Our Team

Richard King

Richard is our Principal and was admitted as a Solicitor in July 1969 after 5 years’ Articles in a major London firm, where he became a Litigation Partner. With 49 years' experience in the legal sector he is a Grade A band Solicitor. His family originally came from Devon and in the early 1970s he... Read more »

Ailsa Tatton-Shell

Ailsa qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She has specialised in Wills, Probate and Trust Law for over 25 years, practicing predominantly in Devon and Somerset. Ailsa is a Grade A band freelance Solicitor and we are delighted to have her with us on a Monday and Thursday each week where she provides skilled, sensible... Read more »

Simon Browner

Simon Browner qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and has been practicing Law in Devon since 1987. He was a partner in a Plymouth firm for many years and has specialised in civil litigation and dispute resolution for most of his professional life. His current workload includes contractual disputes, employment tribunals, debt recovery, contentious probate,... Read more »

Martyn Coad

We welcomed Martyn to the firm in September 2018. Martyn qualified as a Licenced Conveyancer in 2009 and is a specialist property Lawyer with a total of 15 years' experience dealing with a broad range of residential and commercial transactions. He also holds a Diploma in Landlord & Tenant Law and is experienced with Lease... Read more »

Sarah Buchanan

Sarah is our Office Manager and PA to our Principal. A former Police Officer with the Ministry of Defence, Sarah has worked for the legal profession since 2001 and has been with the Firm since 2006. Her role is extremely varied and includes staff recruitment processes and the wider HR function, advertising and marketing, billing... Read more »

Hannah Dunn

Hannah originally joined us in 2007 as our receptionist, where she was the first point of contact for visitors and callers. She now works closely with Ailsa Tatton-Shell as our Wills and Probate Assistant. Using her knowledge and skills sensitively and diligently, Hannah ensures that our clients’ matters progress as smoothly as possible during what... Read more »

Eve Boswell

Eve joined us as our Receptionist in March 2019 after working front-of-house at a large hotel in the city centre where she gained and developed strong customer service skills. She uses these to good effect when meeting and greeting clients and callers to our office. Her cheerful, helpful personality and "can-do" approach means she is... Read more »

Michelle Stevens

Michelle began her working life as a legal secretary and having spent a number of subsequent years in customer service roles, decided she would like to return to the legal sector. Michelle joined us in 2017 as our receptionist where her friendly, helpful and pro-active nature is popular with clients and colleagues alike. A versatile... Read more »

Vicki Longmore

Vicki is a highly experienced certified bookkeeper and has been looking after Kings accounts as our legal cashier since 2005. She plays a vital role in ensuring we remain compliant with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Accounts Rules while maintaining the accounting function of the firm, providing our payroll services and billing support for all our... Read more »