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After studying law at the University of Liverpool and completing his post-graduate year at the College of Law Chester, Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1996. He joined Beers LLP in 2005 and became Head of Property in 2007.
Richard deals with a wide range of high-value residential and commercial transactions, including sales and purchases, the grant and surrender of leases, agricultural land transactions, the grant of easements and complex development and leasehold enfranchisement matters.
Away from the office, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, their 2 young children and their Dalmatian dog. He is a former professional sailor, an indifferent guitar player and an ever slower long distance runner.
Richard is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association and is recommended in Chambers guide to the legal profession for commercial property work.
Jon is a senior solicitor in the Company Commercial department in our Plymouth office. Jon read law at Plymouth, obtaining a first class degree and a series of academic awards. Acting for a variety of clients, individuals and businesses, Jon has many years experience dealing with all aspects of business and company law, sales, purchases, start ups, advising on corporate structure, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements and the like. He is also widely experienced in commercial property, landlord and tenant work and high value or complex residential conveyancing. Jon advises on construction contracts (large and small projects), commercial contracts and contentious property matters, such as easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession and rectification at HM Land Registry.
Outside of the office Jon is undertaking a PhD, researching geotechnology and property rights. He has published academic articles and lectures various law modules at Plymouth University.
When not studying, Jon enjoys the moors, time with his partner and dog, sailing and dreaming about a classic car.
Claire is a Licensed Conveyancer who specialises in residential conveyancing, particularly sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold property with both registered and unregistered titles, mortgages and remortgages, transfers of equity, Declarations of Trust, shared ownership properties and the Help to Buy Scheme. Claire also understands the swift nature of investment purchases and auction sales deadlines.
Claire has worked in support capacity within property departments for over 20 years prior to qualifying.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my children and love the outdoors, particularly the beach and horse-riding.
Carol has worked in residential property for 8 years, beginning in a support capacity and progressing to running her own matters. Carol is currently training to become a Licensed Conveyancer.
Carol has significant experience in Shared Ownership purchases and particularly enjoys helping First Time Buyers through the conveyancing process, amongst other aspects of residential conveyancing.
In her spare time, Carol enjoys reading and walking her Yorkshire Terrier.
Caroline is a Licensed Conveyancer and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in Residential Conveyancing. Caroline’s legal career began when she was 18 working as an office junior, since then she has worked in a support capacity then progressing to a fee earner position and qualifying as a Conveyancing Lawyer.
Caroline is married with a teenage son. When Caroline is not at work she likes to spend time with her family, walking her dog, supporting the local rugby team and when time permits reading a good book.
Established in 1875, today Beers LLP is one of the leading Legal 500 law firms in the South West of England.
29 Fore Street
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Tel: 01752 246000
Fax: 01752 246001
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