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A friendly, progressive and broad-based Law Firm in which you can trust.



In view of current concerns and uncertainties with regards to the Coronavirus, we wish to assure all our clients and contacts that Brighouses are following current government guidance and have put safeguards in place to protect the health and well being of clients, staff and contacts.

Whilst we remain open for business there are likely to be times when our offices will operate with a reduced number of staff on the premises.  Our current opening hours are 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (closed at lunchtime 1.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.).

We will be doing everything possible to maintain our high levels of service and this will involve communicating by email and telephone, keeping appointments to a minimum and we would ask for your understanding if there are any delays in our communications.

Our aim is to ensure an uninterrupted service, whilst continuing to maintain our high client care standards during this uncertain time.

Thank you for your support and understanding.



Based in Southport, Brighouses is a friendly, progressive and broad-based Law Firm founded by Sir Samuel Brighouse in the 1870s. The business has grown significantly over recent years, merging with Espley and Co of Formby and Bellis, Kennan, Gribble and Co of Southport, and is one of the general legal practices in Southport and the surrounding area.


We are a general practice acting for individuals, families and businesses in Merseyside, Lancashire and beyond. Our experienced practitioners provide expert legal advice in a wide range of areas including; Property and Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Trusts and Tax, Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.


We are committed to delivering a friendly personal service combining high quality with reasonable cost. 


Located on Lord Street in the centre of Southport we have strong links with other businesses in the surrounding area and close connections with the local community and charities. The Firm is a sponsor of the Southport Flower Show. A Partner of the Firm has acted as Chairman of this Charity. The Firm boasts two former Presidents and current Secretary of the Southport and Ormskirk Law Society, a Deputy Lieutenant and a Trustee of Southport Pier among its staff. 

We are immensely proud to announce that Gill Dowling our Head of Property has been appointed this year's President of the Southport and Ormskirk Law Society.  Well done Gill, it's a fantastic achievement we look forward to supporting you throughout your year in office.

Gill Dowling pictured outside the Law Society in London ahead of the Presidents and Secretaries Conference held over the weekend of 15-16 June 2019

Dementia Friends

We are proud to announce that our staff recently took part in a Dementia Friends training session.  For further information about how you can become a Dementia Friend please visit


Street parking is available outside the office and on the surrounding roads. There is a car park at the nearby Sainsburys and at Southport Railway Station. We are wheelchair accessible.

St George's Place, Lord Street, Southport PR9 0AJ, UK

Phone: 01704 534101

Fax: 01704 548318


Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  Brighouses Solicitors (Incorporating Bellis, Kennan, Gribble and Co) No. 44182.

Reg. No. 163 6545 54.


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