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Firm appoints two new heads of department

TWO partners have been promoted to help lead Devon law firm Wollen Michelmore into a new era. 

The company has expanded in recent months after two mergers in Exeter and Barnstaple. 

David Eastman is now the head of Residential Property based at Wollen Michelmore’s Avery House in Barnstaple and Mark Roome will head up the Company Commercial section from their other base in the North Devon town at Devonshire House. 

The appointments also follow the retirement of Philip Rallison who spent almost 40 years working in Wollen Michelmore’s property section. 

The two mergers involved the former Morgan and Pope practice in Exeter and the Toller Beattie firm in Barnstaple. 

David said: “From the outset of our discussions it was clear that one of the main benefits of the merger would be the coming together two very well-established property departments.   

Wollen Michelmore now has an 18-member Residential Property team based in our Avery House office at Roundswell which includes four partners.   

We are also able to call on the support and expertise of property specialists across the firm’s other four offices.   

We will be working hard to develop the team, continue providing a high level service to our residential conveyancing clients in North Devon and to strengthen our relationships with professional third parties.  Hopefully we can also have some fun along the way.”   

Mark added: “We are all excited by the opportunities that the merger brings, particularly for the Company Commercial department, which has been expanded to include two partners and four solicitors. 

With increased support and expertise the department is now able to service all five offices across Devon, and provide a complete offering to the existing Wollen Michelmore client base.” 

Wollen Michelmore now have offices in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Exeter, Dartmouth and Barnstaple. 

 

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Photo Caption (left to right): David Eastman Partner and Head of Residential Property, Mark Roome Partner and Head of Company Commercial

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