The Team

Paul Scott – Director
Paul has worked in agency for nearly 20 years having studied Building and Civil engineering at Exeter College. Paul started his career with an independent firm in Exeter, progressed on to managing two offices for Blackhorse agencies in Torbay and then back to Exeter. Nearly five years ago, Paul took over what was Redferns Estate Agents which he then merged with Halls to create Hall & Scott in 2011. Based in the Topsham office, Paul says:- “I am very proud of the business and believe we offer an exceptional service covering the whole of East Devon. We are one of the most experienced teams in the area, which in the market we are in, is of the upmost importance”. Paul is a member of the Exeter Estate Agents Association and also a chairman of The Lord’s Taverners, which is a disability sports charity.

Michael Feb 18Michael Halliday
I am so pleased to be joining the team here at Hall & Scott – having worked for so long for a large corporate firm with their ever increasing demands in a wide range of areas, I am looking forward to concentrating my efforts and skills on core estate agency values once again.
I was brought up in Topsham from an early age, being a pupil at all the town’s schools prior to completing “O” and “A” levels at Exeter School.
I have worked locally in Estate Agency for over 30 years in Exeter, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and here in Topsham since 2003 and therefore have an in-depth knowledge of the geographical area and the market.
I am looking forward to continuing my work in an area I love and meeting both new clients and those I have previously been acquainted with.

Jenny Feb 18Jenny Walker – Sales & Lettings Negotiator
Jenny started her career in agency originally working in Exmouth. Having lived in various parts of the country and gaining management experience from different industries, she has the expertise to deal with all aspects of the business. She moved back to Devon five years ago and enjoys being back in what she feels to be one of the most desirable areas in the UK. Being based in the Topsham office, Jenny has a sound knowledge of the market and can advise on both the sale and acquisition of all types of property.

Nick Feb 18Nick Hall FNAEA – Director
Nick started in estate agency in 1977, working in Berkshire for a family run firm gaining experience in Residential Sales, Lettings and New Homes – working on Charles Church, Bryant Homes and Taylor Woodrow developments. In 1988 he moved to Devon with his family having been re-located by Royal Life to be the Area Director for the Exeter branch and training centre of Gribble Booth and Taylor. Nick’s corporate agency career finished with the Black Horse as Area Director covering an area from Exeter to Paignton. In 1997 Nick and his wife started Halls Estate Agents in Ottery St Mary – really moving forward, offering a specialist service that larger firms were unable to offer. They successfully built the company up to be one of the largest firms in the area.In 2003 they launched their lettings department which has now expanded, currently the largest rental department in the area employing 4 staff. Then in 2006 Halls acquired Huxtables Estate Agency who very successfully specialised in Block Property Management and Rentals and very smoothly integrated it into Hall and Scott. We promise our current and future clients that Halls will always offer an enthusiastic and committed service.

Dean Feb18Dean Milton MNAEA
Dean started his career in residential Estate Agency, back in 1986 with an independent company in Exeter. After a time the company was acquired by a corporate Estate Agency Chain. Dean continued with this company until 1997, when he left to start an exciting new independent Estate Agency with Nick Hall. Since then “Hall and Scott”, have become a highly successful company covering residential, development land and commercial premises throughout East Devon. Hall & Scott pride themselves on individual marketing packages for the clients and the highest possible customer care standards – “Nothing is too much trouble for us if it helps our clients”. Dean considers himself privileged to work in such a beautiful location, handling property sales in all price ranges. Dean’s interests include squash and running, he is an avid supporter of motor racing on many weekends.

Rachael Feb 18Rachael Down – Sales Consultant/Administrator
Rachael has lived and worked in Ottery St Mary all of her adult life and has good local knowledge and experience of the area.On leaving The Kings School with A Levels, she spent 3 years with a local bank before joining her family’s established and reputable business in West Hill – prior to settling down to have a family of her own. Following 10 years as a medicalsecretary she was ready for a career change and was delighted when a position came available with Hall & Scott Estate Agents. Rachael joined Hall & Scott in 2003 as an administrator and has progressed onto the sales team in more recent times.Anex pupil of the Kings school and an avid supporter of local sports clubs, Rachael has been heavily involved with Ottery Crickets Hockey Club and the local Women’s Running Network.
Sarah RobinsonSarah Feb 18
Having recently returned to East Devon, after 16 years living in Leicester, Sarah joins us with over 17 years retail banking experience. Her extensive mortgage background provides valuable guidance to our clients as she supports them through their sale and purchase.


Tina Blount – Sales and Lettings ConsultantTina Feb 18
Tina joined the Lettings department in 2011 following Halls acquisition of Huxtables of Honiton. Tina brings with her over 10 years of Lettings experience and is recognised as a specialist of the Honiton, Sidmouth and Ottery St. Mary Lettings market.

Emily Graham – Sales AdministratorEmily Dec 19

Emily, an ex-pupil of The Kings School was born and raised in Exmouth and began her career in the property industry in 2017. She joined a Corporate Estate Agent in their Lettings department after travelling for 3 months in New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. In June 2019 she then joined us here at Hall and Scott as a Sales Administrator.


Hannah Jun 18Hannah Board – Lettings
Hannah began her career in the property industry in 2006 where she joined a local Estate Agent in their Surveying department. Moving onto LSL Corporate Client department in 2009 and finally joining Hall and Scott in 2018. She has a variety of knowledge that she brings with her having been in different areas of the industry. Hannah is from Sidmouth and attended Sidmouth College, she has great knowledge of the town where she grew up. Hannah now lives in Ottery St Mary where she is married, with her husband local tradesman Simon and son Oliver.


Beth Gilhooly – ExmouthBeth
Born and raised in Exmouth so I know the area very well. I studied at Exmouth Community College and then onto Exeter College. Started as a Sales Advisor Barratt Homes in 2014 based in Exeter selling new homes. Had a change of career and joined Flybe as Cabin Crew and now excited to be returning to the industry.


Nicky Strange – New BuildNicky Feb 18
Nicky joined in September 2015 as part of the West Hill office, after buying her house through Hall and Scott. Her role is now very varied as she works in the Ottery St Mary Office alongside Nick and Chris on the Land, Developments and New Homes. When she is not working with developers and clients she is part of the marketing team.


Sue Gwillim – Ottery St MarySue Feb 18
Sue has grown up and lived in Sidmouth since the age of eight with her parents who ran businesses in the town. Sue has worked in the property sector for many years first for a conveyancing solicitor, then for a conveyancing manager of a large assurance company and a local Chartered Surveyor before joining Hall and Scott in 2014 as part of the sales team, moving on to take over the management of the Block Property in 2016.


Paris Feb 18Paris Pinney – Lettings
Having grown up in Sidmouth I was proud to be given the opportunity to join Hall & Scott’s Letting Department in March 2014, where I have gained a wealth of experience and look forward to helping expand the department.