Born in North Devon, Jan has spent his professional life as a solicitor in the West Country. Qualifying in 1980, Jan was very quickly made a partner of a well respected Devon practice. In 1985 Samuels Solicitors was formed. As well as having an honours degree in law (Newcastle-upon-Tyne University), Jan has an HND in business studies.
Jan is a civil litigation specialist with an impressive reputation, throughout Devon and the wider South West region. He is highly respected by clients and opponents alike and is particularly skilled in achieving settlements in very difficult cases.
His niche is dealing with disputes concerning property, commercial entities, probate matters and trusts. For may years Jan has been on the Law Society panel of solicitors in professional negligence cases.
In addition to being a formidable lawyer, Jan is a businessman and entrepreneur. Having personal experience of diverse commercial pursuits, he is unusually well-qualified to provide all-round business advice to clients.
Jan enjoys travel, cycling, music and good food, although not necessarily in that order.