Modern thinking, traditional values

Cognitive Law is a contemporary law firm built on foundations that empower our team to think client first, every time. Our collective mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality service at a reasonable and transparent cost.

What We Do
Outsource your legal service requirements to us and build your own in-house legal team. Cognitive, Law Outsourced allows you to use our legal services only when you need them and in accordance with your budget, in place of a permanent internal resource and cost centre.
We understand that conducting business in this fast paced society means you need pragmatic and effective legal support to meet your business needs. Our commercial solicitors have an astute understanding of the law and will provide you with straight forward legal advice to suit your business.
Our specialist commercial property solicitors know a proactive and dynamic approach is required to get a property transaction completed quickly and smoothly. We always put your business interests first when dealing with your commercial property requirement.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is an extremely distressing time, and can be made even more traumatic if there are disagreements between those involved. Our contentious probate solicitors are here to help you resolve your dispute as quickly and painlessly as possible.
We have extensive experience in delivering an efficient and effective debt recovery service, every time. Our debt recovery solicitors provides a service that helps your business collect unpaid debts as quickly and efficiently as possible.
As specialists in the resolution of financial and contractual disputes for commercial clients, our primary aim is to resolve your dispute, whether by litigation, negotiation, or mediation; with minimum impact on your business.
Our team of specialist employment law solicitors bring a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to both employers and employees, taking a holistic view of the factors that affect both sides, and ensuring the best results are achieved for you, as the client.
We understand that a breakdown in the family is an emotional and stressful time. A sensitive and delicate approach is required when resolving family issues as quickly and painlessly as possible.
As insolvency specialists, we understand that dealing with insolvency issues can be complex and stressful. Protecting your interests is our first priority. We take a tenacious and honest approach to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
We understand that planning for and dealing with later life issues can be an emotional and stressful time for you and your loved ones. A practical, sensitive and delicate approach is required from solicitors you can trust.
In addition to the wide range of legal services we offer for individuals and businesses, we have specialist knowledge of working with clients from the recruitment industry. Having represented a large number of recruitment companies, we understand the legal issues you face on a daily basis.
We understand that with the ever-changing and increasingly competitive nature of the tech and digital sector, making efficient and effective legal decisions is as important now as ever. Having represented many tech, digital, and software companies in Brighton and beyond, our team understands the legal issues you face on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, there are occasions when professionals can and do make mistakes. These mistakes can be extremely stressful for those involved and can lead to serious consequences. Victims of professional negligence may be entitled to claim compensation.
We are here to help anyone experiencing property disputes. Whether you are a home owner, landlord, or tenant our expert Sussex property litigation solicitors will work closely with you to help resolve your problem quickly and effectively.
Join Us and be cognitive
As a client centric law firm, outstanding levels of service are at the core of our business. We operate a fee-sharing model which is industry leading and designed to reward you incrementally on how much legal work you choose to undertake. We’re looking for entrepreneurial lawyers to join our professional network. We want to engage with individuals who share our vision to work in a new way in delivering the very best in legal services to their clients.
Are you Cognitive?
Our solicitors are aspirational, passionate about working with, not just for, clients and in control of their personal career development.
We’ve got your back
Everyone needs a little help every now and then and we have the team and systems in place to offer support when you need it.
The financial bit
Free from billing targets and hourly rate brackets, Cognitive solicitors set their own charging structures appropriate to their clients.
Cognitive community
Our Cognitive community is made up of individuals who share a vision to work in a new way in delivering the very best in legal services.
Current Openings
Cognitive Law are recruiting an experienced paralegal/Legal Executive/Junior Solicitor to be based at their head office in Brighton.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial Intellectual Property Solicitor who has the ambition and skills to continue to build on their exper...
We are looking to appoint experienced Commercial Solicitors who has experience in working across a range of corporate work, including mer...

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Our Team
Lucy Tarrant
Solicitor & Managing Director
Alistair Rustemeyer
Consultant Solicitor
Annabel Cole
Consultant Solicitor
Brigitte Shakespeare
Consultant Solicitor
Caroline Knowles-Ley
Consultant Chartered Legal Executive
Darren Stone
Consultant Solicitor
David Lawrence
Consultant Solicitor
Hayley-jo Lockley
Consultant Solicitor
Jenny Walker
Consultant Solicitor
Karen Blakesley
Consultant Solicitor
Mandy Tourle
Consultant Solicitor
Mayumi Hawkes
Consultant Solicitor
Rehana Ali
Consultant Solicitor
Richard Bates
Consultant Solicitor
Sue Clements
Consultant Solicitor
Francesca Damario
Practice Manager
Amy Pulling
Marketing Manager
Angela Heath
Operations Assistant
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Renting a property involves many responsibilities for both tenants and landlords. One aspect that can easily be overlooked is the registration of tenancy deposits in a recognised scheme.  Failing to do so in time can have significant legal and financial consequences. Tenancy Deposit Schemes Tenancy deposit schemes (TDS) were introduced to protect tenants and ensure... Read more »

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Whilst the benefits of being a consultant solicitor are obvious (flexibility, work/life balance, pursuing the area of work you wish, the list goes on), what does it take to succeed in consultancy? Annabel Cole, consultant solicitor at Cognitive Law discusses the success factors in being a consultant solicitor: – Confidence – A solid plan –... Read more »

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What does it mean to take the leap into becoming a consultant solicitor? Here Cognitive Consultant Solicitor Annabel Cole explains what it means to take the leap into consultancy, some tips on how to prepare and what to expect as well as how consultancy has changed her life. If becoming a consultant solicitor of interest... Read more »

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