Boyce Hatton makes trio of partner promotions

Boyce Hatton are delighted to announce three promotions within the firm.

Boyce Hatton Solicitors has made a trio of partner promotions as it enters its new financial year.

The promotions see Kate Barton moving up from salaried partner to equity partner, while Rebecca Holloway and Cheryl Smith move from  Associates to become salaried partners at the firm. The appointments take the total number of partners at the – Torbay and South Hams based firm to 12.

Kate BartonKate Barton advises on all aspects of family law including children matters, divorce, financial settlements, cohabitation, and prenuptial agreements.. Having qualified and worked in Bristol law firms Kate joined Boyce Hatton in 2005. Kate was instrumental in establishing the Women in Torbay and Totnes network that Boyce Hatton supports and which regularly attracts 40-60 local businesswomen at each meeting.


 Rebecca HollowayRebecca Holloway is a Licensed Conveyancer and Head of Residential Conveyancing.  Rebecca advises on all aspects of residential property including sales, purchases, mortgages and remortgages, and leasehold arrangements. Joining Boyce Hatton in  2015  Rebecca is the first non-solicitor partner appointment at the firm.



Cheryl SmithCheryl Smith is a member of the Commercial Property team undertaking a broad variety of commercial work including sales and purchases, lease renewals and assignments, working for both landlords and tenants. Joining the firm with a law degree in 2003, she qualified as a solicitor at Boyce Hatton and is another of the firm’s trainees to successfully become a partner.



The promotions come shortly after the firm also celebrated being named Law Firm of the Year (1-10 partners) at the Devon and Somerset Law Society (DASLS) Legal Awards.

Boyce Hatton Managing Partner Mark Pierce said: “I am delighted to be able to promote these three dynamic professionals. All of them have performed consistently highly, with superb feedback from clients. At Boyce Hatton, we believe in rewarding excellence and commitment to client service – and all three personify that. These promotions demonstrate the firm’s confidence as we continue to grow, having successfully opened a second office in Totnes last year. My warm congratulations to Kate, Rebecca, and Cheryl.”

Commenting on the promotions, Kate Barton said: “Rebecca, Cheryl and myself are very proud to receive these promotions and look forward to continuing to work closely with our clients. The firm has an open and progressive culture that supports the individual. This puts us on a firm footing for the future.”


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