Samuels Solicitors was founded in Barnstaple in 1990 and very quickly became North Devon's niche litigation practice. We also have an excellent reputation for our private client and property services throughout the West Country and beyond.
We serve clients in North Devon and the wider South West region, as well as nationally.
Our litigation specialisms include negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors, financial advisors and other professionals, boundary and neighbour disputes, ground rent claims, libel and slander claims, commercial litigation and debt recovery work. On the private client side of our business, we have an excellent reputation for wills, probate, tax advice, establishing trusts, powers of attorney and estate planning, as well as well-respected and often-recommended residential and commercial conveyancing services.
Our firm has been awarded membership of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for many years, demonstrating our committment to excellent client care. The head of our private client department is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, open only to those who have completed higher levels of qualifications in these areas. Our senior partner is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, and has been for many years.
The firm has been awarded Lexcel accreditation for many years running, the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care.
We have a down to earth and sympathetic approach to our clients' problems and we will always explain your options in plain English. We recognise the importance of keeping our clients informed on the progress of cases and responding quickly to our clients' needs. If you prefer to discuss your matter over the telephone, rather than receiving emails, we will be happy to arrange that.
We also appreciate that legal solutions should be cost effective. We advise clients about our fees at the outset, and keep you regularly informed as the case progresses. If you have a strong case, but limited access to funds, we will discuss your funding options with you.
When clients have a strong case, we will always consider flexible funding arrangements to ensure that you have access to justice whenever needed. These can include deferred fees, payments by monthly direct debits or special fee rates.
If your matter is suitable for a conditional (no win no fee) arrangement, we will be happy to discuss this with you at an early stage.
We are always happy to have a no obligation discussion about a case at the outset and in most cases, we will be able to give you a free initial assessment of your claim.
To see what our clients say about us, click here.
We are committed to helping our staff progress with their careers, and have had many employees who have become legally qualified whilst working for us.
We are always interested in hearing from lawyers or other fee earners with specialisms that match our own and would be happy if you would like to contact us.
What our clients say
I was recommended to Samuels by a family member. I received clear guidance and swift communication. I was very impressed with the professional and efficient handling of my property transaction. Nothing was too much trouble and my solicitor was always contactable.
We were absolutely happy that Samuels were here for us with our first house purchase. We appreciated your help and guidance and were impressed with how efficiently and smoothly it went. Thanks to the whole team.
Miss Sillence & Mr Dreyer
Samuels Solicitors provide a frank and open friendly service and attended to my needs immediately. They offer great value for money and I would recommend them to family and friends. They have made me so welcome that sometimes I just pop in for a coffee!
I'm an average down to earth guy. I was treated in a manner that I understood, rather than being baffled with jargon which I have encountered in the past. Excellent, friendly service.
Mr AD Adams
In a very stressful situation, Abbie Kingdon showed that she actually cared and could not have done any more to help. Her promptness to attend to matters was very much appreciated. The service simply could not be improved. If I require assistance in future, Samuels will be top of my list.
Mr Cyril Janes
I have previously employed other solicitors in Barnstaple and have come back to Samuels because of their excellent staff, from receptionists through to qualified solicitors, all of whom have been excellent. Thank you for an excellent service!
Mr & Mrs Richards