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Our solicitors in Bristol

Welcome to Clarke Willmott, Bristol

With views of Bristol Bridge and Castle Park, Bristol is our largest office and we’ve been at home here since 1986. We’re an established part of the community and our central location helps us keep our ear to the ground. Over the years, we’ve made a lot of connections and come to understand the city and the needs of its residents and businesses well.

We have more than 300 staff, including over 40 partners, and our expertise is broad. This means you can choose the legal services you require from our range of commercial and private client specialisms and always know you are in good hands.

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How to find our Bristol office

New postal address

We are now using a centralised post system which means fewer of our offices will be receiving post. This latest change is all part of our ongoing commitment to reducing our impact on the environment as well as better efficiencies. Can you please send any post for the Bristol office to:

CW Central Post Hub
Blackbrook Gate,
Blackbrook Park Avenue,
Taunton,
TA1 2PG

Address: Floor 10, Assembly Building C, Cheese Lane, Bristol, BS2 0JJ

Telephone: 0182 323 0100 | Fax: 0345 209 2004 | DX: 97175 Taunton Blackbrook

Write to us: Blackbrook Gate, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PG

Please note: Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone starts on Monday 28 November 2022 and visitors travelling to our Bristol office by car may be charged. To check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay, please visit the Bristol City Council website.

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Our Bristol partners

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Alex Jakubowski

Partner

Head of Commercial Litigation Bristol, Head of Bristol Office

Bristol
Alex Jakubowski is a Partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors’ Bristol Commercial Litigation team specialising in commercial disputes.
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Alex Jakubowski - Commercial litigation Solicitor - Bristol

Sarah Coe

Partner

Bristol and London
Sarah is a Partner in the Corporate Commercial team, specialising in commercial, intellectual property, and technology law. Her work covers the full range of contractual and e-commerce issues relevant to businesses seeking to enter new markets or exploit new technology.
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Samantha Neagle

Partner

Bristol
Samantha specialises in the administration of deceased estates with a particular focus on the complex estates of high net worth individuals often involving intellectual property, business and foreign assets.
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Rob Ridd

Partner

Bristol
Rob Ridd is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors’ Bristol corporate and commercial team specialising in company acquisitions and disposals.
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Philippa Yeo

Partner

Bristol
Philippa is committed to helping couples navigate all aspects of the legal process on the breakdown of their relationship in a pragmatic, collaborative and family-focused way including supporting couples to reach arrangements for their children and achieve healthy future co-parenting relationships.
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Philip Roberts

Partner and Head of Debt Recovery

Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton
Phil is a Chartered Legal Executive and Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Debt Recovery team specialising in defended debt recovery litigation and insolvency actions.
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Martin Askew

Partner

Bristol and London
Martin Askew is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors’ Bristol Restructuring & Insolvency team specialising in insolvency and off shore trust entities.
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Maria Greener

Partner

Bristol
Maria specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering law, with a focus on real estate development and real estate finance across a wide variety of sectors including retail, housing, offices, hotels, healthcare and education.
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Lindsay Felstead

Partner

Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Southampton and Taunton
Lindsay is Head of our Housing Management team and jointly leads our Social Housing sector team. Lindsay was called to the Bar in 2000 and subsequently admitted as a Solicitor in 2005.
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Laura Robbetts

Partner

Bristol
Laura is a Partner in our first tier Property Litigation team specialising in commercial property portfolio management and real property disputes for a variety of national property investors and retailers.
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Kerry Fifield

Partner and Clinical Negligence Team Manager

Bristol
Kerry’s primary focus is the needs of the client and their family when pursuing a claim, taking into account that each client is an individual with specific requirements who needs to be supported in addition to the legal investigation.
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Ken MacLennan

Partner

Bristol, Cardiff and Taunton
Ken MacLennan is a partner in Clarke Willmott’s Bristol Insolvency & Restructuring team and has a wide range of experience in corporate restructuring.
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Jacqui Lazare

Partner

Bristol, Southampton and London
Jacqui advises private clients on UK-based tax and estate planning, estate administration and philanthropy and also advises charities on a range of issues.
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Darren Kidd

Partner

Bristol and London
Darren is an experienced litigator specialising in high value and complex disputes. He has particular experience of structuring and progressing group litigation and litigation funding.
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Clare Webb

Partner

Bristol
Clare has built her practice with a commitment to helping her clients resolve their issues in a constructive and conciliatory way. In doing so, she will always have regard to the longterm hopes and aspirations for the family as a whole, whilst of course protecting her client’s interest.
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Claire Johnson

Partner

Bristol
With almost 30 years legal and tax experience, Claire is a Partner in the Private Capital team specialising in tax, trust and estate planning for individuals, business owners and trustees including in the context of high and ultra-high value estates, complex family scenarios and tricky trust issues.
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Our Bristol office services

We are known by our real estate clients as the go-to property lawyers in the South West and we have leading teams in commercial property, construction, property litigation, planning, and social housing. Our lawyers host regular industry events, including our annual property conference.

Our commercial teams work with SMEs across a range of markets. We have a specialist team that works with start-ups and high growth businesses and we are one of the founding members of Bristol Fintech.

For individuals and families, we offer a full range of private client legal services, including private capital and family law. We have two Court of Protection deputies and provide advice on elderly care, health and social care, and mental capacity and welfare.

Our dedicated personal injury, serious injury and medical negligence solicitors also have a strong presence in Bristol and we have close relationships with the Limbless Association, Headway, Spinal Injuries Association and Meningitis Research Foundation.

Our work in the community

Our current office charity is Duchenne UK. Duchenne UK is a lean, ambitious and highly focused charity with a clear vision: to fund and accelerate treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and to do so in a decade.

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