When Mr. Arthur Jones set up his firm in 1951 he established the ethos of welcoming clients with friendliness and informality. To this day it is seldom necessary for a client visiting the firm to make a prior appointment. All members of the staff are involved with meeting clients and in the day-to-day business of dealing with their affairs, meaning that there is always someone available to help.
The firm’s current proprietor, Mr Anthony Wade, qualified as a solicitor in 1964. Anthony spent the early part of his legal career working in London, covering diverse areas such as criminal, matrimonial and commercial matters. In 1973 he became the sole proprietor of F. Arthur Jones & Co., choosing to retain the firm’s existing name and build expertise in bread and butter work of a high street law firm: conveyancing, wills and probate, criminal, commercial and matrimonial.
More recently the firm has dealt with legal work ranging from the everyday to specialist private client work, conveyancing, family law and divorce.
Today Anthony focuses on the firm’s core business of conveyancing, wills and probate. His experience of these matters has been honed over a lifetime in law and, with knowledge of many other legal problems, Anthony finds incisive, practical solutions for clients.
Cheryl, Family Law and Divorce Expert, assists clients in the event of separation, issues over children and finances. The firm’s ethos remains strong and the Family Department aims to provide a personal and efficient service delivered with discretion and sensitivity.
After all these years of serving clients in Exmouth and East Devon F Arthur Jones & Co remains different:
A firm where a tight-knit staff personally commit to finding the best possible outcomes for their clients.