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At Gardner Croft, our friendly and approachable team of solicitors are readily available to assist with a wide range of legal matters, having built a strong reputation for supporting individuals, families and businesses in the Canterbury area and beyond.

We pride ourselves, not just on our strong reputation in the Canterbury area, but also our commitment to look ahead to the future, providing carefully tailored and innovative legal advice to all of our clients, no matter what their circumstances may be.

Our Canterbury office is centrally located on Castle Street and easily accessible, no matter how you choose to visit us.

To discuss your requirements, please contact our solicitors in Canterbury using the details below. Alternatively, feel free to fill in our simple online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Canterbury 2 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, UK @51.277278,1.0779431

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

How to Reach Our Canterbury office

Reach Us By Car

Our Canterbury office is within walking distance of various car parks, including Whitefriars Car Park on Watling Street.

Reach Us By Bus

We are conveniently located just a short distance away from Canterbury Bus Station. A full list of the numbers that serve the bus station can be found here.

Reach Us By Train

Canterbury East and Canterbury West Train Stations are both around a 10/15 minute walk away from our office.

Plan Your Journey

If you would like to visit our solicitors in Canterbury, but you aren’t quite sure how to reach us, you can plan your journey here.


At Gardner Croft, we always strive to make our services as accessible as possible for all of our clients, no matter what their circumstances might be. If you have any specific requirements that would make your experience with us more comfortable, a member of our team would be happy to have a discussion with you prior to your visit.

Where the need arises, we can also visit clients in their own home.

Services for you

Family Law

We understand that family law issues can be especially tricky to navigate, especially as they often arise at a time of heightened emotion. Being involved in a conflict with loved ones and having to make various practical arrangements is the last thing many people want to deal with.

Our family law and divorce solicitors in Canterbury have established a strong reputation for providing a personal service that allows you to effectively deal with the uncertainties that come with the breakdown of a marriage or relationship, working to minimise conflict wherever possible.

Our expertise in divorce and family law includes:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Child arrangements
  • Cohabitating couples
  • Domestic violence
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Acting for grandparents in child arrangement issues
  • Dissolution of civil partnerships

Joanna Illingworth and Sophie Thayre are Resolution members, as well as being fully accredited in collaborative law. This provides assurance that we always seek to resolve matters amicably and without the need for court proceedings where possible.

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Making a Will and having clear plans for the future is incredibly important if you want to ensure that your estate is passed on exactly as you intend when you are no longer around.

Our Wills and probate solicitors in Canterbury can offer comprehensive and practical advice on various Wills, trusts and estate matters. We have particular expertise in:

  • Straightforward Wills and Reciprocal Wills
  • Tax Efficient Wills
  • Living Wills and Advanced Directives
  • Flexible Life Interest Wills
  • Wills For More Complicated Family Situations or For Asset Protection
  • Trusts, including;
    • Lifetime Trusts and Pilot Trusts
    • Vulnerable and Disabled Persons Trusts
    • Discretionary Trusts
    • Insurance Trusts
    • Charitable Trusts
    • Property Trusts
    • Trusts for Grandchildren

Among our expert Wills solicitors in Canterbury, Emma Baker and Peer Le Fleming are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly. Rebecca Buckley is also a member of Action Against Elder Abuse.

Residential Property

Buying and selling a residential property is an incredibly exciting venture but it can also come with plenty of potential pitfalls, all of which need to be carefully navigated for a transaction to be a success.

Our residential property solicitors in Canterbury are able to offer a straightforward and efficient conveyancing service that helps you to avoid any unnecessary delays or potential complications when it comes to moving home.

We have specialist expertise in:

As a firm, our expertise in dealing with conveyancing matters has been recognised by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.

Power of Attorney

There may unfortunately come a time where you are no longer able to manage your affairs because you have lost capacity, either temporarily or permanently. For this reason, it is important to consider what you would like to happen in this instance and who you would like to manage your affairs on your behalf.

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make important decisions for you if you are no longer able to, such as if you suffer an injury or fall ill.

Our Power of Attorney solicitors in Canterbury offer advice on various associated matters including:

  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Business Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Deputyship

Employment Law for Employees

Experiencing difficulties at work or finding yourself engaged in a formal dispute with your employer can be incredibly stressful and the potential impact on your life should not be underestimated.

