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Veitch Penny and the Professional Financial Centre (North Devon & Quantocks) Ltd are hosting an open forum on Tuesday 9 May 2017 from 5.30pm at the Boniface Centre, Crediton. Call in after the school run or on your way home from work.  Topics will include Wills, residence nil rate band, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Equity Release

Freedom to leave your Estate to who you choose?

Supreme Court reversed ruling

Recent Supreme Court decision confirms that the deceased wishes will be taken into account when considering any claims made by adult children under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

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Visit our stand at Mid Devon Show and Okehampton Show

Veitch Penny will be exhibiting at Mid Devon Show on Saturday 23rd July and Okehampton Show on Thursday 11th August giving away Jute bags as well as the chance to win an Adara Gift Basket Hamper.

Veitch Penny supports Will to Remember Scheme

Veitch Penny have teamed up with Alzheimer’s Society to encourage and help people to write their Will.

Veitch Penny backs ninth Crediton Shakespeare in the Square

Veitch Penny is proud to sponsor Crediton Art Centre's ninth Shakespeare in the Square. 

New Faces at Veitch Penny Solicitors in Crediton Office

Crediton law firm Veitch Penny LLP is continuing to grow its presence in Crediton with the appointment of two new legal personnel to its residential property team.

Inheritance Ruling

A recent Court of Appeal ruling means that if you wish to disinherit your children you will have to explain your reasons for doing so, to prevent the likelihood of a successful challenge.  Ideally you should provide your detailed reasons for the provisions in your will in a separate document.

Veitch Penny at the Pride of Devon Awards

The Pride of Devon Awards, now in their third year, celebrates Devon’s unsung heroes. Veitch Penny were pleased to sponsor the ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ award, which went to Caroline Trude of Clyst Hydon. Caroline is the chairman of the Devon Federation of Young Farmers Club.

Veitch Penny Solicitors Sponsor Crediton Art Centre’s ‘Operation Belinda’

The Crediton Arts Centre has almost met its fundraising target for its planned major production during the Crediton Festival thanks to lead sponsorship by Veitch Penny solicitors.

Buying a newly built property? Heard about The National House Building Council insurance cover?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Lisa Wilcock explains The National House Building Council Cover

Lisa Wilcock discusses The National House Building Council (NHBC) insurance for newly built properties which if the builder is registered with NHBC will cover for certain defects for the first 10 years after the property was built.

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Breaking News

In a surprise announcement for the property industry and home buyers the "slab" rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax has been abolished with effect from midnight 3 December 2014. 

Time for a financial check up?

Following the loans written off by Wonga is your business suffering from debts owed?  Lydia Stuart-Banks provides some help guidance.

Road traffic collision on a country road?

A road traffic collision on a country road is not always the typical sharing of fault

Miriam Groombridge discusses the Court of Appeal case of Gray v Gibson, a road traffic collision in a country road where the typical 50/50 was not appropriate.

What is Green Deal?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Green Deal Finance is to assist homeowners pay for energy saving home improvements.  Lisa Wilcock explains the loan and any pitfalls.

Renting out property on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Are you complaint?

Lisa Wilcocks explains what steps landlords must take to ensure that on ending an Assured Shorthold Tenancy any notice will be valid. 

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies?

Veitch Penny Crediton office will be opening their doors on Saturday 26 November from 4pm for mulled wine and mince pies for Christmas in Crediton.  

Reasons why making a Lasting Power of Attorney now could save you money later...

Written by: Lisa Wilcock

Lisa Willcock explains the advantages of a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Lesley Austen talks to Crediton's Devon Senior Voice Group

Lesley Austen gave a presentation about the Older Client Care Award given by Solicitors for the Elderly.

Speed up your moving plans with our Exchange Ready Service


If you are selling a property we can help in speed up the process by offering our 'Exchange Ready' Service even before you have found a buyer!

86% in South West leave life-changing decisions in the hands of strangers

Written by: Lesley Austen

New report reveals people in the South West are leaving major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance.  Lesley Austen urges people to take action to safeguard thier wishes in the event of accidents or illness like dementia. 

Come and see us at the show

This summer Veitch Penny will be exhibiting at two of Devon’s key events - the Mid Devon Show on Saturday 25th July and the Okehampton Show on Thursday 13th August. At both events they will be running a free prize draw with the chance to win an Artisan Feast luxury hamper from Purely Devon Hampers.

Accreditation for Solicitor Specialising in Elderly Client Law

Crediton-based private client solicitor Lesley Austen has attained the Older Client Care in Practice award, awarded by the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Veitch Penny Solicitors Bolsters Crediton Office

Veitch Penny is looking to the future and making plans to ensure the firm's continued presence in Crediton.  Civil Litigation Partner Catherine Rosewell has relocated to the Crediton office from Exeter and Phil Kay has completed his legal training and qualified as a solicitor.

Should I take out a flood report when buying a property?

Lydia Stuart-Banks comments on the importance of considering ordering a Flood Search when purchasing a property

Andy Harris celebrates 35 years of service

Crediton born Andy joined Veitch Penny in 1979 after a chance meeting in Exeter with his childhood friend and ex next-door neighbour, Michael Penny and now celebrates 35 years with the firm. 

Injured by a dog attack?

Lydia Stuart-Banks explains the impact of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill has on owners of dogs.

Is Obesity the new disability?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

The case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund is considered

Phil Kay discusses if obesity is the new disability following the ECJ decision.

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