Need a solicitor in Barnstaple?

Elayne Clarke

Samuels Solicitors in Barnstaple, North Devon, has been established for over 25 years and is a modern, progressive law firm, which puts clients at the centre of our business. 

Not all solicitors in Barnstaple are the same, and these are some of the great services which we offer, which we think set us apart:


Our Barnstaple property solicitors have years of experience in dealing with both routine and complex conveyancing transactions. We are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, a mark of excellence awarded by the Law Society to firms who provide excellent customer service. 

We will only charge you a fixed fee, agreed at the outset, and won't add on any hidden extras at the end. 

We will always be happy to speak to you about the progress of your conveyancing matter on the telephone, or if you want to drop into the office at any time. You will always be made to feel welcome at our offices in Barnstaple. 

There are no extra charges for us looking after your deeds - we are happy to provide this service for free. 

Wills & Probate

We will be happy to welcome you at our offices in Barnstaple, or if you find it difficult to travel, we will visit you at home, in hospital or in residential care, anywhere throughout North Devon or Torridge. 

If you already have a will, we will check it for you for free, to make sure that it has been drafted properly. This applies whether your will has been prepared by another firm of solicitors, or even if you have written your will yourself. 

Our fixed fees for the preparation of wills are very competitive and you will receive an excellent personal service. 

The head of our private client department is one of only a few solicitors in Barnstaple who are members of the prestigious Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, and therefore your will and estate will be dealt with only by the most highly qualified professionals.

We are experts in the preparation of powers of attorney, important documents to ensure that you receive the help you need and want towards the end of your life. 

If you are trying to deal with an estate on your own, we will be happy to have a free discussion with you about the probate procedure, with absolutely no obligation to instruct us. 

If we are dealing with the probate of an estate, we will only ever charge you for the time we actually spend on the matter, unlike some firms which charge a percentage of the deceased's estate as a fee.

Litigation Services

At the heart of our business is litigation. For many years, we have been helping clients in Barnstaple and throughout the whole of the country, resolve their disputes, in innovative and creative ways.

Our senior partner Jan Samuel, is a specialist litigator and has been a solicitor in Barnstaple for over 25 years. Jan is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

We are one of the only firms in Devon with a niche expertise in dealing with libel and slander claims, complex High Court matters which we deal with on a no win no fee basis wherever possible.

Boundary disputes are another of our particular areas of expertise, and we act for clients all over the country, helping them to resolve difficult and long running disputes with their neighbours.

Disputes about wills and inheritance are on the rise, often because wills have been drafted by non-lawyers, and we can offer decades of experience of helping clients with these complicated and difficult disputes.

We will assess any matter initally for free.

Contact us today for a discussion about how we can assist and your family with your legal needs.