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Welcome to Solicitors Title

Our clients tell us that they enjoy working with us. Why? Because we act as their legal partner, not just another service provider.

Covid-19 Update: Despite these difficult times, we are operational and open for business, but following the Prime Minister’s lock-down, our offices are no longer open to the public.  Please, however, contact us in the usual way and we will be happy to deal with any enquiries.

We are a long-established group of modern lawyers who have been providing a personalised legal service for businesses and the people who create, grow, run and sell them all over the UK. For our business clients we can offer a full range of services from trademarks and copyright, employment and shareholder agreements, through to mergers and acquisitions. We have significant expertise in franchising and are one of a limited number of firms in the south west with this much experience in the sector.

We have significant knowledge and expertise in property, both commercial and residential, conveyancing, landlord and tenant issues, title problems and boundary disputes.

Statistics show that many people who would benefit from legal advice shy away from seeking out help and support over uncertainties around costs; unlike almost all other law firms, we only charge our clients based on the actual time spent working on the matter or in many cases we will agree a fixed fee; we do not adopt an artificial 6-minute unit of time in our charges; after all if we’ve spent only 2 minutes on something, how can it be right to charge our clients for more? However, this this is the approach almost all other solicitors adopt!

Alongside our fairer charging policy, much of our work can now be undertaken for a fixed fee; where this is not possible or the best option, we will always provide an up-front estimate of our fees, mindful of the importance around transparency and Costs Information.  We are Regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority; No. 598202 – to check our regulatory information, you can click the digital badge in the footer whilst on any page of our website, showing our information via the SRA’s website.

We build long-term relationships with our clients, recognising that by delivering real value and cost-effective solutions, our clients are able to achieve their aims, effectively and efficiently. Our initial consultation is always free, just contact us or request a call back.


Western Gazette
Business Awards 2014

2015 Legal
Award Winner

Devon and Somerset
Law Society 2016 Shortlist

The Legal 500

The Legal 500

Shortlisted Devon and Somerset
Law Society Awards 2018


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Solicitors Title officially acknowledged as a ‘Leading Firm’ in Legal 500

07 Oct 2020

Solicitors Title are delighted to be ranked, once again, as a ‘Leading Firm’ in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500, for its outstanding corporate and commercial expertise.

Legal 500 is an independent directory of leading law firms and lawyers.  Published annually, this internationally recognised independent guide is compiled after extensive research, including confidential references from clients and contacts and following assessment of the work carried out by each practice being reviewed.  It serves as an international benchmark of quality and expertise.

The directory notes that ‘Solicitors Title LLP has carved out a practice advising local technology sector SMEs on commercial contracts and data protection issues’.

Richard James, is a well-respected, approachable and down to earth specialist in business law and franchising including domestic & international work.  He is singled out by Legal 500 as having a particular expertise in MBOs, joint ventures, M&A and restructurings.

The firm now has offices in Yeovil, Ilminster, Taunton, Exeter and Totnes and it covers a broad corporate and commercial practice embracing everything from mergers to investment deals and joint venture projects, alongside intellectual property, commercial and franchising advice.  The Legal 500 has previously acknowledged that Richard James’s team ‘has both the knowledge and experience to equal that of any London corporate firm’. The corporate team is also supported by specialists in commercial property and litigation.

Commenting on this year’s rankings, Richard James said “It is gratifying that the firm has won recognition a leading corporate firm in our region.  This is a testament to the quality of service we deliver.’

The Legal 500 applies globally recognised standards against which we are happy to be judged.  This accreditation demonstrates that our clients are able to access legal services and expertise of the quality expected of a City of London firm but locally and at an affordable price.

Our clients range from young and entrepreneurial businesses to those operating globally, who appreciate our modern approach and willingness to go the extra mile, helping them to achieve their ambitions.”

The Legal 500 review can be viewed at:


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Our Refreshing Approach – A Recent Client Testimonial

“What can I say about George, other than the guy is not only great at what he does, but he’s honest, reassuring and a genuine pleasure to talk to.

A few months back, my business was dealing with a very problematic client, one who left us in the middle of a feud between the business ownership teams. I thought we were in a no win situation and we were being hounded left and right by both sides, via multiple methods of communication all day and night!

One call to George and everything changed. He listened and crucially for me, did not judge the decisions I had made, both the understandable and questionable ones. He spoke to me with authority, but overall with understanding around the problem we were facing.

Within 2-3 days of George becoming involved everything was sorted and a resolution found, no doubt drawn from what I now know is the team’s depth of experience in the creative and technology space. A few weeks’ later, thanks to the work George and Richard, one of the partners, both did for us, we were finally able to cut the ties with this particular client.

If you find yourself in a hole like we did, even if it is something more straightforward, give George a call, you will not regret it. We are now planning to use Solicitors Title’s services for all of our businesses’ legal needs.”

Brian Crocker
Managing Director,
Plymouth Web and Digital Agency, Kinetic Jam

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