• Andrew Burke

    Partner and Head of Residential Property. Combines responsibility for the management and development of residential property services throughout the firm with acting for a wide range of private clients, investors and developers in all aspects of residential property transactions. Trained at Slee Blackwell from 1990 to 1992 becoming a partner in 1995. Educated at Ilfracombe School, Southampton University and Nottingham Law School. Lives in Exeter and Appledore. A former rugby player, is still in search of a replacement sport having found that ski-ing, golf and tennis are not for him. Coastguards are concerned that sailing is next on the list.

    Office Location: Barnstaple
    Position: Partner
    Telephone: 01271 349 939
    Email: a.burke@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Louise Langabeer

    Louise joined the firm in March 1998, qualified as a solicitor in January 2001 and was made a partner in October 2004. Although based at the firm’s Barnstaple office Louise’s residential conveyancing practice covers the whole of England and Wales. She is a member of BNI and her personal interests include walking, socialising, and enjoying the odd glass of wine. Louise is also member of IAM and is a qualified observer with a local group of advanced motorists.

    Office Location: Barnstaple
    Position: Partner
    Telephone: 01271 349 943
    Email: l.langabeer@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Brett Lawrence

    Brett is a Partner and manager of our South Molton Office where he specialises in both freehold and leasehold residential property transactions.

    Brett achieved a degree in Economics at Bristol University before reading post graduate Law at Exeter University where he also completed the Legal Practice Certificate. He trained with Slee Blackwell and has worked in four of the firms five offices. Brett also sits on the Devon and Exeter Law Society education and training sub-committee.

    Away from the office, Brett spends most of his free time doting on his young family and where possible, enjoys the occasional game of rugby for Ilfracombe Rugby Club – though not to the standard that he and most of the forward pack would like.

    Office Location: South Molton
    Position: Partner
    Telephone: 0808 139 1606
    Email: b.lawrence@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Samantha Millington

    Samantha joined the firm’s Barnstaple office in July 2006 and has more than 25 year experience in residential conveyancing. She began as a conveyancing secretary going on to become became a paralegal/conveyancing executive in 2000. After a successful career in the south east, Sam relocated to North Devon to enjoy rural life. She loves the Devon countryside and enjoys coastal walks at Westward Ho!, Instow and Northam Burrows with her dog.

    Office Location: Barnstaple
    Position: Conveyancing executive
    Telephone: 01271 372128
    Email: s.millington@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Emma Napper

    Emma Napper joined the Slee Blackwell Solicitors in 2002, becoming a partner in 2006. Emma is manager of our Bideford branch, where she heads up our property team. Emma, who was previously based in our Barnstaple and South Molton offices, specialises in both residential and commercial conveyancing, dealing with both freehold and leasehold property. She also has extensive experience in licensing law. Emma is a member of the North Devon Business Association

    Office Location: Bideford
    Position: Partner
    Telephone: 01237 427 925
    Email: e.napper@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Katie Clark

    Katie Clark works as a trainee Legal Executive at our office in Bideford, North Devon.  She has specialised in residential conveyancing since the year 2000. She joined us in 2018 after relocating to Devon from Surrey.  Katie worked for London firms for more than a decade, dealing with real estate in the prime and super prime London markets.  Her clients include high net worth individuals and their companies, banks, developers and overseas investors.  Katie is experienced in handling complex and challenging property transactions.  She is commercially minded, responsive and firmly focused on her client’s objectives. Katie is always willing to talk through any prospective transaction and provide an estimate of the legal fees.

    Office Location: Bideford
    Position: Trainee Legal Executive
    Telephone: 01237 427 925
    Email: k.clark@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Gemma Williams

    Gemma specialises in residential conveyancing and is based at our Barnstaple office in North Devon. She joined Slee Blackwell in 2005 as a trainee Legal Executive, graduating as a fully qualified CILEX in April 2015.

    Gemma deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing, including the sale and purchase of properties, re-mortgages and transfers. She is known for her high standards of client care and recognises the importance of keeping her clients fully informed of developments throughout a transaction; from the moment the deal is agreed, right the way through to completion.

    Office Location: Barnstaple
    Position: Legal Executive
    Telephone: 01271 372128
    Email: g.williams@sleeblackwell.co.uk

  • Liam Harris

    Liam grew up in North Devon and went to school locally.

    He attained a first class honours degree in law and achieved a distinction on the Legal Practice course.

    Since joining the firm in January 2020, Liam has spent time in the conveyancing departments of both our Barnstaple and South Molton offices and commenced his solictor’s training contract with us in November 2020.

    Outside of the office you can find Liam surfing or walking his Labrador at one of our many Devon beaches.

    Office Location: South Molton
    Position: Trainee solicitor
    Telephone: 0808 139 1606
    Email: l.harris@sleeblackwell.co.uk