Firm News

Lydia Isaac

Having completed her Training Contract with us, we are delighted to announce that Lydia has now qualified with a solicitor.  Lydia works in our Okehampton office in our Property department and will be undertaking various property matters including residential conveyancing, re-mortgages, general property advice and miscellaneous property transactions.

Congratulations Lydia!


Brian Rowson

Following a lengthy illness, we are sad to announce the passing of Brian Rowson.  Brian joined our firm in 1986, relocating his family to North Devon in order to work in our Bideford office.

Brian was an excellent litigator and succeeded in passing his skills and knowledge onto many of our members of staff.  He is fondly remembered as being not just brilliant at his job but also extremely friendly and kind.  


Alec McNeill

We are saddened  to announce the death of our friend and colleague  Allister (Alec) McNeill who passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day.

Alec was a highly respected lawyer who practised  as a solicitor for over 50 years. He joined Peter Peter and Wright  following a merger  in 1989 with his firm of McNeill and Co. Alec worked as a partner in the Barnstaple and Bideford office, dealing mainly with commercial  property matters. He retired as a partner in 2010 but continued with the firm as a consultant, until he passed away.

We will miss his guidance, his knowledge and his caring nature. Our thoughts and commiserations are with his family, at this sad time.


Christmas Opening

It's that time of year again!

Our offices will be closing for Christmas and New Year from 12.30pm on Friday 23 December until 9am Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Any property transactions will need to complete by 21 December 2022.

We wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year!


"Purple Week" 

On 18 October 2022, our Bideford office held a cake sale as part of "purple week", raising money for the Cancer and Wellbeing Fern Centre in Barnstaple which looks after and supports cancer patients and their families throughout their treatment and beyond. 

A total of £130.52 was raised and donated to this worthy cause.


Closure of offices - Friday 18 February 2022

Due to the red weather warning issued by the Met Office and in order to protect our staff and clients, our offices will be closed on Friday 18 February 2022.

Where possible, our staff will continue to work from home and so, if you need to contact the person handling your matter we would recommend emailing them.  We will come back to you on any enquiries or emails as soon as possible.

We thank you for your understanding.



December 2021

As the year comes to an end, we would like to wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.  

Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 23 December 2021, reopening at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

July 2021

We are delighted to welcome Sam Risdon and Mark Bailey as partners of the firm.

Both Sam and Mark work in our Property Department, with Sam based in our Holsworthy office and Mark in our Bideford Office.


Covid-19 Update

Our offices are now open to the public but with protective measures still in place. 

If you need to attend one of our offices, to provide ID, return documents or see the person handling your matter, please contact the relevant office first to make an appointment.


January 2021

We are delighted to start the New Year by welcoming Darren Reed as a Partner of the firm.  Darren is a matrimonial solicitor, based in our Bude office.


July 2020

After a few "unusual" months, we're delighted to bring some positive news.

This month, we welcome Lauren Hockin into the partnership.  We are delighted to have Lauren join us as a partner, immediately following her return from maternity leave.  Lauren is a partner in our Bideford office.



Happy New Year!

We would like to wish all of our clients a Happy New Year.

This New Year brings a change at Peter Peter & Wright as we say "goodbye" to Anne Slade who retired from the firm at the end of 2019.  Anne has worked at our Bideford office for the last 10 years and has enjoyed a successful legal career with us.  Her retirement promises to be full of travels and adventures and we all wish her well.


Okehampton Show

We had a wonderful day at the Okehampton Show this year - thank you to everyone who came to see us at our stand!


Merry Christmas

We would like to wish all our clients a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

We will be closing for the Christmas period from 12 noon on Friday 21 December 2018, re-opening on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 9am. 


Lauren Hockin

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.


Agricultural Shows

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.

Agricultural Shows

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!

Peter Pan

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

Well done to Zoe Sims, Ian Tithecott and Lauren Hockin from our Bideford office, for taking part in North Devon Hospice's "Mission: Unbreakable" fundraiser on Sunday 1 November 2015.

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!


Agricultural Shows

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.


Lauren Hockin

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.

Secondly, we welcome two solicitors to the firm; Alastair Teague and Fiona Mellon. 

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.


Jacqueline Perree

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.

  • Appledore Marathon Press Release