(From left to right: Simon Cutting, Nick Penwell, Dan Pollard, Neil Starr)
Both have made significant contributions to their respective departments and the firm and have shown commitment and loyalty. We are pleased as they take the next step in their careers with us at Dunn & Baker Solicitors.
Dan Pollard joined the firm as a Trainee in 2006, subsequently qualifying as a Solicitor into Dunn & Baker’s Private Client Team in 2008, specialising in Wills and Probate work. He quickly established himself both within the firm as well as within the local legal world, working closely with a number of local charities. He was later promoted to an Associate Solicitor and was the youngest Associate within the firm at the time. Dan has continued to develop into a top level Private Client Solicitor and just 13 short years after joining the firm, the Partners are delighted to welcome him into the Partnership.
Dan has lived in Devon most of his life and always been very involved with local clubs and organisations, being a keen fitness fanatic. Dan loves nothing more than an early morning row on the River Teign or a cliff top walk along the South Hams’ coastline.
Dan is very much looking forward to his future within the firm he has spent the majority of his working life with, continuing to assist in developing Dunn & Baker’s thriving Private Client Department and build on his links within the local community.
Head of the Private Client Department and Senior Partner, Nick Penwell, has said “Dan’s appointment as partner comes following his unwavering commitment to Dunn & Baker Solicitors and marks a new chapter for the firm and his career. We look forward to many more years of his continuing support”.
Neil Starr is based at our Exeter office and has over 18 years’ experience in property work, specialising in both Commercial Property and Residential Property. In relation to Commercial Property, Neil acts for Property Developers, Local Authorities, Landlords and Tenants, Insolvency Practitioners and individuals. He also has considerable experience with acting for both Buyers and Sellers of business sales which have a property aspect, such as hotels, public houses, restaurants, retail premises and petrol stations. In relation to Residential Property, Neil undertakes a range of work including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and land transfers.
Neil has lived and worked in East Devon all his life, apart from a short spell studying Law at Southampton and Guildford. Neil is well known in the property community and has many loyal clients. He believes that communication with his clients and all relevant parties is an integral part of his work to achieve maximum client satisfaction. As many of Neil’s existing clients will vouch, he is practical, knowledgeable and completes matters promptly.
Managing Partner, Simon Cutting, has said “Neil has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to both the Commercial and Residential teams since joining Dunn & Baker Solicitors. His appointment has been well-earned and brings the firm an increased confidence in the departments he contributes to. We all look forward to his input over the coming years”.