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  • Honiton: 01404 548050

Brian Maxwell

Senior Solicitor

Brian is a senior solicitor in our Chard office, where he is a member of the Property Department. He joined Beviss & Beckingsale in 2017, having been a Partner for 22 years and Head of Commercial Property for 15 years at a Somerset law firm.

Brian has practised property law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1989. He has expertise in all aspects of agricultural, commercial and residential property. Brian has been instructed by district and town councils and major landowning estates. He has also assisted in the establishment of commercial and residential estates.

For several years Brian was the company secretary of a housing association and for over 15 years was the company secretary of a company with a large, mixed property portfolio.

To relax away from work he makes the most of every opportunity to be outdoors by walking, running and cycling.

21 Holyrood Street
Chard TA20 2AJ
TA20 2AJ
DX 43701 Chard
Fax: 01460 269701
Phone: 01460 269700


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