Solicitors in Axminster (Head Office)

Our Axminster office is located on Chard Street, close to Axminster Hospital, and is easily accessible by car, public transport or on foot. We offer a wide range of legal services catered towards individuals, families and businesses alike, offering specialist expertise to suit our clients needs.

We also have offices in Lyme Regis and Chard, which allows us to reach a wide pool of clients across the South West region.

To get in touch with our team in Axminster, use the contact details below, or fill in our enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.

  • Scott Rowe Solicitors
  • Chard Street
  • Axminster
  • Devon
  • EX13 5DS
  • UK

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How to find our solicitors in Axminster

Reaching us by car

There is parking available at the Poplar Mount Long Stay Car Park, which is across the road from our office on Chard Street.

Reaching us by bus

There are a number of bus stops along Chard Street, which are served by the bus numbers 4, 4B, 30 and 885.  All of these buses stop at Trinity Square in Axminster, a couple minutes’ walk from our office.

Reaching us by train

Our office is just a ten minute walk away from Axminster Train Station.


We strive to make our services as accessible as possible for all of our clients. So, if you have any specific requirements prior to visiting us, please get in touch with a member of our team so we can discuss how to best accommodate you.

Our legal services in Axminster

Our Axminster solicitors offer a wide range of legal services for both individuals and businesses in Axminster and throughout Devon.

Services for you


Having an up-to-date Will in place is an absolute necessity if you want estate to be passed on to your loved ones exactly as you would intend. Without a Will in place, the State directs how your assets are distributed, which may not align with your wishes.

Our expert Wills solicitors in Axminster can work alongside you to help you draft a Will from scratch, or amend an existing Will, to make sure that it accurately reflects your wishes, and is as tax efficient as possible.

Our expertise also includes:

Our Wills solicitors are Law Society accredited for Wills & Inheritance Quality, reflecting their exceptional standards of advice in this area.

Lifetime planning

It is not always possible to precisely predict exactly what is going to happen in the future, which is why it is sensible to plan for as many eventualities as possible.

Our lifetime planning solicitors in Axminster have a wide range of expertise in a variety of matters, which means we are well placed to advise you no matter what your circumstances are.

Our expertise includes:

Probate and estate administration

When someone dies, it will usually fall on their loved ones to administer their estate. This can often prove to be a complicated process, which is where probate and estate administration solicitors help to make sure everything goes ahead as smoothly as possible.

Whether you are an Executor of an estate or the next of kin, we can provide practical guidance that will allow you to effectively deal with the administration of someone’s estate. This may range from determining the size of an estate for Probate and Inheritance Tax purposes, to settling any existing debts on the property.

Family, matrimonial & relationship

Legal issues involving your family tend to be incredibly sensitive matters, especially they as have the potential to jeopardise long-lasting relationships. Where familial disputes do arise, it’s vital that the matter is handled with sympathetic, tailored advice that result in practical solutions.

Our family law solicitors in Axminster have considerable experience handling all manner of issues, ranging from straightforward divorces, through to instances of domestic abuse.

We have expertise in:

Employment law for employees

Issues in the workplace are common, but many employees fail to fully understand their employment rights. If you believe that you are being treated unfairly by your employer, then it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Our employment lawyers in Axminster can work alongside you to clarify your situations, what your rights are and advise you on what your next steps should be – including taking a case through to an employment tribunal.

Dispute resolution

Legal disputes can end up being very costly and stressful, no matter who they involve and what they revolve around. Whether you are involved in a dispute with a landlord, or even a family member, handling it in the wrong manner could have serious consequences.

Wherever possible, our disputes solicitors in Axminster will seek to resolve disputes by using methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, reducing the need for costly court proceedings. If court is unavoidable, we can also provide robust representation to make sure that you achieve the best possible result.

Our dispute expertise includes:

Buying or selling a home

Buying or selling a home is an exciting prospect, but it also comes with plenty of potential stumbling blocks. Our conveyancing solicitors in Axminster can help you to effectively navigate those stumbling blocks, allowing you to make the move with confidence.

