Debra appointed president of society

Debra Frazer
Debra Frazer

A solicitor has been elected president of the Hastings & District Law Society following a vote of the organisation’s members at their recent annual general meeting.

Debra Frazer is a partner in local law firm Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors and her election extends a long tradition of Gaby Hardwicke partners being involved in local law societies. Mark Williams was president of the Eastbourne Law Society last year, Christopher Bean is a committee member and past president of the Eastbourne Law Society, Richard Ostle has been re-elected as the treasurer of the Hastings & District Law Society and former partner Bryan Sagar is a past president of the latter.

Debra herself has been a committee member of the Hastings & District Law Society for several years and has been vice-president of the society for the last 12 months. One of Gaby Hardwicke’s early partners Ralph Gaby was a founder-member of the Hastings & District Law Society and its first honorary secretary.

Commenting on her appointment, Debra said: “I am extremely proud to have been elected as president of the society and I look forward to working with the committee over the forthcoming year.

“I want to promote the valuable and unique work that solicitors undertake in all areas of the law as well as representing the best interests of the members of the society.”

Debra is a specialist family lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience. She advises clients about all types of family dispute, and has a well-earned reputation for her determination and ability to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Debra is also a resolution-trained family mediator and collaborative lawyer and can negotiate between couples with a view to achieving amicable agreements without going to court.

Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors is a long-established law firm founded in 1889, which comprises 20 partners and 165 staff.

It has offices in Hastings, Bexhill, Cooden and Eastbourne, East Sussex and is in the largest two per cent of law firms in the country.

Further information about the firm, its specialisms and its community activities can be found at