Bevirs sponsors Calne Bike Meet 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have officially become the main sponsors for Calne Bike Meet which will take place on Saturday 28th July 2018.

Calne Bike Meet started life as Calne Motorcycle Meet and was the brain child of two local motorcycle enthusiasts and two Rotarians back in the year 2000.


The basic idea was to bring trade to the town and to “put Calne on the map”. The first year started small with just a few bike clubs and some private motorcyclists attending but that soon changed as word got around.


Just 4 years later in 2004 the event had grown with vintage, classic and veteran bikes coming in large numbers. Then there were the specialised clubs like Bath Classics, BSA, classic Japanese, BMW, Virago, Royal Enfield and many more, suffice to say, that every make and style of motorcycle comes to Calne in their thousands on the last Saturday of July every year and attracts many more thousands of spectators, filling the town centre for the whole day.


Now it has fulfilled its original aim and certainly put Calne on the map, as people come from all over the country, with some arriving from the continent. The main reason for this success is the fact that it is based in the town centre and is the only free event of its kind in the country, and the bikers are made to feel welcome.


We wish, not only to sponsor, but to participate in the days events, we will have gazebos set up and will be joining the ride out. It’s really important to us to spend time with the local community which we serve and enjoy spending time with. 


For the further information, please take a look at the website 






Zoe Tibbles appointed an Associate

The Partners at Bevirs are pleased to announce that Zoe Tibbles has been appointed an Associate of the Firm.

Sonyia Woolnough, Head of Commercial, and a Partner says “Zoe is a considerable asset to the Commercial Team at Bevirs. In addition to commercial property work she specialises in Pension Property and Lease Extension work all of which she does with great energy and enthusiasm. Her promotion is well deserved”

Zoe is a Commercial Property solicitor and joined Bevirs in December 2016 after working for 10 years with a law firm, based in the South West. Zoe deals with a variety of complex transaction and has particular expertise in Pension Property acquisitions  financing and  Leases

Zoe’s clients include pension providers, commercial investors and developers, landlords and tenants, banks and business operators.

Zoe comments “It is fantastic to be able to continue my work as an Associate within such a knowledgeable and client focused team.  As a working mum to a young child, I am particularly pleased to work in a firm which recognises and supports family life alongside a fulfilling career.”

Congratulations Zoe, from all at Bevirs.




Commercial Team Lawyer Vacancy

Commercial Team Lawyer Vacancy

We are very proud of the growth and success of our current Commercial Team and want to expand by recruiting   additional full time commercial solicitors or legal executives  to be based in our Royal Wootton Bassett Office who will be just as enthusiastic  committed  and excited about what we do  as the rest of the team.

The successful candidates will

  • (Property work) be a Solicitor or Legal Executive with experience of and able to manage their own case load   in commercial property sales and purchases, including contracts, title reports, leases agreements for lease for landlords and/or tenants as well as dealing with applications for consent to assign, deeds of variation, lease renewals, surrenders, licences to alter and underleases.
  • (Business work) be a Solicitor or Legal Executive  experienced in and able to manage their own case load in several of the following   business sales and purchases, shareholders agreements, commercial and consumer contracts.
  • Bring something extra to the team such as an expertise or desire to acquire an expertise in another specialist area (this could be either property work or business work related)
  • Be excellent at managing themselves administratively
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to engage with marketing and promotion of the  Commercial Team.

Bevirs has an outstanding reputation and long established (1885) offices in Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne. Whilst we are proud of our history we are also forward thinking and the commercial team wants to be in a position to serve the businesses and landowners of tomorrow as well as today.

If you would like   the opportunity to work in lovely surroundings being part of an enthusiastic dedicated team we look forward to hearing from you. For further information or an informal chat please contact Sonyia Woolnough on 01793 848900.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to Mrs Sonyia Woolnough 141 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AZ or

The closing deadline for applications is 1st June 2018.


Life in Law, by Michelle Bowyer, Family Team

A life in Law:

6th June 1996: my first day at work in a Solicitors office. A sunny day in Portsmouth and I recall my new colleagues looking hot, sweaty and over-worked. I was fresh faced and bursting with excitement at securing a role in law having spent an unimaginative year in pension administration as a stop-gap following my graduation from university. I was a trainee legal executive and I faced a baptism of fire. I was in a busy crime department and I was soon attending court, visiting clients in prison, preparing statements and analysing evidence. If the civil team needed someone to undertake an oral examination at court, I was sent jogging over with the reminder that one of the Partners had once reduced a defendant to tears: this had become folklore in the office and the pressure was on to be as equally as robust. I never did make anyone cry in those sessions and it wasn’t until my appearance in the family team later that year that I witnessed tears from a client. I still witness tears on a frequent basis almost 22 years later. I never forget that in family law, we are dealing with people’s lives. I meet the loveliest of people facing one of the most challenging times anyone can face: family breakdown. My role is to guide them through the process, advise them in relation to divorce, the financial consequences, arrangements for their children and if necessary, protection from harm. Dividing one home between 2 can be a challenge; helping parents agree what is best for their children when communication and trust has broken down between them can be a challenge. Assuring an abused party that the piece of paper called an injunction will keep them safe; can be a challenge.

Save for that forgettable year in pension admin and a year on maternity leave; this is the only job I’ve had. I’m no longer a trainee legal executive: I continued to study whilst working and qualified as a legal executive in 2000 and as a solicitor in 2005. However, the job remains the same even with the numerous changes in law and legal precedent over the past 2 decades: People’s lives. They place their trust in us to guide them through their darkest days and I take huge satisfaction in doing just that and in seeing the fog of desperation lift. Occasionally, a client will touch base with me long after their case and it is always a delight to discover that contrary to their belief at date of us meeting; there is life after family breakdown. If handled sensitively, with care, compassion and in a conciliatory fashion; this can be achieved with the fewest of tears and with hope not just for my client’s future but for their children and wider families, all of whom can suffer following the breakdown of a relationship.