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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.
Josh is a Solicitor based in our Plymouth Office. Josh studied Law at Plymouth University, graduating with first class honours, and obtained a master’s degree in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law in Bristol. Josh qualified as a solicitor in November 2019.
Josh’s workload is comprised mainly of property and commercial matters. He has wider experience with matters concerning company formations and acquisitions, share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, the formation of charitable organisations, drafting terms and conditions, intellectual property, landlord and tenant and various other types of company/commercial work.
Outside of the office Josh is a module leader at Plymouth University, where he delivers a Building and Property Law module to undergraduate students. When he is not working Josh likes to spend his time keeping fit, watching gritty war films and spending time with his family.
Carolyn has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2012 and has specialised in residential conveyancing since 2016. She deals with a wide range of conveyancing matters including: New Build purchases; Equity loans; Transfers of Equity; Declarations of Trust as well as freehold and leasehold sales and purchases. Her career in law spans over 11 years and she has experience in a wide range of areas, including family law and litigation. Prior to that she held managerial roles in Administration. Her wide-ranging experience allows her to take a more holistic view to property transactions and advise clients accordingly.
Carolyn has a busy home life with her husband and four teenage children which she has combined with her studies and work. Her experiences have enabled Carolyn to empathise with clients in stressful situations and assist them in a calm, measured way.
Martyn is a specialist property lawyer with over 16 years’ experience dealing with a wide range of property related matters, acting for private individuals and commercial clients.
His work includes sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties, transfers of equity, first registrations, re-mortgages, equity release, and land possession claims. Martyn is also experienced with more bespoke matters such as drafting a Deed of Easement, Variation or Declaration.
Martyn also holds a diploma in Landlord and Tenant Law and is experienced with Lease Enfranchisement on both houses and flats, together the various rules and procedures that are associated with this.
Jane joined us in March 2020 and is based in our Kingsbridge Office. Jane has a great deal of experience having worked in residential property for over 30 years. She has experience with sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and lease extensions. She appreciates that moving home can be a stressful experience and she endeavours to relieve that stress for her clients’ as much as possible by speaking in plain English the procedures that need to be followed.
In her spare time she loves walking on the Moors with her dachshund, and socialising with family and friends.
Originally from Bristol, Wendy began working in residential property as an assistant within a busy Bristol law firm in 2000. After moving to Plymouth, she took a break from legal work to complete a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing.
She then returned to work full time in residential conveyancing in legal practice in 2013. Wendy joined Beers in 2016 in the residential conveyancing department and works with Carolyn assisting with all aspects of residential conveyancing, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, auction purchases and sales, remortgages, equity release schemes, help to buy matters, probate sales and the like.
In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit.
Helen is a fee earner in the residential property team and is currently studying to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, she is presently an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives having achieved this status in 2018. Helen has assisted with sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties and re-mortgages, but in 2018 established her own case load and now specialises in shared ownership matters.
Helen worked in the equine industry for some years before joining the legal profession and is keen to use her experience to help clients in that industry.
In her spare time Helen enjoys keeping fit and competing her own horse when she isn’t busy studying.
Established in 1885, and now with offices in Kingsbridge and Plymouth, Beers LLP has been providing generations of clients with high quality legal advice.
Beers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Registered Number: OC323091
29 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857000
Fax: 01548 852101
North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
Fax: 01752 246001