About MJR Solicitors

Mark Riley

Mark Riley

Founder & Managing Partner

Mark Riley is the founder and managing partner of MJR Solicitors. With over 13 years legal experience he is a distinguished top lawyer. His feedback and reviews speak for themselves.

His career has spanned the globe working for some of the world’s leading law firms. He spent time in Australia where he really enjoyed the ethos and attitudes towards employees and decided to bring this back with him.

Since opening MJR Solicitors Mark has dedicated himself to providing no jargon dedication to his clients. He breaks down the most complex of legal matters and case law into easy bitesize information clients can fully relate to and understand.

Mark specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax matters. He is a fierce advocate who has assisted the wrongly and falsely accused citizens in both the Magistrates and Crown Court.

His success can be directly related to his passion for his clients.

What our clients say about Mark

“Mark, I can’t thank you enough, you helped us during some of the most difficult times of our lives”

“10/10 you were impeccable!”

“Mr Riley, your dedication to my case was immense. You managed the get the result I needed. Thank you.”

“10/10 for everything, no improvement can be made”

“First class service throughout, very warm and honest. All the information was very clear and informative”

“Just by amending our Wills, Mark has saved us hundreds of thousands of pounds, thank you so much”.

“Mark exceeded our expectations and was always available to answer all our questions and concerns throughout the process”

“Mark took control of my mothers’ estate and dealt with all the aspects involved. Without him I wouldn’t of had a clue and can’t thank him enough”

“I was wrongly accused of a serious offence, Mark listened to me and clearly spoke to me in detail. It was clear he was on my side from the start and the matter reached the right conclusion, he was supportive throughout this difficult time of my life.”

Contact Mark: mark@mjrsolicitors.co.uk | 01243 945054


Jane Symonds

Specialist Lawyer

Jane Symonds is a senior solicitor, higher court advocate and director at MJR Solicitors. She is a highly respected defence solicitor with 25 years’ experience specialising in criminal law and through her career she has been a partner, senior partner and director at several solicitors’ practices throughout the south east.

As a Higher Court advocate Jane has gained an invaluable depth and breadth of expertise in conducting every kind of case through every stage of the proceedings from the police station, the Magistrates Court through to the Crown Court. She has a wealth of experience in defending serious allegations such as murder, violence, fraud, drug supply cases and false sexual allegations as well as many others.

As an extremely experienced trial advocate Jane has developed an expertise in actively defending her clients and has developed a strong network of contacts of the best experts, barristers and QCs to assist in achieving the very best possible outcome for all of her clients.

Jane particularly specialises in helping people who have been falsely accused of a crime. It can be very daunting to be falsely accused of something you have not done. Jane’s clients know they are in a safe pair of hands; she is meticulous in examining every detail of their case, informing and explaining each aspect to them leaving no stone unturned as she passionately defends the allegations to help clear their name.

What our clients say about Jane

“HI Jane, I just thought I would write to you and thank you for your excellent professional help in my case, I am extremely grateful for you getting me through this difficult time. Hopefully I won’t have to but if for whatever reason I know anyone in need of criminal support I shall be more than happy to refer or recommend them to MJR solicitors. You have been of excellent help. Thank you again.”

“I just want to give a massive thank you to you and your team . You've all been great and Jane was amazing in Court yesterday. I will thoroughly recommend you to anyone I know who needs legal help.”

“Thank you Jane for the exceptional job you did for me in Court today. It was brilliant listening to you analyse the details, exposing the lies made against me and explain so clearly to the Court the truth of what really happened. It’s an awesome feeling to finally hear the Court agree that I am not guilty and have my name cleared at last. You are amafreezing at what you do and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who needs a lawyer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Contact Jane: jane@mjrsolicitors.co.uk | 01243 945054

What our customers say

We value all our clients and regularly ask for their feedback on several questions to help us continually improve our services. Here’s a small selection of what some of our business and personal clients have to say about us.

"10/10 for everything. We were making simple wills and Mark was courteous, professional and gave us confidence in all he did. It was all straightforward."

Mr & Mrs Steele


"Having never used a Solicitor before we found the whole experience easy, relaxed and, although a legal matter, it was informal feel whilst being professional. Mark was friendly and welcoming and on a level with us, coming across as a nice person you can relate to. He is very knowledgeable and offers excellent advice and information, answering all our queries."

Mr & Mrs Sharp

Hayling Island

"A massive thank you to Mark Riley and Beverley Rayner for allowing me to accompany them on a few occasions whilst they advised clients (in their capacity as duty solicitor) at the police station.

I’m currently working towards becoming an accredited Police Station Legal Representative, and so being able to observe Beverley and Mark in this role proved to be invaluable experience and an important addition to the personal study section of my portfolio. Thanks to their thorough, professional and sensitive approach with their clients, I have learned a huge amount. It has given me the grounding I need to continue towards my goal."

Mrs C


"10/10 to all questions"

Mr L

Aldwick, Bognor Regis

"Thank you for your good work"

Mrs D

Pagham, Bognor Regis

"10/10 to all questions"

Mr B

Pagham, Bognor Regis

"Quality service quick and easy advice. Fees are great and no messing around. MJR cut staright to the point Got a motoring offence ?! Easily sorted from overseas. Definitely would recommend"

Mr P

New Zealand

"Thanks for sorting out my will also power of attorneys. Not a pleasant subject having to think about when I die, but it was done in terms I understood and quickly now it's something I don't have to think about. Thank you again."

Mrs H

Felpham, Bognor Regis

"10/10 for everything. Mark was very friendly and knowledgeable and explained everything simply in order for us to understand. Very efficient and helpful."

Mr & Mrs S

Bognor Regis

"Wouldn't use anyone else. Great help, advice and a superb professional service."

Mr R

Aldwick, Bognor Regis

"You have been very flexible regarding meetings.... and you have made a difficult time far less stressful. Very reassuring. Very straightforward and understandable."

Mr A


"Patient and Helpful" 10 out of 10 for all questions."

Mr S


"10 out of 10 to all questions."

Mrs E A Walters


"Definite 10 out of 10 to all questions, I think your service was excellent and I cannot think of how to improve it. Everything was dealt with most efficiently and my sister and I were very pleased."

Mrs E R Hector

Bognor Regis

"10/10 for everything. Mark was reassuring and efficient."

Mr B

West Sussex

"10/10 to all questions, thank you very much for your excellent service I will recommend you to all my friends."

Mr L


"We are so grateful to Mark for all his help and considerable patience regarding the recent preparation of our wills and for the invaluable advice concerning a Trust for our grandson. He took all the time that was needed to ensure that we understood the relevant aspects of this complex subject. He explained the legal ramifications in terms that a layman could understand and he made sure the resulting arrangement was fully in line with our intentions. It has set our minds at rest to know that this important matter has been so efficiently dealt with and thus we no longer need to feel concern over it. Full marks in all departments to MJR Solicitors; it is hard to see how such a friendly and professional service could be improved."

Mr & Mrs G


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Recruitment Opportunities

As demand for our professional services continues to grow, the team at MJR Solicitors will undoubtedly expand to facilitate. We strive to provide great client care combined with a friendly non-judgmental approach. If you feel like you would fit into our friendly, efficient and effective team then please contact Mark at mark@mjrsolicitors.co.uk or info@mjrsolicitors.co.uk.