As such, receiving employment law advice at the earliest opportunity is critical. Our employment law solicitors in Canterbury have extensive experience in advising employees in connection with a wide range of employment disputes and can guide you through your individual situation with care and attention.

Our employment law services for employees includes advising on:

  • Discrimination at work
  • Employment contracts advice & non-competition clauses
  • Employment Tribunal cases
  • Restructures and redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • TUPE
  • Unfair dismissal

Disputes and Claims

Legal disputes often conjure up images of bitter court proceedings and ongoing conflict. While disputes and litigation can certainly be very difficult to manage, the right approach can increase the chances of reaching a cost-effective and straightforward resolution.

Our dispute resolution solicitors in Canterbury can provide carefully tailored advice to support you with a wide variety of litigation matters, focusing on alternatives to court proceedings wherever possible. Where reaching a settlement out of court is not possible, we can also bring and defend court cases, providing robust representation.

Our dispute expertise extends to:

Personal Injury

Suffering a personal injury that was not your fault, or was caused by someone else’s negligence, can be incredibly upsetting. This is especially true if the injury has left you with a long-term impact on your general health and wellbeing.

That’s where securing compensation can make a tangible difference. Our personal injury solicitors in Canterbury have established a strong reputation for providing an exemplary service to clients who have suffered accidental injuries, working to secure settlements that ease some of the burden on their lives.

Our personal injury expertise includes:

  • Child abuse claims
  • Serious road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Tripping and slipping accidents
  • Product liability claims
  • Occupiers’ liability claims
  • Fatal accidents, holiday accidents
  • Sporting injuries
  • Injuries involving animals
  • Work related injuries
  • Asbestos
  • Criminal injuries

As a firm, we are recognised for our expertise in handling personal injury matters with the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation.

Services for Businesses

Business Advice

Regardless of what sort of business you have a stake in – be it a start-up, an expanding SME, or a well-established national organisation – we can provide effective and timely business advice that supports your commercial efforts.

Our business advice solicitors in Canterbury can work alongside you to help assess your current position, what you would like to achieve and advise on the steps you need to take to realise these goals.

We have expertise in:

  • The sharing of profits and losses
  • Succession planning
  • Leaving and selling the business
  • Dispute resolution
  • Shareholder’s agreements for companies
  • Partnership agreements for businesses
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Llp agreements
  • Debt recovery
  • Staff contracts
  • Health checks
  • Employee law
  • Terms of business

Commercial Property

For many businesses, property is their most valuable asset. That is why it is crucial to get the right legal advice.

Our specialist commercial property solicitors in Canterbury can provide your business with bespoke commercial property advice that protects your financial interests and provides you with the platform to realise your wider commercial goals.

Our expertise includes:

  • Commercial property disputes
  • Acting for developers
  • Agricultural property
  • Acting for investors
  • Commercial leases
  • Conditional contracts
  • Options & overage agreements
  • Planning agreements
  • Sales and leaseback
  • Sales and purchases
  • Buy to let properties

Employment Law for Employers

Employers need to ensure that they constantly stay on top of their legal obligations towards their employees. Employment law can be tricky at the best of times and, even in situations where your business had nothing but the best intentions, issues can still arise,

Our Canterbury employment solicitors can work alongside your business, helping you to fulfil your responsibilities as an employer and advise on any internal disputes that may otherwise occur.

Our employment law expertise includes:

  • Advice on staff issues
  • Discrimination
  • Dismissal
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment tribunal cases
  • Policies and procedures
  • Restructures and redundancies
  • Settlement agreements
  • TUPE regulations

Local Legal Resources for Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Magistrates’ Court

Located on Broad Street, Canterbury Magistrates’ Court deal with matters associated with childcare arrangements if you have separated from your partner and domestic abuse.

Find details for Canterbury Magistrates’ Court here.

Canterbury Combined Court Centre 

Located on Chaucer Road, this court hears cases related to money claims, childcare arrangements, divorce, domestic abuse and housing.

Find details for Canterbury Combined Court Centre here.

Citizens Advice Canterbury District

Citizens advice Canterbury District offers basic advice on a wide range of issues for people living in and around the Canterbury area.

Find details for Citizens Advice Canterbury District here.