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Curtis Whiteford Crocker solicitors, based in Tavistock, Plymouth & Torpoint.

We are pleased to announce that Tony Pearce has now taken over the role of supervising solicitor at our Tavistock office.

Tony has over 30 years of experience assisting clients resolve disputes, mainly in relation to the legal issues and problems that often arise after someone has passed away or there is a suspicion of financial abuse involving an elderly or infirm person.

Tony is a full member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and an affiliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He has written legal articles for a leading training organisation which can be viewed at and he is a founding editor of the Contentious Probate Section at The National Will Register (

Tony formerly served as a deputy district judge on the South West circuit and brings a wealth of experience as a solicitor to Tavistock. Tony said: ‘I am very pleased to be working in Tavistock, a town that I first came to know when serving in the Royal Marines in the 1970s. ‘My main area of work these days relates to disputes over the validity of a will or codicil, resolving problems relating to trusts of money and property, removing executors and trustees and recovering assets. ‘Indeed, I cover the whole range of legal problems that can arise where the property or assets of an infirm or elderly person might be cause for concern. ‘I also seek to assist those who hold property jointly with another and may have a disagreement or claim or those who feel that they have an entitlement to share in the ownership of money or property.

‘If I can assist please do call the Tavistock office (01822 617666) and speak with Susie or Stephanie in order to arrange an initial discussion.’

Curtis Whiteford Crocker Solicitors draw on over 200 years of professional experience in offering a wide range of services from conveyancing and property, matrimonial and family matters and wills and probate, to more complex issues such as employment disputes, bankruptcy and debt recovery and contentious wills.

We’re a friendly and approachable team who will discuss matters in a practical, down-to-earth way. We work with organisations such as Resolution, which favours mediation to litigation in matrimonial cases, and the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance which has helped to make the offices dementia friendly and our staff more aware of the issues involved. The Tavistock office is where you’ll find consultant solicitor Tony Pearce, a specialist with over 15 years of experience in dealing with contentious trust and probate issues and other disputes involving estates and property. He is one of the few experts in contentious wills in the Westcountry.

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