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Locally Recommended
for generations - Est. 1814

For over 200 years we have been serving the legal needs of our local community and building a solid reputation as trusted advisers. We are proud to serve successive generations of many local families, whose continued instructions and recommendations are an endorsement of our services.

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Tailored and pragmatic
legal advice

Whatever your situation, you can rest assured that we will provide legal advice which is relevant and proportionate to your needs. We will take the time to understand your position and your requirements so that we can deliver a solution which is right for you.

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Unrivalled local knowledge
and heritage

Our firm's long experience of dealing with property and affairs of local people and business gives us an unrivalled depth of knowledge about the region's land and property, and unique insight into the concerns of rural and urban business owners.

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Award Winning
Client Experience

Proud winners of the Client Experience category at the 2019 Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards

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Meet The Team

Our experienced team of lawyers, all specialists in their respective areas, will give you all the legal advice you will need, from personal affairs to business matters.

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Mark Carlisle
Beviss and Beckingsale

Natural England revokes three general licences for control of wild birds

Posted by Mark Carlisle on April 26th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS .

On 25 April 2019, Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling 16 species of wild birds, following a challenge by a new environmental NGO, Wild Justice (see Natural England press release, General licences for bird control: major changes to licensing requirements, 23 April 2019 and Wild Justice: Projects).

General...

Natalie Tonkin
Beviss and Beckingsale

Probate fee increase – a stealth tax?

Posted by Natalie Tonkin on April 26th 2019 in POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Labelled a “steal tax” by critics, the current flat fee of £215 (or £155 if applying through a solicitor) for probate is set to increase from April 2019 as follows:-

  • Estates worth £50,000 up to £300,000 will pay £250, a rise of £35

  • Estates worth from £300,000 up to £500,000 will pay...