Neil Starr

Partner / Solicitor / Head of Commercial Property Department

Neil has over 18 years’ experience in property work, acting in both Commercial and Residential Property matters. Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2000, Neil has spent the majority of his legal career working for two Exeter based law firms and specialises in Commercial Property whilst also undertaking Residential Conveyancing work.

Prior to qualification, Neil obtained a Law degree at Solent University in Southampton and then went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at Guildford, College of Law. Following that, Neil completed a Training Contract in the Legal Department of Exeter City Council which gave him an excellent grounding in commercial property. Neil then worked for many years in two other law firms before joining Dunn & Baker Solicitors in October 2018.

Neil is experienced in a variety of complex work on behalf of a range of clients. In relation to Commercial Property, Neil acts for Property Developers, Local Authorities, Landlords and Tenants, Insolvency Practitioners and individuals. He has considerable experience of acting for sellers and buyers of businesses which have a property aspect, such as hotels, public houses, restaurants, retail premises and petrol stations. In relation to Residential Property, Neil undertakes a range of work including sales, purchases, remortgages, transfer of equity and land transfers.

Neil has lived and worked in East Devon all his life, apart from when he studied Law at Southampton and Guildford. Neil is well known in the property community and has many loyal clients who have followed him to Dunn & Baker Solicitors.

Communication with his clients and all related parties is an integral part of his work to achieve maximum client satisfaction and, as many of Neil’s existing clients will vouch, he is practical, knowledgeable and completes matters promptly.

News and media

  • News
    • Posted on April 28, 2020
      Sometimes things do not go according to plan and continuing your occupation of a commercial property may no longer be viable. The prospect of attempting to terminate your lease can appear daunting. Dunn& Baker Solicitors can help; advising you on the options available to you and assisting with the legal work to ensure that you are successfully relieved of your obligations under your lease.
    • Posted on April 8, 2020
      Our doors might be temporarily closed to visitors, but our business is open as usual….!

      The commercial team at Dunn & Baker are very used to working electronically and where necessary, remotely and so continuing to work during this present ‘lockdown’ has been fairly seamless.
    • Posted on May 28, 2019
      If you have a commercial property, either as a Tenant, Landlord or Owner/Occupier, your business will rely upon it to trade. It may be a café, shop, pub, office or warehouse – whatever it is; you need to be sure that you have the necessary legal rights to use it for your required purpose. Dunn & Baker can advise on leases, title and laws so you can carry on doing business.