Congratulations go to Lauren Hockin in our Bideford Office who has this month qualified as a Solicitor.
Lauren joined the firm initially as a Legal Secretary and since then has studied to become firstly a Chartered Legal Executive and now a Solicitor. Lauren completed her Graduate Diploma in Law at De Montfort University in Leicester and then the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Bristol, all in her spare time whilst working full time with us!
We are very proud of Lauren's achievements and hope this will be the start of a long and happy career as a Solicitor.
It's that time of year again! As usual, we will have a stand at the North Devon Show (2 August), Okehampton Show (10 August) and Holsworthy Show (24 August).
If you are attending any of these shows, please come along to our stand for some refreshments and a chat; you will be most welcome!
Spring changes at Peter Peter & Wright
As some of you may have noticed, our Bude and Okehampton offices have undergone some refurbishment. With new signs in place and reception areas being revamped, our refreshed offices are now in tune with our branding.
As 2016 draws to an end, we would like to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and a successful and happy New Year!
Our offices will be closed from noon on 23 December 2016, reopening at 9am on 3 January 2017.
Following another successful year at the local agricultural shows (North Devon, Okehampton and Holsworthy) we would like to thank everyone who visited our stands.
Bude Rugby Club
As proud sponsors of Bude Rugby Club, we are pleased to be congratulating them on winning the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League. The Club have worked hard this year and are deserving of the victory - well done!
This year's Langtree Pantomime will be featuring our very own Anne Slade as Peter Pan! With opening night looming, we wish Anne the best of luck and hope that she doesn't take the phrase "break a leg" literally!
Children in Need
Peter Peter & Wright are pleased to announce that they raised £283.50 for Children in Need through fundraising efforts across all of their offices, including cake sales and games.
Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising and helped us achieve this incredible sum!
Fundraising for North Devon Hospice
The aim of the event is to raise money for the North Devon Hospice and Peter Peter & Wright were pleased to sponsor these three brave employees for taking part in the 10km commando-style obstacle course, incorporating mud, fire, water and ice obstacles!
It is hoped that the event will raise more than £50,000 for the Hospice.
Fundraising for Macmillan
As part of Macmillan's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' fundraising campaign, Peter Peter & Wright's Holsworthy office held a cake sale on Friday 25 September, raising £120.30 for the charity which helps and supports people with cancer and their families.
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise this sum!
We will be at the North Devon Show on Wednesday 5 August, the Okehampton Show on Thursday 13 August and the Holsworthy Show on Thursday 27 August.
If you are attending any of these events you would be most welcome to join us at our stand - we look forward to seeing you.
We congratulate Lauren Hockin, one of our Chartered Legal Executives based in our Bideford office, where she is a valued member of the property team.
Lauren has successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Law at De Montfort University with a commendation, having recently passed modules in European Law, Public Law and Equity & Trusts which were the remaining core legal subjects she had not previously covered.Lauren will start the Legal Practice Course in September at the University of Law in Bristol, as the next step in her aim to qualify as a solicitor and we wish her well.
Peter Peter and Wright are proud to have sponsored Royal North Devon Golf Club's Sponsor Day on 9 May 2015.
The Club had a total of 39 teams taking part, with 156 golfers competing. All 18 holes on the golf course were fully sponsored and combined with a raffle, over £2,900 was raised from the day.
The money raised will be going towards the expenses incurred by the club when it organises and hosts the Ladies 150th Anniversary of the club in 2018. The Royal North Devon Ladies section is the oldest Ladies Club in England and the second oldest in the world.
We congratulate Lauren on passing the examinations and satisfying CILEx that she is a suitable person to be a Chartered Legal Executive.
Lauren has worked hard to reach this point in her career and we all wish her well as she continues her career with us, working as part of the Property team in our Bideford office
New Year Changes
Peter Peter & Wright are starting the New Year with some staff changes.
Firstly, we are pleased to welcome Rebecca Chapman as a Partner. Rebecca joined the firm in 2011 and is based in our Litigation Department at our Bude office.
Alastair returns to private practice after several years of lecturing prospective solicitors and joins our Bude office to primarily undertake commercial property work.
Fiona joins our Holsworthy office and will be undertaking conveyancing work with partner Michael Miller.
Thirdly, we say goodbye to Iain Robinson who leaves our firm to start a new career. We all wish him the best of luck and ask any of Iain’s previous clients to contact Alastair Teague with any queries they may have.
Above, Rebecca Chapman
Children in Need
Peter Peter & Wright would like to thank everyone who supported their bake sales on Friday 14 November 2014 to raise money for Children in Need - a grand total of £294.88 was raised for the charity through this event!
Appledore Pilot Gig Club
Congratulations to Appledore Pilot Gig Club's ladies team, featuring partner Zoe Sims, on completing their long-planned marathon row.
As part of the Gig Club's fundraising to buy their new training gig, Margaret James, the ladies team planned to row the 23 miles across the English Channel. Due to bad weather, the team had to abandon their Channel plans, instead embarking on a 26 mile row in the Solent on 24 October 2014.
The full article on the Gig club's rowing marathon can be read at the bottom of the page.
Peter Peter & Wright are pleased to have been able to help with the Gig club's achievement by sponsoring the training gig Margraret James which was used by the club in training for the marathon and will continue to be used to ready the team for the National Gig Rowing Championships in the Scilly Isles next year.
Peter Peter & Wright are pleased to welcome solicitor Jacqueline Perree to our family department.
Jacqueline will be based at our Bideford Office but will also see clients at Bude and Okehampton – she is an experienced family lawyer and willing to answer any queries you may have in relation to matrimonial or family matters.
Appledore Pilot Gig Club
Peter Peter & Wright are pleased to be supporting Appledore Pilot Gig Club who have recently blessed their new gig boat, Margaret James.
The funds to buy Margaret James have been raised by the club in a number of ways including the Channel Challenge in March, where seven of the Appledore Ladies A Crew, including our own Zoe Sims (pictured second from left), will row 23 miles across the English Channel, the world’s busiest shipping lane. Margaret James will be used by Appledore Pilot Gig Club for training in readiness for this challenge as well as the new racing season, with the regattas commencing in May with the National Gig Rowing Championships in the Scilly Isles.
Zoe Sims, partner in our Bideford office and a member of the Appledore Ladies A Crew says “it’s wonderful to be a part of such a dedicated gig rowing team and Peter Peter & Wright are delighted to be able to support their 2014 adventures through sponsorship of their new training boat, Margaret James.”
The full story of the blessing of Margaret James can be read below.
With thanks to Andrew Hobbs Photography for the above photographs.