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Yeovil College

Gas supply dispute following the change of contractual supplier by the client. Problem The change of contractual supply was not authorised by the gas transporter because one of the supply pipes had been capped by the supplier so the supply to the client was dead. The problem arose because the...
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Wharfside Developments Ltd

Wharfside Developments Ltd is a development company based in Ireland which instructed Clarke Willmott in relation to a proposal for a District Centre and mixed use development at Derriford in Plymouth comprising shops, cafes, restaurants, community facilities and 356 dwellings. Problem Promoting a site about which Plymouth City Council had...
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Westbury Homes Limited

Westbury Homes is part of the Persimmon PLC group of companies, a leading national housebuilder company. Westbury instructed Clarke Willmott in relation to a dispute that arose out of a land purchase agreement. Problem Westbury acquired development land from a landowner in Somerset. It was part of the deal that...
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Waste Treatment Specialist

Our client is a UK-based waste treatment and renewable energy specialist. The company provides sustainable waste treatment services to local authority and commercial customers across the UK, helping them enhance recycling and reduce impact on the environment by diverting waste away from landfill. Clarke Willmott was instructed in relation to...
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Vence LLP/Ashton Vale Projects LLP

Vence LLP/Ashton Vale Projects LLP are the landowners of a site in Bristol earmarked for the new Bristol City Football Club stadium. They instructed Clarke Willmott in relation to the claim brought by local objectors to register the land as a village green. An objector brought proceedings challenging the Council’s...
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Tweeting (and re-tweeting)

Tweeting (and re-tweeting) may constitute defamatory publication (libel) and special care should be taken in this regard. See for example the recent case of Mrs Sally Bercow (McAlpine v Bercow [2013] EWHC 1342 (QB)). Lord McAlpine’s junior counsel advised clients of ours in a recent case in point. Our client...
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Trade Mark Infringement: International Retail Group

Problem Our client is an international retail group. It became aware of a retail group in a different sector changing its trade mark such that it closely resembled that of our client. Both parties traded in multiple jurisdictions. Our Role We identified those jurisdictions in which our client has the...
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Thomas Murray – Making gifts on behalf of his father

Thomas had been appointed as attorney for his father, Bill. He wasn’t sure whether he could make gifts on behalf of his father, so he contacted us for advice. Problem Thomas felt that making substantial gifts to avoid inheritance tax was the right thing to do. He was not sure...
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The use of Trusts in Estate Planning

Mr Rhodes is domiciled in South Africa but works in the UK. He instructed Clarke Willmott LLP in relation to his estate planning. Problem Mr Rhodes is a successful businessman who was born and raised in South Africa. He remains domiciled in South Africa but has been resident in the...
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The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd

The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd is a producer of garden products based in a number of sites within the UK who instructed Clarke Willmott in relation to a number of planning and environmental matters including such diverse areas as the definition of waste and when a product made from waste...
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The Guinness Partnership

We were instructed by The Guinness Partnership to act on its behalf in acquiring eight sites for a total value of in excess of £19m. Problem Guinness had agreed with Galliford Try to buy a total of eight sites comprising a minimum of 165 units at various locations across the...
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Surgery negligence and subsequent incontinence

How much is my claim worth? Case report: Spinal Surgery Error Claim J C –v- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Damages – £215,000 We were instructed in May 2007. The Claimant had a history of back problems dating back to her teenage years. She underwent spinal surgery with insertion of...
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