Our History

Crediton Office

Our Crediton office has been home to a legal practice since the late 1800s, when the business was headed up by Mr Dryden. The business acquired a new partner in the 1920s, Mr Veitch, to whom the practice was later transferred in 1931. Thus, the first half of our name was created. In 1950, Douglas Penny joined the business, followed by several of his sons – and there has been a Penny in the practice ever since!

At our office in Crediton, Mr Veitch’s old interview room has been left in its original glory as an interview room.

Pictured: Veitch Penny’s office at Market Street, Crediton (now and then)

Exeter Office

In 1980, Veitch Penny expanded from our Crediton roots by launching an additional office in Exeter’s Guidhall Centre.  The office later moved to the High Street before spending over 25 years at Manor Court.  During this time Exeter office became our head office.  In June 2019 Veitch Penny moved to Broadwalk House, Southernhay West.

Pictured: 1. Mr Dryden 2. Mr Veitch 3. Mr Dryden’s Crediton office as used today