North Devon’s Approachable Law Firm

Brewer Harding & Rowe is a modern and successful full-service law firm with four offices across North Devon - one in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton and Ilfracombe.

Our solicitors offer a wide range of legal services. Specialist departments enable us to advise businesses, organisations and individuals on any number of legal matters. We are one of the leading local firms of solicitors, providing quality professional legal advice whilst maintaining a friendly, approachable and responsive service. Our aim is to find practical solutions to problems and to give straightforward and understandable legal advice.

The firm's history and presence in North Devon can be traced back as far as the 18th century. Despite being around a long time, we continually invest heavily in technology and quality systems, to provide reliable, resourceful and up to date legal advice.

Our team of over 20 legal advisers operate from our North Devon offices in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton and Ilfracombe. Find out more about our individual services or business services.

Our History

Brewer Harding & Rowe’s roots are firmly fixed in North Devon with Richard Harding originally establishing the law firm in the early 1790's. Richard Harding was a member of a well-known North Devon land-owning family that lived at Buzzacott Manor, Combe Martin and later at Upcott House, near Barnstaple. The early work of the firm involved the management of the Harding Estate and in 1988 the partners gave a large collection of Harding family papers to the North Devon Records Office.

The law firm grew steadily during the 19th century and was acquired by Geoffrey Stallard, a London solicitor, just after the Second World War. A partnership of the Stallard family (father, mother and daughter) ran the firm as a general country practice until the late 1970's.

A period of rapid expansion followed their retirement. In 1982, the firm acquired the Bideford practice of T. Oerton & Martin. In 1993, the firm merged with the Ilfracombe practice of Messrs. Rowe Watts & Wood, which had been the leading firm in that town for nearly 100 years.

In 1996 the firm merged with the firm of Brewers which had been a long established and leading firm in Barnstaple for over 200 years with a wide ranging client base.

On 1st May 2008, we continued to grow amalgamating with Triggs Read & Dart Solicitors. Today the firm is the prominent and established legal practices in North Devon with offices at Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton and Ilfracombe.