Austin Blackburn

Commercial Property

Austin joined Nash & Co in September 2005 from a large regional firm in East Anglia, where he had practiced as a commercial solicitor for many years. Austin is very experienced in Company & Commercial Law especially contract work, business sales, acquisitions, reorganisations, intellectual property, shareholder and director rights & responsibilities. He relocated to the South West to be nearer relatives and for the quality of life especially for his family.

When asked why Austin prefers Commercial Law, he said “I enjoy the challenges of dealing with the variety and often complex legal situations that arise in commercial transactions and I value maintaining a close working relationship with the management and ownership of my business clients both large and small.” He maintains strong skills in a wide range of legal issues relevant to the commercial sector and has a pragmatic approach to dealing with his client’s needs.

Austin was made a Partner in May 2006 and a member of the LLP in May 2010. He qualified in October 1998 and has a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law.

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I’m writing regarding the sale of Hatt Farm in September 2020, with the conveyance done by Austin Blackburn. I could not fault how Austin handled the sale. He was always quick to reply on any query I had, explained issues very clearly, was courteous and often with a sense of humour! All conveyancers should follow his example! Very happy! I have used Nash and Co for some years now. David Cornelius organised our Wills , Julia Ludlow has done some conveyancing for me, and is currently doing one for my daughter and son in law, so have every confidence in the firm and  those who work in it, and will continue to instruct the firm for other legal matters in the future.

Heugh Symons


Austin, after a less than endearing moral display I witnessed from the legal world in early 2019, I can safely say that you have restored my faith in the British legal profession.  Really impressed with the speed and professionalism with which you processed and managed what seems like a huge amount of detail.  Thank you and great job.

Mr A Tucker


“My company has massively benefitted from the expert advice and help provided by the team at Nash & Co from helping facilitate our move to new premises to advice with contracts with our contractors, they continue to impress me all the time with their empathy towards our situations. Thanks to Krista and Austin especially!”

Stuart Umney
Cisco Homes


Austin, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your work on this.  It’s been a remarkably smooth process, and I appreciate how responsive and helpful you’ve been to all my queries.

Mr Cadenhead


We have worked with Austin a couple of times now. He is very knowledgeable and responsive. He has delivered exceptional value for my business and I would strongly recommend him for commercial property legal work.

Hedley Putnam