Keith is Head of our Property Team and a commercial property specialist.
Keith has worked in Exeter for more than 25 years, and advises on the full spectrum of commercial property transactions. He has been recognised for many years as a “Leader in his Field” by Chambers UK Legal Directory.
His work includes:-
James started his legal career in the City of London with a leading international practice before spending four years working in Australia predominantly advising venture capital clients and investee companies in the IT sector. On returning to the UK, James became a partner in a local firm before setting up his own practice, which he grew successfully until merging with Over Taylor Biggs to form OTB Eveling LLP.
James has 15 years experience working on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters for multinationals and owner managed businesses. He regularly advises on company sales and acquisitions, joint venture agreements and commercial trading arrangements.
David has been involved in leading corporate transactions since 1990 when he qualified in the City of London with a top ten city practice. David’s experience extends across the corporate spectrum including finance, private equity, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company and business sales and international joint ventures. David has worked in-house as European General Counsel for a NASDAQ listed dot.com, lead the restructuring of a multi-national turnaround and run his own turnaround firm. He is a French speaker and advises both UK and international clients nationally and overseas.
Matt trained with an international law firm, prior to spending over 10 years with a top 100 law firm where he was responsible for leading their employment team across six offices, before joining OTB Eveling LLP in June 2017.
Matt is known for his strategic advisory offering. He advises corporate and commercial employers on a range of employment and people related issues including restructuring projects, staff transfers and TUPE, employment litigation, outsourcing, and industrial relations.
Graham started his career in private practice in 1982 before working in house for a local authority for over ten years. Since his return to private practice he has worked for a large regional law firm before joining OTB Eveling in September 2014.
Graham acts for individuals and developer companies on a wide range of conveyancing matters from buying and selling houses and flats, buying and selling small developments, putting together a standard documents for developers to use on the sale of individual plots on sites. He has also extensive experience of both residential and commercial lending work.
After graduating with a first class LLB Law degree in 2015, Hayley worked in human resources before joining OTB Eveling in October 2016 as a Paralegal. She is studying toward her Graduate Fast Track Diploma (GFTD) and is currently an Associate of CILEx. Once completed she will be on track to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2019.
Hayley works within the Property department and has experience dealing with a mixture of residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as assisting developer clients with site set ups and plot sales.
Annelie is a corporate and commercial solicitor who has over 17 years’ experience in advising businesses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.
Annelie worked as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Flybe Group plc. Prior to working at Flybe, Annelie was a partner in the corporate and commercial team of a leading regional law firm.
Annelie regularly advises on shareholder agreements, the sale and purchase of shares and assets, partnership matters, joint venture and LLP agreements, terms and conditions for the sale and purchase of goods and/or services, agency agreements, distribution agreements and online trading and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016.
Michael is an associate solicitor in the commercial litigation department who has over 12 years’ experience in dealing with a range of issues for commercial and construction clients.
Michael’s aim is to find a practical solution to his clients’ problems, so they can be resolved in a face and cost-effective way. He does this by understanding their business, getting to the root cause of the issues and considering what the priorities are. He knows that clients don’t want legal ‘jargon’ and simply need a solution to their problem.
His expertise includes:
Disputed works valuations and retention sums; disputes over remedial works; adjudication proceedings and liquidated damages claims.
Breach of contract claims; shareholder and director disputes; disputes between suppliers and customers; recovering unpaid debts; insolvency litigation
Commercial landlord and tenant; dilapidations claims; restrictive covenant disputes; residential landlord and tenant; nuisance claims; disputes over rights of way
“Your service was prompt, efficient and comprehensive; and your fees were reasonable” – company chairman of local business
Matthew qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2017. He worked in Belfast before becoming dual qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales and joining the corporate team of OTB Eveling in January 2019.
Kath trained and worked as an employment solicitor with a national law firm for 10 years before joining a Top 100 law firm. Kath worked in the specialist employment team, supporting employers with a wide range of employee relations issues, organisational projects and employment litigation. Kath then moved in-house with the Royal Shakespeare Company where she worked as part of their HR team for 18 months, before leaving to become an HR consultant working with a diverse range of employer clients nationally. After a four-year break from law, Kath decided to bring her unique insight, skills and experience back into law and joined OTB Eveling in September 2019.
Kath’s experience in the legal sector, in house and as an HR Consultant has given her a detailed understanding of the range of employment issues employers face. Her hands on experience of the commercial pressures faced by employers give her a genuine appreciation of the need to provide practical and pragmatic support to her clients to achieve the required outcome. Kath is known for the strong bond she builds with her clients.
Carl began his legal career at Over Taylor Biggs in 2007 and remained at the firm when it became OTB Eveling in 2012.
During that time Carl has developed extensive experience in all areas of residential and commercial property transactional work.
Carl advises developers and individuals on all aspects of development sales, acquisitions, site set up and plot sales.
Sarah trained with and worked for a global law firm for six years before relocating to the South West in 2013. Sarah then worked for a long established local firm until joining OTB Eveling LLP in September 2018.
Sarah has a broad experience of advising a range of businesses and organisations on all areas of employment law. Sarah provides advice on contentious and non-contentious matters including employee relations, employment tribunal litigation, equality and diversity, senior executive exits and business restructures and reorganisations. Sarah provides advice on complex investigations and risk management as well as strategic support on litigation.
Sarah also provides support to the Corporate team on employee related aspects of acquisitions and transfers, outsourcing and change management.
David began his legal career at a top 500 regional law firm before joining OTB Eveling LLP in November 2018.
David advises sole traders, directors, partners, property investors and developers on all aspects of commercial property work, including acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, and development. David has particular experience in landlord and tenant matters and licensed property transactions.
Mark worked for international law firms and an award winning barristers’ chambers in London before relocating to the West Country in 2015.
Mark joined OTB Eveling in October 2017 and is responsible for HR, IT, financial planning and the general day-to-day management of the operation.
Lisa trained at and spent 10 years working for a global law firm before moving from London to join OTB Eveling LLP in September 2019.
Lisa is experienced in advising a diverse range of corporate and commercial clients within private and in-house legal practice. She is skilled in commercial contracts, data protection and transactional and non-transactional corporate services across commercial, insurance, travel, healthcare, technology, sport, entertainment and arts sectors.
Rebecca joined OTB Eveling in October 2015 having previously worked for 7 years with a top 100 regional law firm. Rebecca acts for a wide range of corporate clients across various sectors. She has a wealth of experience in mergers, acquisitions, investments, constitutional documentation, restructurings, governance and joint ventures. Rebecca has a reputation for helping her clients achieve a commercially effective result, really getting to the heart of the things that matter.
Emma started her legal career working in-house for 4 years with a global renewable energy developer before moving into private practice to work with a top 100 regional law firm for 2 years and joining OTB Eveling LLP in October 2015.
Emma advises companies, directors and shareholders on a wide range of corporate law related issues. She has experience in the sale and acquisition of businesses, companies and renewable energy projects, managing disclosure exercises, corporate governance and constitutional documentation.