Solicitors in Chard

Our Chard office is located on Fore Street in the centre of town and can be easily reached on foot, by car or by public transport.

We offer a broad range of legal services for individuals, families and businesses alike. Whatever your legal problem, we are here to offer friendly, practical advice tailored to suit your needs.

We also have offices in Axminster and Lyme Regis, so you can reach us wherever you live in the South West regions.

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

  • Scott Rowe Solicitors
  • 36A Fore Street
  • Chard
  • Somerset
  • TA20 1PT
  • UK

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How to find our solicitors in Chard

Reaching us by car

There are some on-street parking bays available on Fore Street, including directly outside our office.

You can also park at the nearby Marketfield car park which has 71 spaces, including disabled parking and is just a 2-minute walk from our office.

Reaching us by bus

There are a number of bus stops on Fore Street and the High Street, so we can easily be reached from all over Chard. Our nearest stops are the Essex Close stops which are served by bus numbers 14, 30, 96C, 99 and 624.


We work tirelessly to make our services as easy to access as possible for all our clients. If you have any particular requirements, please get in touch for a confidential conversation with a friendly member of our team and we can discuss how to best accommodate you.

Our legal services in Chard

Our Chard solicitors offer a wide range of legal services for individuals and businesses in Chard and throughout Somerset.

Services for you


Making a Will is the most important thing you can do to make sure your future is set and your loved ones are provided for after you die. Without a Will, the State decides how your money and property should be divided, which may not be according to your wishes.

Our expert Wills solicitors in Chard can help you create a bespoke Will or change an existing Will, making sure that your wishes are respected and your estate is as tax efficient as possible.

Our expertise also includes:

  • Advance decisions
  • Will, inheritance & trust disputes

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

Lifetime planning

We cannot predict exactly what will happen in the future, so it is only sensible to plan for it.

Our lifetime planning solicitors in Chard can provide advice about a wide range of matters to protect you, your family and your future, including:

Probate and estate administration

When a person passes away, it usually falls to their loved ones to handle their final affairs. This can understandably be a stressful and overwhelming job, particularly when you are grieving.

Our probate solicitors in Chard are here to support you through this difficult time. We can take as much weight off your shoulders as you need us to, ensuring that everything goes smoothly every step of the way.

Whether you are an Executor under a Will or next of kin if the deceased died intestate, we will provide practical guidance every step of the way, including:

  • Applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Finalising finances and paying off debts
  • Handling Inheritance Tax

Family, matrimonial & relationship

Legal issues involving family can be sad and confusing for everyone involved. When facing challenges such as divorce or sorting out childcare after separation, it can be reassuring to have a legal specialist on your side.

Our Chard family law solicitors have the experience to help you through whatever issue is facing your family. Our expertise includes:

Employment law for employees

Problems at work can feel overwhelming and like no one is on your side. If you feel like you are being treated poorly or unfairly by your employer or former employer, getting the right legal advice is essential.

Our employment lawyers in Chard will be on your side, even when things seem hopeless. We are here to help you understand your legal rights and empower you to take the next steps, whether that is negotiating a suitable outcome with your employer or taking your case to an employment tribunal.

Dispute resolution

Legal disputes have the potential to spiral out of control and become very costly if you do not have the right advice. Whether you are involved in a dispute with a neighbour, your landlord, or even a friend or relative, we can provide robust dispute resolution advice and represent you during legal proceedings.

Our Chard dispute resolution solicitors take a firm but amicable approach to resolution, helping you keep costs and conflict as low as possible. We also have considerable experience representing clients at court. Our expertise includes:

Buying or selling a home

Buying or selling your home is an exciting experience, but you will be well aware that there are many legal steps to go through before the transaction is done and dusted. We can help you navigate the conveyancing process, working quickly and proactively so the job is done and you have the keys in your hand as soon as possible.

Our Chard conveyancing solicitors can assist with all residential property transactions. As well as buying and selling homes, we can assist with:

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

Renting a home

You have a right to feel safe and comfortable in your home, even if you have a landlord. If your landlord is not upholding their responsibilities or you are in a dispute, our friendly landlord and tenant solicitors can provide practical advice about your options.

Services for business

Employment law for employers

With so many employment laws to follow, it can be tricky keeping up with your responsibilities. However, failure to treat your employees fairly can have disastrous consequences, including financial and reputational damage as well as a drop in employee morale and productivity.

Our employment law solicitors in Chard can provide business-minded advice to help you put in place the framework you need to support your employees. We can also provide employment dispute resolution advice to resolve any issue that has arisen in your business.

Small business advice

Businesses encounter challenges and opportunities at every stage of their life. At the very beginning of life, you have the opportunity to put in place the framework you need to set your business up for growth and success.

Our commercial law solicitors in Chard help small businesses at every stage of their life, from inception, through day-to-day management, to disposal. Our strategic and commercially-minded team can provide the guidance you need to reduce the risk of disputes arising in future, protecting your business and potentially saving you money further down the line.

Agricultural law

Agricultural businesses and farms encounter unique legal issues which require specialist legal advice. Our team of agricultural law solicitors are proud to have long-standing relationships with the farming community across Somerset and the South West of England.

We have a thorough understanding of rural issues, enabling us to providing practical, tailored advice to farmers and landowners. Our expertise includes:

  • 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

Your commercial lease will form the foundation of a strong relationship with your landlord or tenant. Our commercial lease solicitors in Chard can advise your business on the terms of your lease and represent you during any disputes.

Commercial disputes

It does not need to be said that disputes can be very damaging to your business. As well as taking up time that could be spent on your operations, disputes can become extremely expensive and public, putting your reputation at risk.

Our commercial litigation solicitors have a wealth of expertise helping businesses resolve disputes. We take a strategic approach, taking steps to resolve issues quickly and privately while keeping costs as low as possible. Our expertise includes:

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

Commercial property

Whether your property is an investment or your business premises, it is important to have specialist legal advice when buying, selling or leasing to avoid issues.

Our commercial property solicitors in Chard can provide balanced, straightforward advice on a range of transactions and legal problems, including:

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

Landlord & tenant

Our commercial landlord and tenant solicitors in Chard can provide specialist legal guidance on all contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the letting of commercial property.

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

Have you ever considered who would step into your role if you became unable to run your business in the future, for example, because of injury or illness? A Business Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint people you trust to take over your affairs should you lose the mental capacity to make your own decisions later on.

Our Business Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in Chard can draft a bespoke document on your behalf that fully reflects your wishes and protects your business interests.

Get in touch with our solicitors in Chard

To get in touch with a member of our team in Chard, call us on 01460 63336 or, alternatively, fill in our enquiry form for a call back.