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.
The court has directed that some duties owed by a director to their company will continue, even if the company goes into administration.08/04/2020
A recent case went against a claimant who alleged that documents with her late mother's will had been forged.15/01/2020
In a recent case an ancient rule has been invoked to decide which of a couple's children should inherit their property.14/01/2020
Family members often work for free on farms, in the hope that they will be given a share when the owner dies. What can you do if the promise is not kept?14/11/2019
A new case may make it easier for claimants to bring Inheritance Act claims out of time. Read on to find out more.19/08/2019
The usual rule is 6 months from the grant of probate, but recent case law suggests the period can be extended.03/05/2019