Francis Parffrey's CV

In 1971 I came to Exeter University Law department from Birmingham and stayed ever since! I love Devon and its Coast and Dartmoor. I have lived in Ashburton since 1997.

I worked for many years as a solicitor in Exeter. I am now a licensed conveyancer and probate practitioner providing a personal local legal service to Ashburton, the Moor and the locality.

I am a member of and involved in St Andrew's our local church sitting on the PCC.

I was a founder of Ashburton Arts with our plans for a buzzing Arts Centre and Arts scene in the old Methodist Church.

I am also a Director of The Society of Licensed Conveyancers which represents the Licensed Conveyancer and Probate Practitioner profession. It exists to serve the interests of its members working constructively with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) as well as other stakeholders such as Government Departments, industry representative bodies, consumer organisations and the media; national, local and trade.

My wife Jane and I love walking. The pictures in this website are some of her photographs that she sells professionally under the name Dartmoorsailor Photos. We have a large family with numerous grandchildren keeping us young.

FRANCIS PARFFREY LEGAL SERVICES LTD is regulated and authorised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and Probate Practitioners (the CLC) providing fully regulated and insured legal services for the protection of you the consumer/client.

Please see the link for further information about the CLC and in particular the Charter to which a Licensed Practitioner has to subscribe.

All Case work is carried out by me personally.

Francis Parffrey

Director and Licensed Conveyancer/Probate Practitioner.


Complaints Procedure If you have any complaint about the way in which your matter has been dealt with this is the procedure which will be followed:

A complaint is an oral or written expression of dissatisfaction which alleges that you the complainant has suffered (or may suffer) financial loss, distress, inconvenience, or detriment.

We aim to resolve any complaint you have about the service we have given you as quickly as possible. If you are unable to sort things out, please let us know in writing, and Francis Parffrey will look into your complaint.

Once we have received your written complaint, Francis Parffrey will write to you within 7 days to explain how your complaint will be investigated if a complete response to your complaint has not been made by that time. You will be told the latest date by which a complete answer will be given to your complaint (this should be not more than 28 days after we received your complaint). If you have made the complaint verbally - either at a meeting or on the telephone - we will set out our understanding of the nature of your complaint in our full response.

The assessment of the complaint will be based upon a sufficient and fair investigation. We will explain in writing our findings and where the complaint is upheld, will offer remedial action or redress. This will be actioned promptly.

If you are dissatisfied with the way your complaint is handled, please let us know in writing and Francis Parffrey will conduct a separate review of your complaint. You will be told about the conclusion of this review within 28 days.

If after following the review process you remain dissatisfied with any aspect of our handling of your complaint, you may contact directly the Legal Ombudsman to ask them to consider the complaint further:

Tel no: 0300 555 0333


Mail: Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ

Unless it agrees there are good reasons not to do so, the Legal Ombudsman will expect you to allow us to consider and respond to your complaint in accordance with the procedure set out above in the first instance. You can refer your complaint up to 6 months after you have received our final written response to your complaint. You can also use the Ombudsman service if we have not resolved your complaint within 8 weeks of us receiving it. A complaint can be referred to the Legal Ombudsman up to six years from the date of the act or omission or up to 3 years after discovering a problem. The Ombudsman deals with service-related complaints; any conduct-related complaints will be referred to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

Please note that there are Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] service providers and currently (1st October 2015) the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has confirmed that the following ADR entities are available to deal with and certified for disputes in the legal services sector: Ombudsman ServicesProMediate and Small Claims Mediation. We confirm we agree to use the ADR scheme.





For more information on the CLC, click here

To view the Code of Conduct, click here CLC Code of Conduct


CLC Recognised Body number 2422


Francis Parffrey LLB (Exeter) - Director and Licensed Conveyancer & Probate Practitioner 


Francis Parffrey Legal Services Limited Company number 9026299

Registered Office Hillcrest Bowden Hill Ashburton Devon TQ13 7EA

CLC Recognised Body number 2422


REGULATORY INFORMATION Please see the link for further information about the CLC and in particular the Charter to which a Licensed Practitioner has to subscribe.