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East Devon Law is a legal consultancy and not a firm of solicitors. East Devon Law is the trading name of East Devon Law LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC423017. Registered office: 5 Barnfield Crescent Exeter EX1 1QT. A list of members and their professional qualifications is available for inspection at the offices of the firm. Ian Hunt is a Partner and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) No: 29548. Derek Hunt is a Partner and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) No: 8291. Ian and Derek Hunt as Members of CILEx are independently regulated by CILEx Regulation and the professional rules applicable to the provision of these legal services can be found in the CILEx Code of Conduct.   The website address is The code sets out nine core principles that members of CILEx must follow and these are:

  1. Uphold the rule of law and the impartial administration of justice
  2. Maintain high standards of professional and personal conduct and justify public trust in you, your profession and the provision of legal services
  3. Behave with honesty and integrity
  4. Comply with you legal and regulatory obligations and deal with your regulators and ombudsmen openly, promptly and co-operatively
  5. Act competently in the best interest of your client and respect client confidentiality
  6. Treat everyone fairly and without prejudice
  7. Ensure your independence is not compromised
  8. Act effectively and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles
  9. Protect client money and assets

Consultant Solicitors Robert Scott, Steven Carman and Lisa Todd and the professional rules applicable to the legal services provided by them are contained in the SRA Code of Conduct which can be found on the SRA website or you can contact the SRA on 0870 606 2555. Consultant Notary Public Gloria Ryden is regulated by the rules of the Master of the Faculties which can be found on their website Ian Hunt is a Full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) No: 2599. The professional standards applicable to members of STEP are set out in the STEP Code of Professional Conduct. All Will writing work is compliant with the STEP Code for Will Preparation in England and Wales. Both Codes can be found on the STEP website Ian is also an Accredited Full member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) Member No: 1532. In accordance with the SFE Code of Conduct, we have a Client Care Policy a copy of which can be downloaded via the link on our Further Information tab. East Devon Law is a Full member of the Equity Release Council No: 787

As we are approved members of the Devon, Somerset & Torbay Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme, membership number 721, we adhere to the terms & conditions laid down in their guidance document.  For more details see

All other services, listed on the 'Other Services' tab, including reserved legal services, referred to on this website are provided via our Trusted Associates, full details of which are available on request.

Privacy Statement

This statement explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold about you may need to be corrected, please contact us. Our Data Protection Privacy Notice is available to download in the further Information Tab.
As you would expect, we monitor visits to our website, principally so that we can make sure that it is easy to navigate, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the site and our services. The information that we collect in this process will not identify you as an individual. In common with most websites, our site uses cookies - small data files which are downloaded to your computer so that we can recognise that your computer has visited the site before. We do not use cookies to identify you, just to improve your experience of the site - for example, by allowing the site to remember your bookmarks and language preference. You can if you wish set your Internet browser so that it will not automatically download cookies - this will not prevent you from using our site. The exact steps necessary to block cookies vary from browser to browser. They are generally explained in the "Help" section of the browser.

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The information materials and opinions contained on this website are for general information purposes only, are not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances. East Devon Law accepts no responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website. If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact us.
Certain parts of this site link to external internet sites, and other external internet sites may link to this website. East Devon Law is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites.

Intellectual Property Rights

The materials published on this website are unless otherwise stated the copyright works of Ian D Hunt and East Devon Law. The copyright of the website design belongs absolutely to You may make copies of materials published which are of interest to you for your own personal use and you may also provide occasional copies to others for information purposes only provided that you do so free of charge. When you do make copies for yourself or others, the content of the published material and the copyright notices must remain intact, your communication of the content must not be misleading or inaccurate and a copy of this notice must accompany any copies of the materials which you provide to others. No other use of the materials published on this website is permitted without the express prior written consent of East Devon Law. The East Devon Law name, logo and strap line is a registered Trade Mark and as such cannot be copied or used without the express written consent of East Devon Law. East Devon Law is also a registered business name on the National Business Register LLP.
All above information correct as at 24 August 2018.