We have the expertise to ensure that every base is covered whenever you are buying or selling a residential property, acting as quickly as possible and being completely transparent in our communication so you are never kept in the dark.

We also have specialist expertise in:

We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme for our expertise in this area.

Renting a home

Renting a home can be more trouble than it is worth if you are with a landlord that is not upholding their responsibilities.

We have a wealth of combined expertise in regard to landlord and tenant law and are skilled in preventing and settling disputes. This helps to ensure that the rest of your tenancy remains as amicable as possible.

Services for business

Employment law for employers

Employers have a wide range of legal obligations towards their employees which need to be adhered to. Failure to do could lead to serious repercussions for the business as a whole.

Our employment law solicitors in Axminster can work alongside your business to clarify what your obligations are as an employer, advise you in relation to avoiding potential employment disputes and help to solve any employment disputes which have arisen in your business.

Small business advice

Setting up a small business from scratch is certainly exciting, but without the right legal advice from the outset, it can also be a very challenging experience. Too often small businesses fail to get off the ground due to a lack of legal guidance at the earliest opportunity.

Our commercial law solicitors in Axminster can help your small business to identify and resolve possible problems, protecting your business and potentially saving you money further down the line.

Agricultural law

There are a number of legal issues which exclusively affect agricultural and farming businesses, so it is vital to seek specifically tailored advice.

Our agricultural law solicitors are proud of the long-standing relationship we enjoy with the farming community and have a thorough knowledge of rural issues, enabling us to understand the problems farmers and landowners face, and to offer practical legal advice.

Our expertise incudes:

  • Agricultural land tribunal
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Arbitrations
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Farming partnerships
  • Fishing rights
  • Holiday lets
  • Milk Quota
  • Notices to quit
  • Prosecutions
  • Shooting rights
  • Succession

Business leases

As a business, your commercial lease will be one of your most important documents, as its terms will govern the general use of the property in question. Breaching those terms could land your business in hot water.

Our business lease solicitors in Axminster can advise your business on the terms of your lease and can act on your behalf if there is a dispute or a lease needs to be brought to an end.

Commercial disputes

It goes without saying, but a dispute involving your business can be incredibly damaging. Not only do you run the risk of losing important capital, but you are also likely to suffer long lasting reputational damage.

Our commercial litigation solicitors have a depth of experience to fall back on when it comes to advising on commercial disputes and can ensure that the matter in hand is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We can advise on:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Building disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Disputes with customers
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Partnership disputes

Commercial property

If you are involved in purchasing, selling or leasing a commercial property, you need to make sure that you are properly advised and represented so that avoidable mistakes can be sidestepped altogether.

We have a proficient team of commercial property solicitors who will provide balanced and straightforward advice to make your transaction a success.

Our team’s expertise includes:

  • Disputes and property litigation
  • Leases
  • Property development
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Sales and purchases
  • Secured lending

Landlord & tenant

Landlord and tenant law is constantly evolving, which means you always need to stay on top of your responsibilities.

Our commercial property team have specialist expertise in advising on contentious and non-contentious aspects of landlord and tenant law, keeping up to date with the latest developments and offering solutions on a range of matters.

 Our expertise includes:

  • Assignments and Sub-Letting
  • Assured Shortholds and Tenancies
  • Enforcement of covenants
  • Forfeiture
  • Issuing proceedings for the possession of premises
  • Issues arising from the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • Landlord’s consents
  • Lease negotiation
  • Lease renewal
  • Leasehold enfranchisements
  • Recovery of service charges
  • Removal of unauthorised occupants
  • Rent reviews
  • Rent arrears
  • Schedules of dilapidations

Business Lasting Power of Attorney

A Business Lasting Power of Attorney (BLPA) enables a business owner to authorise an attorney to make decisions related to the business, should they lose the capacity to do so in the future.

Our Business Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors can work with you to help you decide on who you should make an attorney and what powers you want to grant them.

Get in touch with our solicitors in Axminster

To get in touch with a member of our team in Axminster, call the number below or, alternatively, fill in our enquiry form for a call back.