Meet the team
at Sussex Legal Consultants
Steven Holt - Director/Co-Founder
Steven has specialised in Dispute Resolution work since qualifying in 2000, spending most of his career in two large regional firms specialising in general Civil Litigation and contentious property work.
Steven has extensive experience in all aspects of private and commercial property disputes including boundary and Party Wall Act matters; residential service charges recovery; residential lease extensions, RTM and Collective Enfranchisement; and TOLATA applications. Steven's commercial property work covers all aspects of Landlord and Tenant transactions including rent and service charge recovery; statutory lease renewals; and terminal dilapidation claims.
In addition to being an experienced Property Litigator, Steven has extensive experience in general Civil Litigation including Intellectual Property (Copyright and Trade Mark); Insolvency (individual and commercial); partnership and company transactions; and contentious probate issues including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.
Outside of work, Steven has a wide range of interests including walking, sailing, skiing and equestrian activities. Steven at Sussex Legal Consultants also likes to travel to remote parts of the world and, when at home, is actively involved with numerous local charities including Rotary International, The Citizens Advice Bureau and The Salvation Army.
Carolyn Stoneham - Director/Co-Founder
Carolyn qualified as Chartered Legal Executive in 2010 whilst working at a large regional firm. She has significant experience and expertise within the area of property disputes, debt recovery and general civil litigation.
Carolyn advises property owners, professional letting and block management agents, landlords and tenants in relation to the full range of issues that can arise from owning or managing property. She acts for clients in contentious matters in the County Court and First Tier Tribunal to include residential possession claims, forfeiture proceedings, leasehold disputes and rent and service charge recovery.
With the ever-changing legislation relating to the landlord and tenant relationship, Carolyn uses her wealth of knowledge in this area to regularly provide advice, updates and support to clients navigating this complex and evolving area of law, covering topics such as the formation and termination of tenancies, serving notice to quit, deposit registration, statutory prescribed requirements and retaliatory eviction. Carolyn also regularly acts for clients where there has been a breach of such legislation to find solutions to minimise the impact for those instructing her.
Outside of work Carolyn enjoys live music, travel, and long seaside walks - preferably with her family and a dog in tow.