveyancing Executive at Janet Sinden & Co Solicitors

Michelle Betteridge

Senior Conveyancing Executive

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in providing conveyancing services to clients. Michelle joined the firm in 2013 as a Conveyancing Executive. Whilst she specialises in leasehold sales and purchases, she undertakes a full range of residential conveyancing matters for her clients.

She has worked in Hastings, Eastbourne and Battle for a number of years prior to joining Janet Sinden & Co.

To contact Michelle, call on 01323 449150 or email her

Nyree Holewell, Conveyancing Executive at Janet Sinden & Co Solicitors

Nyree Holewell

Senior Conveyancing Executive

Nyree is an experienced residential conveyancer, who has worked in property and conveyancing both Hastings and Bexhill for the last 20 years.

Before becoming a conveyancer, she worked in Estate Agency and so has seen the process from all sides. Having previously worked for a large south coast firm of Solicitors Nyree is experienced in all aspects of conveyancing and prides herself in being both proactive and a problem solver for clients in helping them move home whilst working with the agents and other solicitors to achieve this.

To contact Nyree, call on 01424 425285 or email her

Rebecca Gander

Rebecca Gander

Senior Conveyancing Executive

Rebecca is an experienced Conveyancing Executive and joined Janet Sinden and Co in the summer of 2022 having worked for another local firm for 20 years. Specialising in Residential Conveyancing, Rebecca acts in a wide variety of matters, be they sales and purchases, leasehold or freehold.

Living locally, she not only has a good knowledge of the local area but has worked with the local estate agents for nearly 20 years and has helped many of her clients and their families move on multiple occasions.

To contact Rebecca, call on 01424 425285 or email her

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