• Commercial Property
  • Residential Property

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  • Member of the Law Society
  • Member of Devon & Somerset Law Society
  • Member of the Law Society’s CQS

John Byne is a Consultant specialising in both residential and commercial conveyancing, and has previously dealt with other areas of law including matrimonial and probate, wills, crime and general litigation.

John was educated at Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire and has worked in the legal profession since 1968. He took his articles in Torquay and, upon completion of the Law Society exams at the Guildford College of Law, qualified as a solicitor in 1974. He then went on to work at firms in Totnes and Barnstaple, before setting up his own practice in Torquay in 1977.

He was a founder member of the Torbay Duty Solicitors scheme, which was set up in 1987.

Johns interests include running, sailing, rugby, walking and enjoys Opera music.


“I really must take this opportunity to thank you for your services over the last six months. From the outset I knew I needed a good solicitor – so I am very glad I found you! John, I thank you most sincerely: for your wise counsel, your prompt attention when required, and for your care and conduct throughout.”

“We would like to thank so much, not only for this matter but for all the help that you have provided to us over many years.”

“John and his secretary, Giselle, were very efficient and completed my transaction completely efficiently and with great speed.  I would not hesitate in recommending WBW in the future.  Thank you for all your help and assistance.  Please forward my special thanks to John and Giselle.  I had every confidence in everything they did – completely thorough and efficient.” Ms F

“Mr Byne was extremely helpful.  We are total novices in house purchasing and his advice was so much appreciated.” Mr & Mrs J