Rosie Ridgers

Rosie Ridgers

Rosie Ridgers is an Associate in our Private Client team. She joined the firm in 2014 and worked in the Family and Private Client teams before commencing her Period of Recognised Training in 2017, and qualifying in April 2019.

Rosie is now developing her practice in a variety of Private Client areas including wills, probate, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.

Rosie studied Law at the University of Gloucestershire and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Bristol.

 

Joan Pullin

Joan Pullin

Joan Pullin is a Senior Associate and Trust and Estate Practitioner. Joan specialises in a variety of private client work including advising on and drafting wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney. She also acts for executors in relation to estate administration and can assist with applications for BPR and APR as well as advise in relation to deeds of variation.

Although based at our Honiton office, Joan is happy to travel to see clients at any of Everys’ offices or their homes, if this is preferred.

Joan was admitted as a solicitor in 2013 and is a fully accredited member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Eleanor Weller

Eleanor Weller

Eleanor Weller is an Associate in our Private Client Department. Her work includes Wills, Powers of Attorney, probate and estate administration, as well as Court of Protection matters.

Eleanor has a background in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law, having previously represented people detained under the Mental Health Act and dealt with proceedings before the Court of Protection. She, therefore, specialises in dealing with vulnerable people and capacity issues and also has an interest in advising those acting under a Power of Attorney.

Eleanor is based in Taunton but is happy to meet with clients at home or at our other offices.

Eleanor studied law at Cardiff University and is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Scheme. She joined Everys in 2018.

Ellen Stratton

Ellen Stratton

Ellen Stratton is a self-motivated Litigation Executive and a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She obtained a first-class honours degree in law from The Open University whilst working full-time for a large regional firm of solicitors.  Since joining Everys in 2014, Ellen has also completed the CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice.

Ellen specialises in personal injury cases and deals with a wide range of claims: from straightforward lower-value claims, where the client made a full recovery from their injuries within a few months, to more complex cases for clients whose injuries have long-lasting or permanent consequences.

Nicholas Strong

Nicholas Strong

Nicholas Strong is a highly experienced Chartered Legal Executive with over 30 years’ practice. He joined Everys in 2002 and is an Associate in our Private Client department based at Exmouth. Nicholas specialises in probate matters and is skillful in resolving complicated issues, especially those arising out of intestacy. His diligence ensures that the estate is administered according to best practice including finalising tax affairs, arranging for the tax due on an estate to be paid, preparing the accounts for the estate, and distributing money or gifts due to beneficiaries.

Nicholas is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Julie Fuell

Julie Fuell

Julie Fuell is a Senior Associate in our Residential Property department and is based at our Sidmouth office. Julie deals with a wide range of property-related issues including the sale and purchase of property and approaches her work in a proactive manner. She is skilled in dealing with multiple tasks at once.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie was a teacher. This training has enabled her to anticipate the unknown and to deal with her work calmly, efficiently, and empathetically.

Julie is a member of the Law Society’s Non-Contentious Sub-Committee.

 

Helen Jones

Helen Jones

With over 20 years’ experience as a property lawyer, Helen Jones is well-versed in every aspect of residential conveyancing. Whether buying a first home or selling a large estate, remortgaging or buying-to- let, Helen is aware that it is not just a financial matter for her clients, but an emotional investment, too, and carries out each transaction as seamlessly as possible, minimising any potential anxiety her clients may encounter.

Helen joined Everys in 2006.

Gay Cherryson

Gay Cherryson

Gay has acted in a large number of complex Will and Estate Disputes over the last two decades, representing family members, beneficiaries, and professional trustees, often in the High Court. She has wide-ranging knowledge and experience in this area and focuses on finding a solution to even the most seemingly intractable disputes, where often emotions are running high.

She also deals with lifetime disputes regarding capacity, undue influence, or fraud, and the exercise of powers by Trustees and Attorneys.

Her other specialist area is high-value Personal Injury Claims, sometimes involving life-changing injuries such as loss of sight, limbs, or permanent back damage. She deals with these with empathy and understanding whilst aiming to procure help with rehabilitation, and access to private medical tests and treatment, together with maximum damages for the client

Gay graduated from Oxford University in 1989, qualifying as a solicitor in 1995, and worked for a well-respected regional firm immediately before joining Everys in 2002.

She has now been a Partner at the firm for many years, and is based at our Exeter office although her clients come from all over the South-West, and sometimes further afield.