Thursday, 29 September 2011


ABD Commercial Department warmly welcomes Richard Bowater who has recently joined the team!
Richard will not only be working from ABD’s Marlborough Office but he will also be based at ABD’s Wootton Bassett Office dealing with new business and helping to develop the Commercial Department as from October 2011.

He will also have a “watching brief” at ABD’s Calne based office dealing with any new business.
Richard is married, has 2 children and is the current captain of Spye Park Cricket Club. 

He is looking forward to his new role in the Commercial Department.

All enquiries regarding:-

-    Commercial land and property purchases/sales.
-    Business transfers and acquisitions.
-    Landlord and tenant work.
-    Equine.

Please contact Richard on

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Monday, 19 September 2011


The venue was Bowood Golf and Country Club, Near Chippenham, Wiltshire. The date was set, and Adam Sampson was delighted to attend!

ABD Partner Roger Chadwick who was recently elected to be President for the Gloucester and Wiltshire Law Society will begin his new role in 2012.


Roger has been actively recruiting new sponsors and also new members to help promote and develop the Law Society in becoming a more accessible body.

He invited Adam Sampson to attend Bowood Golf and Country Club to talk about his role as Chief Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales.

Once the legal fraternity had gathered and seated, Adam spoke to an audience of about 70 people who listened to the role of the Legal Ombudsman and why it has been created. He talked about the changing complaints structure, and the purpose of the scheme.
This presentation was well attended from new members to existing members of the Gloucester and Wiltshire Law Society, qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors, legal executives and law students.


One of the sponsors of the Gloucester and Wiltshire Law Society is Handlesbanken, a Swedish Bank with approximately 100 offices in the UK.

Corporate Managers for Handlesbanken, Swindon - Paul Brown and Shaun Bradshaw were also invited to attend the event and chat to the legal fraternity about their involvement as a sponsor.

After a “Question and Answer” session with Adam Sampson, Roger Chadwick thanked everybody for attending.

ABD Partner Roger Chadwick (left) with Adam Sampson.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Awdry Bailey and Douglas Solicitors is now a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm.

The firm is very pleased to announce that they have successfully been approved by the Law Society for accreditation to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

“Only firm’s offering the highest standards of conveyancing are accepted.”  (Law Society).

Mrs Ronna Turley, Head of Conveyancing, for ABD Offices in Devizes, Calne, Wootton Bassett and Marlborough along with her team were delighted to hear the good news.

From left to right - Sally Mason, Sonya Smith, Sarah Lovesey, Kellie Hinton, Jackie Cooper, Kathryn Roker, Joe Phelan, Ronna Turley, Kate Hudson, Rebecca Davis, Rebecca Vassie, Georgina Giddings and Jean Phillips.

According to the Law Society this accreditation provides a recognised quality kite mark standard for residential conveyancing practices. It is designed to provide a bench mark when purchasers, sellers and lenders are dealing with conveyancing firms. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme shows that the firm is a genuine conveyancing firm which has passed strict quality checks to ensure efficient conveyancing procedures under the new Law Society protocol, also good practice management standards. The aim is to stamp out fraudulent/bogus firms and improve the standard of conveyancing in England and Wales.

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association and the Association of British Insurers.

Look out for our new kite mark!