West Country law firm strengthens its team with four new appointments
Everys Solicitors have announced four key appointments at their Exeter and East Devon offices.
Joining the firm’s Private Client team is Trust and Probate Practitioner Ruth Godfrey, who will oversee a new drop-in legal advice service for the East Devon market town of Ottery St Mary, available five days a week. Ruth, who has moved to Everys from a legal practice in South Wales is supported by private client solicitor Martin Justice who has been appointed as Everys’ East Devon Team Leader, specialising in wills, powers of attorney, succession and inheritance tax planning - particularly for rural and farming clients. Martin is based in the Honiton practice but has clients in Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. He was previously a solicitor with Symes Robinson & Lee in Crediton.
Commenting on the new drop-in service in Ottery St Mary, Ruth Godfrey said: “We are very pleased to offer a new and improved service where people can get instant legal advice on their doorstep, with the option to meet with our specialist solicitors locally when appropriate”.
In addition, the Exeter-based commercial property department welcomes new partner Jonathan Day who specialises in commercial real estate, advising on strategic regeneration projects and mixed use sites on behalf of landowners, developers and public bodies. Originally from Dartmouth, Jonathan joins Everys from Clarke Wilmott in Taunton.
The firm’s Exeter office also welcomes Marketing and Communications Manager Bruce Brooker. With a strong background in commercial marketing Bruce joins Everys from The Telegraph and The Evening Standard and will coordinate the firm’s strategic marketing activity.
Everys legal teams operate from Exeter city centre and local high street offices in the market and seaside towns of Honiton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Taunton and Bridgwater.