News from Ford Simey

Sabina SmithWe are delighted to welcome Sabina Smith as our new family lawyer at the Sidmouth office. Sabina brings a wealth of experience to the role, having practised as a family lawyer in the West Country for over 20 years.

“Family law is a very rewarding area of work. Divorce and family breakdown are inevitably  stressful experiences, and I consider it a privilege to be able to advise, guide and support my clients through the process, so that they can move on with their lives.

I am very pleased to be joining such a long established and well regarded practice as Ford Simey, and look forward to meeting my new colleagues across the firm.” Contact Sabina on or 01395  577061

Ford Simey were pleased to be part of the 2016 Exmouth Business Awards held at the Ocean venue complex on the sea front. We were able to celebrate the good and the great of the Exmouth Business community and what a way to start with welcoming drinks on the terrace watching the sunset! A wonderful 3 course meal followed and the presentation of the awards.

Exmouth Business Awards 2016

Exmouth Business Awards 2016Ford Simey would like to extend special congratulations to Suzanne Birkett, Exmouth Town Manager who won the judges special award for outstanding contribution and achievement sponsored by Ford Simey LLP.

We would also like to thank Links Estate Agents, Bainbridge’s Estate Agents and Ian Crook Wealth management ltd for helping us to celebrate on the night.

Although access to and from the car parking was rather boggy and tractors were busy with tow ropes, the rain held off and the racing was good.

David Williams and Matt Scott-Tucker presenting the trophy and prizes to the winner of the Ford Simey sponsored race.

Pictured are David Williams (Managing Partner) and Matt Scott-Tucker (Commercial Partner) presenting the trophy and prizes to the well deserved and delighted winner of the Ford Simey sponsored race.

Members of staff from the Honiton office hosted a very successful social evening for clients, business leaders and professional contacts on Thursday 28th November at Zest Cafe in Black Lion Court, Honiton. This was by way of a thank you for their continuing support for the firm, to introduce new members of the Conveyancing team and to highlight the firm’s commitment to providing the best possible service for clients and professional colleagues alike. During the evening a draw was held of business cards handed in by those in attendance, which was won by Linda Cleaves of LC Mortgages Limited.

Photograph of Adam Othman, Sarah Greenland, Sandy Holdich, Paula Land and Lorraine Bond attending the Honiton Social Evening 2014

Pictured – Adam Othman, Sarah Greenland, Sandy Holdich, Paula Land and Lorraine Bond

Ford Simey LLP solicitors has welcomed a new member to its team in Honiton.

Paula Land joined the firm in July and brings more than 35 years experience in property transactions to the High Street practice.

“I specialise in conveyancing matters and all aspects of buying, selling, mortgaging and transfering ownership of a property,” says Paula. “It is nice to be able to continue to develop and build relationships with clients old and new and be a point of contact for people who still want the personal touch.”

Paula, who was born and grew up in Honiton, started her legal career as a junior shorthand typist before embarking on a legal executive course – qualifying in 1992. She brings extensive knowledge of the local area to the team at Ford Simey.

In addition to her role as a chartered legal executive, Paula acts as a steward to the trustees of a number of local charities in the town, which she has done for 25 years, and is also involved with Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry.