About Us

Pengelly and Rylands was founded by Keith Rylands and the late Richard Pengelly in Tenterden High Street in 1975. Quickly earning a well-deserved reputation as a professional, approachable and efficient law firm with well-established roots, we are here to help with all of your legal requirements.

As of 1st August 2016, the practice of Pengelly & Rylands Solicitors has joined together with the long standing and well established Gravesend law firm, Hatten Wyatt incorporating Morlings Solicitors. Since its establishment in 1844, Hatten Wyatt has gone from strength to strength in the Gravesham area, and its more recent presence throughout Maidstone is testimony to the strength of service and values that the Firm offers. Pengelly & Rylands are thrilled to be able to work alongside Hatten Wyatt, expanding and developing the business offering additional service areas and an increased number of experienced solicitors for its clients.


We understand the importance of effective and time efficient communication with the relationship between you and your legal team. We pride ourselves on the high level of service we offer and the knowledge that our solicitors possess. Regularly undergoing regular training to ensure they are fully versed in any updates or changes to their areas of law, you can be assured the advice you are given is accurate, current, and ultimately what is really best for you.

We are regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and are members of the Law Society, where we are accredited for family law, residential conveyancing and criminal litigation.


If you find yourself in need of a solicitor, the chances are that you are already under unwanted levels of stress. Our teams work compassionately with you, at the pace you feel comfortable with throughout your case. Each of our professionals has dedicated and highly trained secretarial support, meaning that communication regarding updates and progress on your case can be obtained whenever you want it.


With each of our lawyers being focussed on their specialisms, they are fully aware of current thinking and practice changes.

Their standards are set to provide cost effective advice and timely practical solutions, whilst ensuring their relationship with each client is unique to the needs presented.

We aim to conclude your case in reasonable time and to deliver high quality, informative service, regardless of outcome.

Funding legal advice

We usually offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements at a fixed cost.  Depending on the support that you require, we also offer a range of funding options which can be tailored to suit your needs.   

Get in touch

If you think you need some help, let us see how we can assist. Call us on 01580 762248 or use our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

For further information please call to speak to one of our experts on 01580 762248