• Rupert RohanFounder and Senior Partner
  • Martyn CreminPartner
  • Martyn GoochLitigation Solicitor
  • Sue BrakellPrivate Client Solicitor
  • Stuart NicolConsultant Barrister
  • Linsey CoxCompany & Commercial Solicitor
  • Andrew SouthwellResidential Property Solicitor
  • Rochelle Carter (nee Reeder)Commercial Solicitor
  • Alice BottingTrainee
  • Catherine RohanPractice Manager

Rupert Rohan
Founder and Senior Partner

Rupert’s career began in 1994 when he specialised as a legal advisor in the music industry of London’s renowned Carnaby Street. He has been providing legal and business advice in the entertainment industry and broader commercial arena ever since. Rupert founded Rohan Solicitors LLP (previously Rohan & Co Solicitors) with his father in 1998.

He now works with a wide range of clients from individuals and start-up businesses to PLCs who seek his expertise in new technology, online consumer business, media and retail.

With many years of experience in the commercial environment Rupert has become far more than a legal advisor; he is able to take a commercial view and this is valued by his clients when practical solutions have to be found to resolve potential problems or overcome challenges.

He acts as a manager, legal representative and business advisor for professionals and businesses including the world famous ballet dancer Carlos Acosta.

Rupert works extensively with private clients in the areas of trust planning and management, wills, probate, powers of attorney, and tax planning. It is testament to their satisfaction that he repeatedly works with clients and their families through the generations.  

Rupert is also a trustee of a number of charitable organisations.

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Martyn Cremin
Partner

Martyn’s commercial property experience spans over 30 years and he provides a safe pair of hands for businesses that are investing in this significant asset or taking on a major responsibility. Whilst this is his primary specialism, Martyn also has many clients requiring his skill for residential property transactions and general commercial work. Since joining Rohan Solicitors Martyn has built a loyal and well-established client base within the local business sector.

Prior to joining Rohan Solicitors in 2006, Martyn worked for larger local regional firms in Horsham and Crawley. His earlier career was based in London, dealing primarily with commercial work. Martyn also has extensive experience in property insolvency matters, development work and property funding.

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Martyn Gooch
Litigation Solicitor

Martyn joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2009 and qualified in 2011. His professional interests lie in dispute resolution and civil litigation.

Martyn has conducted legal proceedings for both Claimants and Defendants in the County Court and High Court. He has extensive experience advising commercial and individual clients and his varied caseload ranges from negligence and breach of contract claims through unravelling complex right of way and misrepresentation matters to resolving shareholder disputes and defective product claims. Martyn also regularly advises clients on matters concerning insolvency and bankruptcy.

As a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution Martyn takes a pragmatic and realistic approach towards settlement based on his client’s prospects of success. He will also, where appropriate, advise on the advantages of settling cases out of court.

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Sue Brakell
Private Client Solicitor

Sue has recently joined us, bringing with her a wealth of experience in Private Client Matters, having qualified in 1986, and run her own firm in Southwick in Partnership for 11 years.

Sue specialises in the Administration of Estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Deputyship and the handling of financial matter for elderly clients.

Sue believes that it is extremely important to be approachable and caring when dealing with her clients, to put people at their ease and to be sympathetic to their needs and feelings at what can be one of the most stressful and vulnerable times of their lives.  Sue, therefore, always takes time to talk to clients, and more importantly, to listen to them.

Sue is more than happy to visit clients in their own homes, and to make visits to Residential or Care Homes, or Hospitals if needed.

Sue is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

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Stuart Nicol
Consultant Barrister

Stuart Nicol joined Rohan Solicitors as an in-house barrister at the beginning of 2015 bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in all areas of civil and commercial law. He has represented a variety of different types of clients ranging from individuals to large corporations in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He has been praised by many Judges for the quality of his written argument and presentation in Court.

Stuart has a particular interest in the areas of intellectual property and media law but is equally happy advising on a varied range of matters including property related disputes, commercial matters and injunctions.

Stuart’s ethos of providing a high quality service which is competitive in terms of cost and efficiency complements the approach of the Firm perfectly and enables Rohan Solicitors to broaden the services we are able to offer to our clients.

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Linsey Cox
Company & Commercial Solicitor

Linsey joined Rohan Solicitors in 2010 as a paralegal in the Litigation Department before being awarded a Training Contract and qualifying as a solicitor in 2014.

She has a good range of experience in contentious and non-contentious areas of practice and brings with her a calm, can-do attitude that is very much appreciated by her clients. Linsey particularly enjoys company commercial work where she has already developed considerable expertise. She works with many of the Firm’s commercial clients assisting with contracts,  disputes and their e-commerce requirements. However, when the need arises, she is also happy helping out in the Private Client and Property departments.

Her previous experience was in the construction industry as a Procurement Manager. For seven years she worked with many national property developers on projects throughout the South East whilst also studying part-time with the Open University to obtain her law degree.

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Andrew Southwell
Residential Property Solicitor

Andrew joined the Firm in 2015 bringing with him over 20 years legal experience gained by working in private practices through the South East, including Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells and for many years in East Grinstead.

Andrew has spent a significant portion of his career specialising in Property Law and in more recent years this has seen him focus mainly on Residential Property Law.

Andrew is therefore able to provide his clients with a wealth of knowledge on all matters relating to residential property transactions including buying and selling both freehold and leasehold properties, Landlord & Tenant law, Possession, Help To Buy, Re-mortgages, shared ownership schemes, buy to let, etc.

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Rochelle Carter (nee Reeder)
Commercial Solicitor

Rochelle studied Law with Business at the University of Portsmouth. In May 2013, after completing her Legal Practice Course, she joined Rohan Solicitors as a legal assistant in the Property Department. Rochelle became a trainee solicitor with us in November 2014. Since qualifying earlier this year Rochelle has joined our Company & Commercial Law Department where she is assisting Rupert with property and commercial matters including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases (both residential and commercial), business sales and acquisitions and e-commerce law matters.

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Alice Botting
Trainee

Alice initially studied Sports Law at Staffordshire University. After completing her Legal Practice Course, she joined Rohan Solicitors as a legal assistant in the Property Department in October 2014. Alice became a trainee solicitor with us in 2016 in the Litigation Department.

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Catherine Rohan
Practice Manager

Catherine became the Firm’s Practice Manager in September 2012.  She brings a wealth of management experience gained from working on large-scale project implementations for prestige companies including Schroders, Deilotte & Touche, NatWest and Gartmore and a touch of Antipodean pragmatism.

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