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“Straightforward Legal Support for Extraordinary Families”

About Renaissance Legal

We specialise in planning effectively for the future with Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications and Inheritance Tax Planning. Our team are friendly, approachable and understand that planning for the future can be a complex and emotional process. We make sure our clients needs are met in the most effective, forward thinking and economic way.

We have a reputation for exceptionally high client care standards, getting to know each and every individual and family we work with and pride ourselves on being smart, professional and meticulous in our attention to detail.

Specialist experience

We specialise in working with families and carers of disabled and vulnerable individuals, helping them plan effectively for the future. Our team has built its excellent reputation on understanding the needs of parents and carers – all of whom are dealing with complex, often challenging lives, where it’s vital that they can understand their options.

We understand that planning for the future can be difficult and involve complicated decisions. This may be especially true when a disabled or vulnerable individual is involved and with their needs to also consider. Our philosophy is to simplify the  process as much as possible and in certain circumstances, if the family feel it is appropriate, we look to include the disabled and vulnerable person in the process and at key meetings.

The 2022 edition of the Legal 500 reports the following:

The team is co-headed by Philip Warford and Katherine Miller – the duo ‘live and breathe the values of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, putting these in to practice for the benefit of clients and their families.’

‘Renaissance Legal provide a unique legal service to people with learning disability and their families. A caring, professional and competitively priced firm that understand that it is just as important to put people at ease as it is provide good advice.’

‘Philp Warford is excellent at putting vulnerable people at ease.’

‘The practice is unique due to its specialism in supporting adults with learning disabilities and the parents of children (including adult children) with learning disabilities. The team’s expertise in mental capacity and planning ahead for this client group is impressive, and sets them apart from private client teams who do more generic work.’

As well as advising families and carers of disabled individuals, we also provide legal advice to private individuals, families – young and old, the vulnerable and the elderly. We have long-standing relationships with clients across Sussex, the South East and London. Our offices are based in central Brighton and our team also have access to offices in London Euston and Crawley.

We also offer Skype appointments for people who are based outside Sussex or London, or have difficulties leaving or travelling away from home, which provides access to our experts from anywhere in the UK. Our offices in Brighton has disabled parking at the front of the building and we also have disabled access into the building. Parking is available for clients at our Brighton office, this needs to be booked in advance of your appointment.

Our team of specialist lawyers are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and the Law Society’s Private Client Section. Our Managing Director is also recognised by prestigious legal directory Chambers UK as a leading expert in private client law.

We are extremely proud of our reputation as a firm that give back to our local community and we partner with a number of local and national charities to provide advice and support. Find out more about our work with charities here.


We are regarded as experts in our field by prestigious legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

We are also proud to have been recognised by our peers in the following Awards:

  • Winners‘ in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2018 for Excellence in Client Service
  • ‘Winners’ in the STEP Private Client Awards 2017 for Boutique Firm of the Year
  • Highly Commended‘ in the Business Charity Awards 2017 for our longstanding partnership with Mencap
  • Shortlisted in the STEP Private Client Awards 2017 for Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the Year.

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
Law Society Excellence Awards 2018

Boutique Law Firm of the Year  STEP Vulnerable Client Awards


The family shots on our website are photographs of some of our wonderful clients, which were taken by the extremely talented Mark Morgan at Morgan Gras Images.