Everys Solicitors has seen demand for services at its Taunton office rise substantially in recent months, resulting in the hiring of four new staff members.

Anne-Marie Hamer has joined as a Solicitor in the Family Law department.  She is one of the few lawyers in the UK with expert knowledge of Surrogacy and Fertility Law, and is recognised in the Legal 500 as “one to watch”.  In addition to Surrogacy and Fertility Law, Anne-Marie offers services relating to all aspects of Family Law.  Anne-Marie joined Everys in October, having previously worked at Michelmores.

Julie Hemming has 18 years’ experience as a Residential Conveyancer and has been a fee earner since 2014.  She has extensive knowledge of the local and surrounding areas, having worked in Wellington for over 20 years.  Julie also joined in October from Broomhead & Saul, and works in our Property department.

Duncan McKenzie is an experienced Corporate Commercial Paralegal, having worked both in private practice and in-house.  Duncan has advised a wide range of multi-jurisdictional public and private corporations on post-merger requirements, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements and acting in a lead due-diligence role in high value acquisitions.  Duncan is also experienced in drafting and negotiating an extensive range of commercial agreements, as well as managing and updating legal precedents.  Duncan joined Everys in November.

Anastasia Allistone is a Paralegal in the Commercial department.  She studied and qualified as a lawyer in Russia and worked for a Commercial and Intellectual Property law firm prior to coming to the UK. She previously dealt with cases concerning legal protection of trade marks, patents, designs and copyright in Russia and abroad.  Anastasia’s work at Everys includes all matters relating to Commercial and Business law transactions, specialising in Intellectual Property law.  Anastasia joined in October.

Will Vine, Partner and Head of the Taunton office said: “Since opening our office in 2014, we have seen a year-on-year increase in the need for our services and this continues to gather pace.  The appointments of Anne-Marie, Julie, Duncan and Anastasia reflect our strategy for organic growth, and our ongoing investment in the recruitment of quality lawyers ensures that we have the necessary capacity to manage this increase whilst providing an excellent service which is both professional and personal.”

Everys’ Taunton office is located at Hankridge Way and offers services in Private Client matters, Residential and Commercial property, Company Law, Family Law, Litigation, Business Enterprise, and farming and agriculture.

For further details, contact:

Will Vine, Partner  |  Tel: 01823 337636  |  Email: will.vine@everys.co.uk

Photo (from left to right): Julie Hemming, Anastasia Allistone, Will Vine, Anne-Marie Hamer and Duncan McKenzie.

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