SARAH MORGAN-KELLY

OWNER & DIRECTOR

I qualified as a solicitor in December 2004. I have been working within the legal profession since 1997 and began my career at a firm in Islington, London. My training continued at a medium sized, private client practice in Brighton. I subsequently moved to a larger, more commercial practice, in Uckfield. I was quickly promoted to head up the firm’s Residential Property Team across its three branches.

Sarah Edmunds Legal began as a beanbag and bookcase at my home! It has grown and grown ever since! We are now in beautiful and historic offices in the heart of Lewes and I have a brilliant team, all of whom I am very proud. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, via ferrata, motorbiking, hula hooping, aerial hooping, shopping and eating. I’m married to husband Ben and have a daughter, Matilda.

TEAM PELHAM

KIM CARWITHEN

SOLICITOR & TEAM LEADER

My name is Kimberley and I joined Sarah Edmunds Legal in September 2013 as a Conveyancing Executive. read more…

ANDY MOYE

TRAINEE SOLICITOR

My name is Andy and I joined Morgan Kelly Solicitors at the beginning of November 2015 as a trainee solicitor, I will qualify read more…

“Kimberley’s support and expertise through the purchase of my property was invaluable. Thank you”
D.S. - July, 2016
“Each person we had contact with was extremely helpful. We couldn’t have asked for anymore. A big thank you to Kimberley who dealt with the majority of our questions and queries quickly and helpfully.”
O.P & H.B - June, 2016
“I asked for speed and efficiency – I certainly got it – the easiest house sale Ive ever done thanks to Kimberley and Andy.”
C.E.D - March, 2016
“Andy has proved to be efficient, attentive to detail and a good communicator. We had to complete within 28 days which we were able to do, thanks to his diligence and effort. We would certainly recommend Andy as part of the successful Morgan Kelly team.”
A. & J. - March, 2016

TEAM SOUTHOVER

NATASHA CHALLAND

SOLICITOR & TEAM LEADER

I am 24 years old and feel extremely fortunate to have joined such a fantastic firm. I graduated in Law and Criminology from read more…

SHAVIR DEO

TRAINEE SOLICITOR

My name is Shavir Deo and I have recently moved down from Kent to join Sarah Edmunds Legal to start my training contract. read more…

REBECCA KEIGHLEY

TRAINEE SOLICITOR

My name is Rebecca, and I am 21 years old. I have  always wanted to pursue a career in the legal profession and I studied read more…

“I can only thank Natasha for making the whole process of buying our first home as easy as possible. She was a pleasure to deal with and I would happily recommend to friends and family.”
W.B. & L.B. - July, 2016
“Shavir was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.”
A.J. - May, 2016
“Shavir has made buying and selling a pleasurable experience for us and has been polite and spoken respectfully to us at all times which really stands out compared to dealing with other companies. Thank you.”
E.D. - March, 2016
“Natasha made the whole process of being a first time buyer feel seamless and simple. Thank you very much.”
A.A. & B.H. - February, 2016

ADMIN TEAM

NANETTE LAMBLE

ASSISTANT PRACTICE MANAGER & ARCHIVIST
I am Nanette and I assist the rest of the team with post completion paperwork and am in charge of the firm’s archiving.
I am married and have 3 children. I live in Ringmer and outside of work (when I am not looking after my kids!) I also enjoy vertical dance, aerial hoop, keeping fit, baking, sleeping and Christmas! Well, I kind of enjoy baking – I am actually made to bake by the rest of the team!! I also run a second business – Nails by Nettie – providing a gelish nail service in Uckfield.

HUXLEY

HEAD OF SECURITY & LOYALTY SCHEME

Huxley can often be found in the office (on a calm day) – he is head of security (and I thought it would be useful to use this intimidating photograph) and head of implementation of a staff and client loyalty scheme… which is progressing extremely slowly despite the apparent enthusiasm.

BACKGROUND

Morgan Kelly Solicitors (originally Sarah Edmunds Legal) was created in December 2008 by me, Sarah Kelly (nee Edmunds/Morgan), with the intention of providing legal services in a refreshing way. I qualified as a solicitor in 2004 at the age of 26, and have specialised in property work since that time. In 2008 I diversified to provide Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, particularly to elderly and business clients. Along the way, I have developed a strong team who hold similar values and work in a similar way to me and are completely committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the most effective fashion. Ultimately, we love what we do and this allows us to provide a service which is second to none.

I have always believed that if you instruct someone professional, you expect them to have all appropriate qualifications and experience in that field. You expect us to know enough about the law to give you the correct advice. What you do NOT necessarily expect from a lawyer is excellent service. We spend much of our time improving our levels of service, whilst (of course) keeping our own legal knowledge and skills up to date by continuous training.

Research has revealed that our clients would like a solicitor who is :

  • trustworthy
  • approachable and friendly
  • proactive and efficient
  • flexible
  • excellent at communicating
  • affordable and clear on costs

OUR COMMITMENT

We have adopted a number of key service standards which have seen our client base grow exponentially in a short period of time. We now act for private clients and small businesses all over the world.

We understand that our clients are busy working, running businesses, looking after children and spending time with family. To help our clients, we:

  • Are able to visit our clients at home or at their office free of charge
  • Guarantee to deal with all correspondence on the same day we receive it
  • Guarantee to return all missed calls within 4 working hours
  • Are available to talk and meet with our clients outside of office hours

I have no desire to grow Sarah Edmunds Legal in to a large firm – I believe it is better to have a small, committed team with smaller overheads, keeping the cost of the services we provide as low as possible and, certainly, very competitive.

It has always been important for us to add value to the service we provide so, in addition to the above, we also work with a network of trusted colleagues who are able to provide services such as mortgage brokers, surveyors, accountants, tax advisers and financial planners. We would never recommend someone we would not or have not used ourselves.