Anna is a Senior Associate in our Residential Property team. She joined Everys in 2021 having previously practised as a property law solicitor in Devon and Somerset for over 15 years. She works from both our Taunton and Honiton offices and is happy to meet with clients in whichever location is most convenient for them.
Anna has a broad range of experience in all aspects of residential property, including new build, leasehold, unregistered land and transfers of part. She works for a wide array of clients, from first time buyers or buy to let investors to those buying a substantial forever home. She understands the stress of buying and selling property and will work to make the whole process as stress free and smooth as possible.
Tracy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, having qualified in 1998. Initially specialising in Civil Litigation, Tracy transferred to property in 2002 and has built up an extensive knowledge in the field over her many years in practice. She works alongside Everys as a self-employed Consultant.
Tracy deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity, and re-mortgages. She is known for her attention to detail, proactive approach and friendly, approachable manner. Tracy is frequently re-instructed by satisfied clients and recommended to others.
Working very closely with her clients, Tracy keeps them fully updated throughout the whole process providing clear, pragmatic advice and communicating regularly with others involved in the transaction to ensure that the process is as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Tracy has worked for many years in the Exeter/East Devon area and therefore has a good local knowledge of the area.
Jo Barrett is a Conveyancing Executive based in the Honiton office who specialises in residential sales and purchases. Jo deals with a lot of probate sales and acts for clients in the sales and purchases of park homes.
Jo joined Everys in 2015 having previously worked in an Exeter firm for almost ten years.
Jo likes to build a good rapport with the local estate agents and aims to make the conveyancing process for the clients as stress-free as possible, maintaining a friendly and approachable manner throughout.
In her spare time Jo likes walking, baking and days out with her family.
Rachel Craddy is an Associate Solicitor in the Conveyancing Department based in Honiton. With over 13 years’ experience, Rachel has vast practical knowledge of all aspects of conveyancing and has advised on:
- Residential conveyancing
- Rectifying deeds
- Restrictive covenants
- Development plots
- Deeds of Grant
- Transfers of parts
- Unregistered land
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Right to buy / social housing
Rachel’s experience includes:
- Acting for clients acquiring a site for residential development, then drafting and dealing with the subsequent individual plot sales and management company set up for the communal areas.
- Acting in the surrender and re-grant of residential leases from a resident-owned management company, including re-drawing plans to reflect the individual demised premises, negotiating service charge proportions and maintenance responsibilities.
- Drafting deeds to assist in the grant, release or variation of easements e.g. rights of way, and covenants (restrictions on use of a property).
- Lease extensions for both landlords and tenants on a consensual basis.
- Rural conveyancing including flying freeholds, septic tanks, conversions, listed buildings, S157 residency restrictions.
Rachel is a member of Women in Property and also the Devon & Somerset Law Society.
Richard Stokes is a consultant in our Residential Property department based at Seaton. He joined Everys in 1995 and was a partner with the firm until September 2019. Richard’s specialist knowledge of the residential property market has been developed over more than 30 years, and he advises on all aspects of property law. His breadth of experience, personal contact, attention to detail and excellent service ensures his clients return and continue to refer him to others.
Richard not only acts for clients in the South West, but he also regularly receives instructions to purchase high-value properties in London.
Julie embarked on her legal training in 2013 whilst juggling children, private tutoring, and working for a law firm. Her skills of dealing with multiple tasks at once cross over into her role as a property lawyer, whereby she is able to work in a proactive manner. Her previous role as a teacher helps Julie to anticipate the unknown and to deal with her work calmly, efficiently, and empathetically.
Julie is based at our Sidmouth office and is a member of the Law Society’s Non-Contentious Sub-Committee.
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.