Thursday, 30 June 2011


A big welcome to David Kelshall who started 1st June 2011!

David has joined our Marlborough Office as a probate solicitor within the private client department. He will be responsible to David Sutton (private client partner) and is representing "the way forward".

He will be dealing with wills, tax and trusts.

Sunday, 5 June 2011





Does everybody know the Yardbirds legend? Aficionados of pop music will of course be familiar with this legendary groups history. Not naming any names of course..... Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja??? This band set the template for groups like Cream, Jeff Beck Group and Led Zeppelin (originally the New Yardbirds)...

"Everybody knows the Yardbirds legend, if not their music. By introducing Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page to the world, the band set the template not only for Cream, the Jeff Beck Group and Led Zeppelin (originally the New Yardbirds), but also for virtually every rock group featuring distortion, feedback and in-your-face electric-guitar virtuosity." (Devizes Festival Programme).

ABD have been both a lead and now a main sponsor of the Devizes Festival for a number of years. This year is the Festivals 30th anniversary - an event that ABD are proud to be associated with.

Last night, one of the Festivals biggest events so far, sponsored solely by ABD, The Yardbirds played in Devizes famous Corn Exchange which provided a throwback to the middle and late 60's when many famous groups played there including The Who.

ABD Partners Peter Shah, Tony Awdry, Roger Chadwick, Alistair Everett and Andrew Douglas with legendary group!

Guests were invited by personal invitation to the event last night to enjoy drinks and canapes at The Bear Hotel, Devizes followed by the opportunity to see the Yardbirds performing live.

Drinks and canapes at The Bear Hotel, Devizes

The reformed band founding members Jim McCarty (drums and backing vocals), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitarist, backing vocals) were joined by fantastic guitarists Ben King, Andy Mitchell and David Smale.

"The evening will feature The Yardbirds famous back catalogue and quite a few surprises as well". (Devizes Festival programme)

Most famous hits and recordings included "for your love" (first single to go gold), "good morning school girl", "over under sideways down", "heart full of soul", and "I wish you would".

The Corn Exchange was packed! Feet were tapping! people were dancing and swaying to the beat of the music! Everybody had a really great time!