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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Senior Solicitor

Stephen studied at Cambridge University and completed his legal training in London. He joined Beviss & Beckingsale in 2000.

Stephen handles almost all kinds of civil litigation, representing clients from across the UK, and specialises in the following:

  • Disputes in respect of Wills, intestacy, contested probate, and trusts.
  • Property claims, including disputes relating to jointly owned property, estoppel claims in respect of property in the name of one party but claimed by another, claims based upon constructive and/or resulting trusts, and disputes involving rights over another person’s land such as fishing rights, shooting rights, water rights, and rights of way.
  • Landlord and tenant disputes, particularly in respect of agricultural land and/or commercial premises.
  • Professional negligence claims, nationwide, including claims against solicitors, surveyors and accountants. 

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys watching and participating in virtually all forms of sport and is a keen walker. He loves to travel, both in the UK and abroad, where he likes to immerse himself in the local culture, finding and exploring places off the beaten track.

At home, Stephen enjoys cooking and gardening, keeping chickens, and running a ‘DIY’ pheasant shoot of which is he is a keen member.

The Manor House, High Street
Honiton EX14 1DJ
EX14 1DJ
DX 48803 Honiton
Fax: 01404 548051
Phone: 01404 548050


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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel: son entitled to inherit family farm and mother's farming partnership share (High Court)

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on July 2nd 2018 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

The High Court held that, under proprietary estoppel, a son (G) was entitled, on his mother's (Mrs T's) death, to the entire family farm and her farm partnership share.

From leaving...

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Proprietary Estoppel

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on September 30th 2014 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

“But he promised that I could have it…”

It may not be too difficult for most of us to recall a situation where we’ve promised that we’ll give something to someone...

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Deathbed Gifts

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on December 18th 2013 in All, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS.

Is it possible to make a gift on your deathbed that bypasses your will or intestacy?

The simple answer is yes.  There is a little known legal concept which allows a deathbed...

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