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Our solicitors in Manchester

Welcome to Clarke Willmott, Manchester

We are a leading UK law firm offering a full legal service to businesses and private individuals.

We pride ourselves on our straight talking approach, expertise and consistently excellent service.

In 2018 following continued success and growth in Manchester we moved to new offices in the City Centre which reinforces the firm’s commitment to the City of Manchester which is fast becoming a leading centre outside London for professional services.

We are committed, determined and enthusiastic people who enjoy working together to deliver pragmatic, strategic and timely legal advice for our clients. Many of our partners are listed as ‘Recommended Lawyer’ or ‘Leading Individual’ in their field in the Legal 500, a directory that provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended law firms, lawyers, attorneys, advocates, solicitors and barristers.

Clarke Willmott LLP has an ‘extremely knowledgeable and efficient team that is commercially and legally smart and tactically astute’. Legal 500 2019

Clients say: “The team is very good. They are fast, efficient and knowledgeable, as well as providing a value-for-money service.” Chambers 2019

Please get in touch to discuss how our expert solicitors can help you or your business in whatever challenge you may be facing. We would be delighted to talk to you about your business, your ambitions, what matters to you, and how we can help you to succeed.

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Our services and legal expertise in Manchester

Our talented teams provide expert advice across the full range of legal services through a range of industry sectors.

We will help you start your business, protect it, grow it, exploit it and we will work alongside you and your teams to face any challenges head on, every step of the way.

In Manchester we are proud of our private client offering, we are unique in being able to offer family and private client services alongside our commercial expertise. We have done this for over 100 years specialising in helping our clients and their families to organise their affairs and finances to provide financial security and enhanced quality of life in the future.

Our Manchester offering is based on the quality of our people. Above all we are proud to act for our clients.

How to find our Manchester office

Address: 55 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BY

Telephone: 0161 638 3000 | Fax: 0345 209 2005 | DX: 14351 Manchester

Our Manchester partners

Roy Crozier photo, Partner Intellectual Property

Your nominated contact

Roy Crozier

Partner/Head of Intellectual Property

Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Taunton and London

Roy Crozier is a Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott solicitors' Intellectual Property team specialising in both contentious and non-contentious IP law.

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Neil Baker photo, Partner Planning & the Environment

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Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester

Neil Baker is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Bristol Planning & Environment team.

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Chris Connors - Corporate Tax Solicitor - Manchester

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Chris is a corporate tax specialist, and has a depth of experience advising all types of clients on how to optimise their tax position.

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Roy Crozier photo, Partner Intellectual Property

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Partner/Head of Intellectual Property

Manchester, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Taunton and London

Roy Crozier is a Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott solicitors' Intellectual Property team specialising in both contentious and non-contentious IP law.

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Paul Davies - Partner - Private Client - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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Paul is a Partner and head of the private capital team in Clarke Willmott's Manchester office.

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James Driver - Construction Partner - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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James is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Manchester Construction team and specialises in resolving construction and engineering disputes.

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Lindsay Felstead photo, Partner Property Litigation

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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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John Flint photo, Partner Commercial & Private Client Litiation

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John Flint is a Partner in Clarke Willmott's commercial & private client litigation team specialising in director, shareholder and partnership disputes.

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Ed Foulkes email Ed Foulkesemail Ed Foulkes



Ed is a ‘pragmatic and practical’ corporate lawyer dealing primarily with mergers and acquisitions. He has specialisms in the financial services, fintech and technology sectors.

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Iain Harrison photo, Partner Commercial Property

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Birmingham and Manchester

Iain Harrison is a partner in Clarke Willmott's Commercial Property team specialising in the retail sector, and acts for several high street names.

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Stephen Jarman - Corporate Solicitor - Manchester

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Stephen provides advice and assistance to business owners and management teams covering the full gamut of corporate and commercial sectors using the 30 years of experience that he has clocked up since qualification.

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Chris Keane - Partner - Insolvency - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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Chris is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Manchester Restructuring & Insolvency team with expertise covering a range of both personal & corporate insolvency.

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Chris Longbottom - Divorce and family solicitor - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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Partner and National Family Team Manager at Clarke Willmott


Chris provides advice on complex financial cases; often involving business interests, trusts, children, foreign assets and pensions.

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Neil Powell - Commercial Property Solicitor - Manchester

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Neil is a Partner in the Commercial Property Team specialising in development, acquisitions, planning promotion and landlord and tenant

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Philip Roberts photo, Senior Associate Business Recovery Unit

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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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Andrew Stone photo, Senior Associate Intellectual Property

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Manchester and London

Andrew Stone is a Partner in Clarke Willmott's Manchester Intellectual Property team specialising in both contentious & non-contentious IP law.

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Chris Thorne photo, Partner & Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Partner/Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Southampton, Taunton, Manchester and London

Chris Thorne is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team specialising in medical negligence claims.

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Mathew Wilson email Mathew Wilsonemail Mathew Wilson



Mathew advises social landlords on contentious and non-contentious housing and asset management matters with a particular focus on housing conditions claims.

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Alex Walsh - Commercial Property Solicior - Clarke Willmott Manchester

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Alex is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Manchester Commercial Property department working with clients in numerous sectors.

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Our work in the community

We care about how we do business and the wider community that surrounds us, our clients and our families.

Local Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leadership teams across our seven national offices oversee our firm wide efforts in the local community. We are keen to encourage all of our employees to think about how they might use the skills they develop in their professional careers to give back to their local community and this is reflected in our strategy.

Currently our Manchester office charity is St Ann’s Hospice. We are working hard with St Ann’s not only to raise funds but to supply volunteers for projects run by St Ann’s. At Christmas time we provided volunteers to assist with At Ann’s Christmas shop. In March 2019 our expert private client lawyers were writing wills for St Ann’s in their Will Week.

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